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. Letters of love, loss, hope and action were written by over 1000 people worldwide – from 4 year olds to great grandparents, artists, scientists, nurses. The book Letters to the Earth was published at the end of 2019.
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.
Culture Declares Emergency are providing their audio book “Letters to the Earth” for free for 30 days. So head over if you’re looking for something to listen do during this time. They can be accessed here.
How can we begin to talk about what is happening to the world? We are facing a global emergency.
Temperatures are rising. Mass species extinction has begun. The time for denial is over. It is time to act.
Letters to the Earth is the beginning of a new story. It is an invitation to pause. To listen. To act.
This audiobook includes performances from over 60 actors, authors, and activists and includes contributions from activist Yoko Ono, poet Kate Tempest, actor Mark Rylance, author Laline Paull, illustrator of The Lost Words Jackie Morris, novelist Anna Hope, environmental writer Jay Griffiths and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas.