Culture Declares Emergency - Letters to

Writing to a Planet in Crisis

In February 2019 the British public were invited to put pen to paper and write a Letter to the Earth in response to the climate and ecological emergency. The invitation was open to interpretation and open to all. Letters of love, loss, hope and action were written by over 1000 people from all over the world - from 4 year olds to great grandparents, artists, scientists, nurses. A new story emerged.


The campaign is still running, now worldwide. Keep writing your letters. Read them with others. Take them to your communities, to the streets. This website provides you resources to do so.

Now published as an award-winning collection, Letters to the Earth, Writing to a Planet in Crisis brings together the voices of children and the public with authors, scientists and playwrights in the first creative project of its kind. Introduced by Emma Thompson and illustrated by CILIP Kate Greenaway prize-winner Jackie Morris, the book features letters from Yoko Ono, Kate Tempest, Mark Rylance, Jay Griffiths and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas. 

Available in hardback, audio and ebook

the book


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Earth Day 22 April 2020


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