We are so delighted with the support this campaign has generated in just under three weeks.
We have increased the fundraiser to £11,500
This is what we have done so far:
Our team prepared the physical & digital distribution of the book at COP26
and made firm decisions to further reduce the carbon footprint of the book.
These decisions have increased our costs to £11,500 and we strongly felt that they are necessary for the book and our planet:* 2,500 soft back copies of the book have been printed in the UK using only 100% FSC recycled paper and vegetable oil based inks
by Impress Print Services Ltd. who have a strong green agenda read more - www.impressprint.co.uk/green-agenda/ *Digital promotion at COP26
- we were mindful of our carbon footprint at the conference so instead of printing leaflets we produced eye-catching, biodegradable stickers with a QR code
link to access information about the book and shortened, digital, promotional version of the book. The QR link will only be active during COP26*T-shirts for our incredible team of volunteers
who were in Glasgow and active across COP26
. These were produced with sustainable cotton & inks. They had the QR code promo link to the book.
As a thank you for their support, all donors will receive a special 40-page digital copy of the book at the end of the campaign.
This book is generating momentum across all walks of life, we are so grateful and know we can hit our new target.
Our aim is to raise £11,500 which will cover the printing & distribution of 2,500 soft cover copies of the book Climate Change Children’s Voices
which has been with delegates at COP26 and environmental activists including David Attenborough, Greta Thunberg, Jane Goodall and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
COP26 is the UN Climate Change Conference which took place in Glasgow from 31st October to 12th November 2021 bringing parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change at this critical time for life on our planet.
“Open the pages of this book and open your hearts to the impassioned voices of children and their concerns about the climate emergency”.
The spark of this book was ignited by professional photographer, Robin Bath, who decided to cover two climate change demonstrations held in London during 2019. The results are a collection of startling, powerful, deeply-felt images, presented over the following pages. Specifically, the second one, organised for children, affected him deeply.
“It happened in late September, on a brilliant autumn day, when the peerless blue sky and luminosity of the light contrasted radically with the seriousness of the matter the children were protesting about – the destruction of their planet. To me, the children embodied the heartfelt drive and urgency to act which seemed to exorcise the apathy of the general population", he said.
Robin’s collection of wonderful photographs might have lain dormant in one of his many folders, had not an old friend, Geoff Jukes, come across them. “I immediately saw their beauty and importance and thought they should be put into a book,” he said. “Children’s voices can be powerfully effective. What can be more heart wrenching than a 6 year-old holding up a banner declaring ‘You’re destroying my life’?”
We then realised that children’s voices were everywhere so we launched a campaign, firstly to friends and family, and then globally. The response was enormous. Schools, and even Tibetan monasteries were eager to share young people’s thoughts, fears and feelings on how climate change is rapidly unfolding to their peril, in art works which are heartfelt and creative.
Connect with this 200 page book, and hopefully children's voices will ignite a deep concern in all at such a critical time for our planet.
This is hugely ambitious but time is running out for our children’s future and we must act now and give their voices a platform at COP26.
Thank you for supporting this project based on advocacy, and empowering children’s visions at this critical time for life on our planet.