After a quiet COVID-ish 2020 we got to dust off the Climate Flags for the Castlemaine Fringe Festival. They fit so perfectly under the rafters of the gorgeous Hub building and it was moving to see a bunch of Flags flying together. There’s always rich conversations to be had during these Flag workshops, and this […]
A presentation of the Climate Flags project so that you can take this project into your own community.
Flag making with the Vaughan Springs community to foster community resilience and climate action
If you’d like to make some Climate Flags, or find out how to organise a flag-making session in your community, come along to one of our upcoming workshops. They’re free! Cohoots Coworking. Corner of Forest and Barker st, Castlemaine. Saturday March 2nd, 2-4pm. International Womens Day Open Mike at the Botanical Gardens tearooms, Castlemaine. Friday […]
The Climate Flags stall at the Darebin Kite Festival was a big success. Around 90 flags were decorated by visitors to the festival last Sunday in Reservoir, Victoria. The decorating event gave many people from varied backgrounds the opportunity to engage with the issue of climate change, with Climate Flag organisers on-hand to support people […]
The Castlemaine community turned out in force yesterday to launch the Climate Flags project. The event was everything we hoped for: vibrant, celebratory and a great community event, while allowing for sober reflection about climate change and our need to come out of paralysis and into action. Coming together en masse to sit and draw, […]
Textile artists, clothes designers, home sewers, wordsmiths and artists gathered at a Castlemaine home last weekend to nut-out the simplest way to produce strings of Climate Flags. Conversations drifted between the practicalities of making flags to expressing feelings about climate change. The strength of support for each other and the desire for community action was […]
A long-brew idea became reality today. Climate flags were hoisted up from our minds and hearts and into the light and air. Each flag is an opportunity to express hope for the earth and an appeal for action to ensure a safe climate in the future. Their joyful appearance belies a profound awareness of an […]