Dear Readers, If you are local (Adelaide) and would like to hang out with menders and stitchers (or learn to mend and how to thread a needle), we will be hanging out at the Festival of Climate Action this Sunday 17 October 2021, 1-3 pm. We will be in Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square). Look for us on the hay bales, and bring whatever you would like to mend, or join a collaborative stitching project. Full programme here!
You can find the full programme for the Festival here.
Here is what the Festival has to say about where we are at:
Join us for a family-focused weekend where we can connect, learn and prepare to take action to tackle the climate crisis together. If you’re new to the world of climate activism or already deeply involved then this is the space for you.The festival begins on Friday 15th October after the next School Strike 4 Climate rally. Throughout the 3 days there will be talks, workshops, music, food trucks, art activities and more.
The scale and pace of change to our climate has almost no precedent.
The last time CO2 was this high in our atmosphere was 2 million years ago when rich forests covered the Antarctic.
Immediate, deep and sustained change is needed.
To do this, we need everyone: old and young, people of faith, parents, business leaders, politicians, artists, you.
The latest report from the world’s leading climate scientists is clear: there is still hope.
There is still a narrow path to avoid a climate catastrophe.
But only if we act fast.
From now on every fraction of a degree matters.
Every tonne of carbon matters.
Every day matters.
Every choice matters.
The decisions we take and the actions we make today will resonate for centuries. The next few years will be the most consequential in human history.
What we do with it is up to each of us.
In the lead up to the COP 26 Climate Conference in Glasgow, come along to learn what you can do, be inspired and connect with others who want to make a difference.We choose to come together because we can – on behalf of all those in isolation throughout the country and the world.And we choose to come together because we must.
This festival is a collaboration between many partners. Come and join in!