Our May 2021 newsletter, with recent panels, helpful information, inspiration, and upcoming events, is now out: you can find it here.
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Loving Earth Project will be offering two events on 10th April, as part of the Journey to COP 26 invitation to help us all prepare for the critical UN climate talks in Glasgow in November 2021. All are welcome to our morning’s workshop Celebrating where we love, or a more leisurely day Exploring Sacred Spaces – details are on our Events page
More information about COP 26 and other events on this date are available here.
Celebrate a place you love , as part of a Quaker-led initiative inviting everyone to celebrate a place that is precious to them. It could be where you live now, in a distant land, a place of natural beauty, a building, or another place that is sacred to you . Life is threatened everywhere by the growing climate crisis, and radical changes are needed to avoid the worst effects.
We will help you prepare to make a textile panel expression your love for this place, and/or what you can do to help care for its future. Your panel can then be sent to join our travelling exhibition. We hope that panels celebrating beloved places all over the world will be shown in Glasgow at the time of for COP26 and will tour widely thereafter.
You can join our journey to COP26 events on 10 April or get started today using resources on our website. You might like to set aside some time on 11 March as part of the Global Day of Action when people from faith groups around the world will be taking a variety of actions for climate justice.
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News of how the project is developing is available though our newsletters including how we’re starting to prepare for COP 26 You can see these on our resources page. To keep up to date, subscribe to our newsletters
We are also seeking volunteers to help with communications, and some of the administration associated with exhibiting. Please contact us if you think you might help. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lockdown Legacy project is a part of the Loving Earth Project, focusing on how the Covid Lockdown has affected our relationship with the environment. This Zoom event will help you develop or get started on making a textile panel as part of thisproject in any style. If you have already started on your panel (on your own or at another workshop), there will be opportunities to discuss how to develop the design, overcome specific textile challenges, think about how to finish it, and also your ideas for your action on the environment.
You’ll be invited to do a little preparation from home in advance of the event if you wish and will be welcome to join our online chats for panel-makers as your panel progresses, if you like.
Led by Lottie Percival and Linda Murgatroyd
Free . Advance booking essential via Sustainable Merton
More information about Sustainable Merton’s Loving Earth Lockdown Legacy project is here “
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The small group of people who came together to take forward the Loving Earth Project in France is continuing to meet to share experiences of where the meditation and project is leading them. They would be happy to hear from others who have participated in the meditation, whether alone or at a Loving Earth Project workshop and would like to join their group.
Some of them have set up a simple website at https://projetparamourdelaterre.wordpress.com/
They would welcome suggestions and offers of practical support in developing the project in France (and francophone countries). Please contact them directly at email@example.com if you are interested.
We’re preparing for an interesting conversation, exploring what we can do ourselves and with others – from the local community to the international organisations- to address the challenges of environmental breakdown. We are pleased to welcome Stella Weinrich to join the conversation from a local government perspective.
Book your place in advance .Sadly, Jo Hand from Giki.earth is unable to join us after all, but do have a look at Giki’s website to find out more about ways to reduce your carbon footprint. You could take their Giki.badges app with you shopping too; if you scan the bar codes it will tell you how sustainable the product is. Easy!
Due to Covid Restrictions the exhibition at Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre due to open on 6 January will now go online on their website. The programme of online events will not be affected . See our events page and https://riverhousebarn.co.uk/whats-on/https-thelittleboxoffice-com-riverhouse-event-view-92770/
2021 kicks off with an exhibition of over 80 Loving Earth textile panels at the Robert philipps Gallery, Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre in Walton on Thames (Covid permitting), and a panel discussion exploring what we can do about the issues raised by panel-makers. Courses and workshops organised by Woodbrooke and Quaker Arts Network accompany the exhibition and offer different ways for people to join the project and explore how we might make changes without becomeing overwhelmed by the environmental crisis. While you’re stuck indoors this winter, why not take the opportunity to reflect creatively with us and commit to an action to help care for what you love? Then you could make a textile panel to inspire others!
Details on our Events page