Glastonbury festival goers will be able to experience Christian Aid’s ultimate Green Garden in the Green Fields and learn how to transform stylishly their own gardens while helping to tackle climate change. Climate change is the central theme for the 2007 festival.
The Green Garden will showcase the latest eco-garden design and planting ideas, inspired by the Eden Project’s famous Biomes and Christian Aid’s projects overseas where poor people are already experiencing the devastating impacts of global warming.
Arranged under the branches of a giant Baobab tree sculpture made of woven oak bark, the garden features the latest renewable energy devices, Kenyan-style organic vegetable gardens stacked up in car tyres and flower pots and water sculptures made of recycled materials.
The Green Garden will be a place to chill out and learn how to make our future brighter and greener. All features within the garden show how eco-living and renewable energy are being used by Christian Aid’s projects around the world to help poor communities prepare for and adapt to the devastating effects of a changing climate.
People will also be able to find out how to join in Christian Aid’s 1,000-mile ‘Cut the Carbon’ march from 14 July – 2 October, the biggest protest march in UK history that will take in 70 towns and cities and will be supported by top UK bands, comedy acts and performers in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff and London. More details are available at www.pressureworks.org
Visitors to the Green Garden will also be asked to show their support for Christian Aid’s Climate Changed campaign, which highlights how the developing world is already on the frontline as global warming takes hold and ‘natural’ disasters increase. The campaign calls on the UK public to adopt a greener lifestyle and lobby the government and companies to commit to reducing their CO2 emissions by 5 per cent year on year.