Windowful World (COP26)

Willowbrae (folk in Duddingston, Northfield, Meadowbank and Piershill and are also welcome to join in)

5‑7 Nov 2021

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Friday 5th November to Sunday 7th November
Each evening from 6pm-9pm
“Seems to me it ain’t the world that’s so bad but what we’re doing to it, and all I’m saying is: see what a wonderful world it would be if only we’d give it a chance” – Louis Armstrong
It’s clear that if we want to give our species a chance of survival in a world that’s worth living in, prevent the further destruction of natural habitat and biodiversity, and the worst impacts of climate change, then action is needed. Decorate your windows and celebrate our ‘Windowful World’, and send a message to COP26, the world, and our neighbours, that our world is worth protecting!
This year marks the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which is due to take place in Glasgow from 1st – 12th November 2021, so it feels important to mark this summit which will bring countries together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Maybe they’ll even hear about our windows and pay attention!
All are invited to participate in decorating their windows (or front gardens), or wandering, or both!
The process of doing and sharing something creative is a great way to reflect, start conversations, and inspire others.
Our ambition is to turn the windows in our neighbourhood into an outdoor gallery at night, giving people the choice to view it in their own time, alone or with friends or family in small groups.
We’d love for everyone to get involved, young and old, because this is an issue that affects all of us. We want to inspire people to make time and space to think about our wonderful world; what connects you to nature; what fears does climate change bring up for you, and how do we tackle them?
Let’s acknowledge our fears, but let’s also celebrate what’s worth protecting – animals, plants, nature, sea creatures, insects, a stable weather system, the seasons, our planet’s rich biodiversity, people and places. There is so much scope to get creative, and do something, whether that be something small or large that draws attention to this.
Another approach would be to look at the solutions to climate change, for example phasing out fossil fuels (coal, gas, petroleum), investment in renewable energy (such as wind turbines), more use of public transport (walking and wheeling), restoring habitats and rewilding. We are sure we’ll be able to come up with and share lots of good ideas, and look forward to hearing about (and seeing!) yours.
We actively encourage you to reuse, upcycle and get creative with materials!
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