The Loving Earth Project
celebrates people, places, creatures, and other things we love: things threatened by growing environmental breakdown. It offers a way to help people engage creatively and constructively with climate issues, without being overwhelmed. It also offers a way to share the initiatives in which you’re engaged and your reasons for taking part in them with a very diverse audience. This video introduces the project.
We invite individuals and groups to explore how the future of something, someone, or somewhere they love is affected by human actions – perhaps our own. This exploration can take many forms, including a community textile project. All are invited to participate in this project by making a textile of a specified size in response to the Loving Earth questions for meditation and reflection; that textile can then be sent to join our travelling exhibition. We have several online resources and events to get you started.
We displayed groups of panels in Glasgow during the UN COP26 talks and these are now available to tour widely. Please contact us if you would like to host a display or work with us in some other way, and see here for information about upcoming exhibitions.
Our newsletter can keep you up to date with the project’s development and plans. To join (or leave) the mailing list, please contact us. You can likewise contact us in this way as a Quaker meeting seeking to work with the project.
Climate breakdown and species extinctions are happening all over the world. We hope this project will inspire people to make connections and change our habits, to live more sustainably for the sake of love.
What to do with your panel: Due to the ongoing pandemic, please email us when your textile panel is complete. We will let you know where to send your panel. If possible, please send us a photo of your panel, together with your accompanying text, name, and contact details.
Project background: The Loving Earth Project was set up by a small group of Quakers and is now working with a wide range of groups and individuals. All are very welcome to participate. You can read more about how the project was set up here.