Over the summer period at All Saints we did a series of weekly events around the theme of Climate Change. We started by creating EcoBricks; stuffing single use plastics into 2 litre bottles. We are going to use them to make stools and furniture for use in the youth project.

We then did two sessions on creating spoken word pieces to enlighten people on the effects that their actions are having on the world. We then shared the poem, reading it out as a group.

It’s our mission

To end carbon emissions

Don’t need your permission

We have no superstition

We need to stop fishing

To keep our dreams wishing

To save our planet -use less plastic

Our ideas are so fantastic

The ice caps are melting its drastic

The temperature is up and down like elastic

To end climate change use less cars

We have to save this planet because we can’t live on Mars

Or the stars

‘Cause life on earth is hard

We also made a display for the Artrooms KH. We used plastics recovered from litter picks to make flowers and attached them to a frame to make a chandelier. A group of young people went out in the community to do a litter pick and to find hotspots.

We then went to Highbury Park with the Park Rangers to test what we could find in the water and understand the impact of litter on the eco system. We rounded it off with more litter picking.

This series of workshops was to help young people know more about climate change and the effects on the environment -but more importantly: what we can each do to help.

 

We need to educate the masses

About greenhouse gases

Tell the lads and lasses

In their school classes

About climate change

Why is the weather so strange?

We need to stop destroying the Earth

We need to appreciate its’ worth

Its vital that we recycle

Why drive a car when you can cycle?

There are lots of ways we can be sustainable

If we all work together

We can protect the weather

Its all obtainable

These projects were supported by Moseley-Kings Heath Placemakers scheme and Birmingham Open Spaces Forum #InspireWithArt-StopLitterInParks