WHAT HAPPENED NEXT FOR YOU?
The initial aim of the Loving Earth Project was to help people engage more deeply with climate crisis inspired by love and without becoming overwhelmed.
It has grown far beyond our initial hopes, with lots of exhibitions and workshops, over 500 textile art panels made, books, talks and more. The steering group would like to learn more about how it has influenced people and inspired action , whether for panel makers or for others. How has it been helpful? What can we learn from it?
We’d love to hear your experience, whether you made a panel, visited an exhibition, organised an event, read a book, or just browsed our website. We hope to hear from a wide variety of people, by completing our short survey , by 20th February 2024.
If you’d like to tell us more about your story in a different format (eg video, email) , you are welcome to email us at Lovingearthproject@gmail.com .
We have now published four delightful little books based on the Loving Earth Project, each with a different flavour but all beautifully produced and illustrated with photos of some of our textile panels.
The Quaker Arts Network currently has a very SPECIAL OFFER on wholesale orders of our latest book, Caring for the World we Love, designed for kids of all ages. As well as being interesting for individuals to read or dip into it also offers a general introduction to the Loving Earth Project, and can be a useful resource for group conversations or workshops.
This lovely book normally retails at £5 for its 36 beautifully produced pages, and like our other books it’s available from the Quaker Bookshop. However, orders received by the end of Februrary via the shop page on this website will be charged special offer price of £2.50 per copy for 10 or more books (including postage). UPDATE: stocks are now very low so the £1.50 per copy for 30 books or more is no longer available. . We hope this will enable people to give copies to libraries, schools, worship and community groups as well as friends, both to give pleasure and also to help more people to engage positively with the challenges of the environmental crisis.
This past Sunday, the Loving Earth Project exhibition in Westminster was featured on BBC Radio 4. Have a listen here. The segment starts at 27.15 minutes in.
An exhibition of panels from the Loving Earth Project is at Portcullis House, in London, at the request of the Speaker of the House of Commons. You can read more about this very exciting exhibition here.
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Our February 2022 newsletter is now out and can be read here. The newsletter contains information about recent and upcoming exhibitions, postcard and booklet sales, workshops, and more. To sign up to receive our monthly newsletter, contact us here.
Loving Earth panels featured in two shop front exhibitions in Glasgow during COP 26, as well as in four other venues at the time.
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, who helped organise these exhibitions has produced this great report with photos of all of them.
There’s been flooding in Uganda, at the Bukaranga village, where the lives of our friends who made the three Ugandan panels have been turned upside down by the river bursting its banks.
Message from John Lampen:
The easiest way is to donate to Stourbridge Quakers at CAFbank, sort code 40-52-40 account nº 00001638 reference Uganda flood relief. We can send anything received to Bukangara village, where our friend who organised making the three Uganda LEP panels
“a great sadness to our people along the river and besides the road, they have been affected by floods.
The river burst its banks. Around 100 households have been affected. They have lost domestic utensils, animals, crops, houses have fallen down. We have been accommodating affected families in our school.”
I know he will use anything given only to help those affected.
Panel ‘Riverbank management project’