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9th Aug, 2022

Big Green Week event to highlight Solihull craftivism campaigners

Ross Crawford 24th Sep, 2021

LOCAL residents are being urged to mark The Great Big Green Week by joining a major event at Bentley Heath Community Hall this Sunday, September 26.

Organised by members of Packwood and Bentley Heath WI it promises to showcase what people can do to lead a greener lifestyle and help save the planet in the run up to the COP 26 climate conference in Glasgow later this year.

Members of the WI have been busy working on ‘craftivism’ their own version of activism, joining with like-minded groups across the country to make panels for a special scarf.

This scarf, once put together, will go to Glasgow for the global summit, and will measure one and a half miles long, representing the one and a half degrees global temperatures must not rise above if Planet Earth is to be saved.

“We are not the sort of people who want to parade down the street protesting but we want to do our craftivisim to show we do care,” said spokeswoman Barbara Davison.

“I want my children and grandchildren to have a planet left that’s viable.”

The Bentley Heath event will feature not only the panels made locally for the scarf but also Solihull Zero Wasters, plenty of activities for children, Debbie Partridge’s refill van and local MP Saqib Bhatti will also be attending.

For more on craftivism visit https://stitchesforsurvival.earth/.

For more on the fight against climate change see https://www.mothstoaflame.art/.

For more details of the week of action, visit: https://greatbiggreenweek.com/

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