October 2020 – update
This communal project will build a physical feature in the landscape, which will be a message of hope and a call to action for the future of our biosphere, and a call for the right governmental policies to protect and restore our climate and wildlife.
Between the pond and the metal sculpture, Capel’s Mill wildlife site (canal-side green space)
Dr Newton’s Way, Stroud. Across the road from Waitrose
You may have a spare stone or two in your garden. Stones – large, small and tiny pebbles too ! – are welcome for you to add to this communal circular structure. Small stones (less than 1 foot across) are for the interior of the cairn as a rubble infill. Larger rocks will form the outer edge, which will be laid as a beautiful drystone-wall structure.
The cairn will be made with cavities, for toads, slow worms and other animals to hide in and the whole thing will be seeded with wild flowers once complete.
Work afternoons: Fridays at 2 – 3 pm
( to confirm details: firstname.lastname@example.org; Fred@stroudvalleysproject.org )
The climate cairn stands for :-
- the web of life of which we are an interdependent part.
- continuity in the landscape, through millennia and through geological epochs, represented by local bronze age burial chambers along the Cotswold edge.
- life in all its biodiversity which must be allowed to continue in a healthy way into the future as it has done so in the past, which means restoring the damaged ecosystems of our planet.
- the equality of all people, and their place in an ecologically sustainable society as citizens of the planet.
Let’s keep our carbon footprint down and look after our bodies, as we make the structure and bring stone by hand. Using a sack truck keeps the weight low so you do not not have to lift.