Mix your craft skills with your enthusiasm for climate justice.
This Creation and Climate Justice initiative brings together knitters from across Australia to knit scarves that follow the pattern of 101 years of climate data.
In winter 2021, these scarves will be distributed to church and political leaders to inspire climate action. Climate justice is an inescapable part of Christian discipleship for Australians today. We can all work together to create 101 beautiful, science-led works of art that will inspire our communities and leaders to take immediate and drastic actions to protect and restore God's beautiful creation in the midst of this climate crisis. You are invited to join in and knit with other Christians across Australia.
How it works
Register your interest by entering your email address below. You will receive an email with a link to download your Knitter's Handbook, which has all the information you need to get started.
It doesn't matter if you're an accomplished knitter or a recent beginner, you’ll be supported with resources to complete your scarf. Once completed, you will return your scarf to Common Grace and have the opportunity to share your experience and nominate a recipient.
We ask that you also consider who else in your community would be interested in knitting alongside you and invite them to join in too. We will also check in with you from time to time and will stay in touch when we move to collect and distribute the scarves.
If knitting’s not your thing, that’s okay!
You can support this initiative by sharing it on social media and encouraging any knitters you know to participate.
We want to get these scarves into the hands of our elected representatives and church leaders in 2021, so they are inspired to take action on the climate crisis. We need your help today to achieve this goal. Donate today to help demand urgent climate action.
$30 will help deliver a scarf
$76 will help raise the profile of this campaign in the media
$150 will help coordinate the national campaign
What is the pattern and what data does it follow?
The scarf pattern represents the average global temperature across 101 years as based on Professor Ed Hawkins’ #ShowYourStripes graph. Our project was inspired by the Cambridge Federation of Women’s Institute’s 100 Years Climate Scarf and uses Dr Mick Pope’s temperature data from 1919 to 2019. Each temperature is assigned a different colour using a spectrum from blue to red to show the progression from cool to warm, and a stripe is knitted to correspond to each year. If you'd like more information on 'What termperatures do the 16 colours actually represent?' you can find that here.
How do I learn more about Creation and Climate Justice?
Pursuing climate justice today means reclaiming our human vocation of humble care for one another and the creatures around us. You can read more about Creation and Climate Justice here and if you would like to read more about climate science, you can do that here.