Letters to the Earth - A Cultural Response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency
April 12, 2019 @ 12:00 PM
In October 2018, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that we only have 12 years to change how we live, globally. It described the enormous harm that anything above a 1.5 Degrees Celsius rise in global temperature would cause. It told us that limiting to 1.5 oC may still be possible yet requires “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.”
Yet with temperatures now heading towards 3oC, the warnings of climate and ecological breakdown are already here:
In response to this ecological crisis theatres and arts venues across the country are getting involved by hosting readings of Letters To The Earth on Friday 12 April, followed by an open conversation to bring people together in the face of this crisis.
Letters to the Earth is organised by members of the creative industries - including actors, directors and playwrights - the Letters To The Earth project is the beginning of a wider campaign which calls on culture to do its part to tell the truth about the climate and ecological crisis and take necessary action.
People have been writing their Letters to the Earth via the website https://www.letterstotheearth.com/ and Town Hall Arts invites you to come along on the 12 April between 12 and 1pm to take part by reading letters or listening to those reading, and to start a discussion about the situation.
More information and full press release here https://www.letterstotheearth.com/press-release