Loving Earth Project

High Street Baptist Church - Tring

Tring's Loving Earth Project

Tring’s Loving Earth Project was launched during The Great Big Green Week in June 2023 and culminated in an exhibition in September 2023 when locally made textile panels were shown alongside some from the national Loving Earth Project collection.

The Loving Earth Project celebrates people, places, creatures and other things that we love but whose future is threatened by climate breakdown or pollution. It uses arts and crafts to help us engage with the issues. By looking at one particular thing that we care about, finding connections and making something beautiful as we reflect on them, we hope this project will inspire people to take action and live more sustainably for the sake of love.

As a springboard for designing our personal textile panels we thought about something, someone or somewhere that we love, then pondered these questions:

  • How will climate change and environmental breakdown affect them?
  • What action is needed to reduce the risk of harm?
  • What could I do to help?

These are the panels which have been created locally. Click on the panel to read the words of the maker.

Loving Earth Project

The Loving Earth Project is an international textile project, started by small group of Quakers and now has over 400 textile panels – and is still growing! The project sought to celebrate some of the wonderful things threatened by growing environmental breakdown: people, places, creatures, and other things we love. It offers people a way to engage creatively and constructively with these issues, without being overwhelmed. The project continues to grow as more communities hear about it and choose to engage by either creating their own panels or holding an exhibition.