How Harborough residents can send a powerful message to world leaders over environmental issues
They are urging the community to get behind the Wave of Hope campaign - and turn the centre of Market Harborough to be full of colourful waving hands
Environmental activists are calling for people across Harborough to send a powerful message to world leaders set to stage a summit in Cornwall.
The urgent plea is being put out by the Sustainable Harborough Community and the Eco Church group at Market Harborough’s St Dionysius Church.
They are urging the community to get behind the Wave of Hope as the G7 meeting – including Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden - goes ahead from Friday June 11 to Sunday June 13.
“We would like the centre of Market Harborough to be full of colourful waving hands.
“These will express our hopes and dreams for the future we want the world’s governments to take on board.
“Hopes for halting climate change, cleaning up our planet and changing unfairness in our society,” said the Sustainable Harborough Community.
“We hope as many people as possible, young and old, will make as many waving hands as they can.
“They can draw around their hands onto anything that is recyclable – paper, card, fabric.
“And write a short hope on each one, such as ‘No more plastic in our oceans’, ‘Cleaner air for our towns and cities’, ‘no more sewage discharged in our rivers’.”
You can find templates and a stack of creative ideas at https://crackthecrises.org/wave“People can display them in their home windows.
“We are hoping that shops, schools and churches will display them too,” said eco campaigners.
“Photos of the hands can be shared on social media with the hashtag #WaveOfHope or emailed to [email protected] to join the huge Wave that is already there on line.
“Hopefully people will keep them up until the much heralded COP 26 meeting in Glasgow in November.
“What a challenging message we can be sending to those powerful leaders!”