Writing to a Planet in Crisis
Do you feel overwhelmed and unable to respond to the many crises we face?
Do you sense that change and a better future is possible, but don't know where to turn or what to do?
The simple act of writing a letter can help us see the world in a new way.
Letters to the Earth invites you to write your Letter. Join the story of thousands worldwide who are finding their voice in the midst of crisis.
Now published as an award-winning collection by HarperCollins, Letters to the Earth, Writing to a Planet in Crisis brings together the voices of children and the public with authors, artists, scientists and politicians 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, Kae Tempest, Mark Rylance, Ben Okri, Jay Griffiths and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas.
Available in hardback, paperback, audio and ebook
In the spring of 2019 the callout for Letters in response to the climate and ecological emergency was launched. We invite people to take a moment, to switch off the noise of daily distraction and horror, from business as usual, and to write a letter. This can be to or from the Earth, future or past generations, other species or people in positions of power.
Letters have been written in the classroom, at home, in organisations, in communities, in protest, online and in lockdown. People all over the world are adding their voice to this greatest story of our times - to protect, love and restore this place we call home.
2021 is the year we hope to recover from the pandemic. It is also the year when global leaders raise their ambition and make some of the most important decisions in history. At COP26, the next UN Climate Conference, hosted in the UK in November, the world is poised to take decisive climate action.
To find out more about how you can get involved click here.
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