Toll Gavel United Church Members and Adherents in the group ‘Woolly Wesleys’ because of their love of knitting recently drew attention to the climate crisis by donning the yellow capes and beaks of canaries. As is well known, canaries were taken down the mines to warn miners of life-threatening levels of pollution.
When most people think about a climate change protest, they might think of going on a march, youth strike or even sitting on a busy road.
The Woolly Wesleys have sent a warning message to local MP Graham Stuart that the government needs to protect the planet from global warming.
Group members used their crafting skills to create handmade yellow canaries for Graham Stuart MP.
They hope the gift will urge him to use his position to push for faster action to tackle climate change locally and nationally.
They also want to encourage the government to act as bold hosts of this year’s UN climate change summit, known as COP26, taking place in Glasgow in November.
This crucial meeting of world leaders will be an opportunity for the UK to lead the way in creating a cleaner and greener future for all.