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Warm Homes campaign stall at Force of Nature event – Rochdale Library

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On Saturday 20th April, Manchester Friends of the Earth volunteers had a great day talking with people in Rochdale about the United for Warm Homes campaign.

Community Arts North West have teamed up with Force of Nature led by three women – the Song Warriors – accompanied by a five strong band are touring to libraries in Rochdale, Leigh, Harpurhey and Longsight. 

Force of Nature brings the global to the local in a conversation about climate change and inequality through a free afternoon of music, spoken word and live performance suitable for all the family.

Force of Nature on stage @ Rochdale Library, Saturday 20th April

Sarah, Meduulla and Emmanuela have roots in the countries of Pakistan (Kashmir), DCR Congo and Zimbabwe respectively. Like many countries in the Global South, these countries are experiencing the negative impacts of climate change, including flooding and drought leading to shortages of food and people displaced from their homes.

The climate emergency is disproportionately affecting countries in the Global South. It is becoming clearer that the climate crisis worsens inequality and, in turn, inequality worsens the climate crisis with the Global North producing  far higher levels of carbon emissions.

Colouring in the Warm Homes campaign cards was very popular with young and old alike 🙂

With some fantastic artistic work

Force of Nature will connect local communities in Greater Manchester with global issues and aims to grow awareness and empower people to take positive action by making personal changes or getting involved in local groups to address climate change.

See the Manchester Friends of the Earth events calendar for details of the Force of Nature events in Leigh (27th April), North City Library – Manchester (4th May) and Longsight Library (11th May).

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