Showing our love for the environment
15 runners ran to help the Wild Eton & Eton Wick in Windsor and Maidenhead.
- Wednesday, 26th of January 2022
- Led by Amy Lovell
We really enjoyed getting creative for this community mission! We were invited to make green hearts for a window display in Windsor Yards, joining forces with other local groups to promote climate awareness and sustainability. The project was part of a national initiative run by the Climate Coalition ahead of Valentine's Day. You can read more about it by clicking here.
We made the hearts in our own time and then ran, walked or cycled to deliver the hearts to Area Activator Amy. Amy felt very loved as beautiful hearts kept appearing on her doorstep. She even got a lovely one in the post from Samia in Kingston. It had been cut from a magazine or newspaper and had green tree branches reaching in towards a patch of blue sky.
The hearts showcased a fabulous array of crafting techniques, from collage and crochet to applique, weaving and painting. They were made from recycled materials including things like a compost bag, bottle tops, carboard, real leaves and a National Trust magazine, and many featured the GoodGym logo.
A huge thank you to Sheila, who cycled to deliver our big bundle of hearts to task owner Claire from Wild Eton Wick.
The hearts didn't get displayed in Windsor Yards in the end, but instead have been on tour! First they went to a climate symposium at Eton College. Then they went to a presentation by Wild Eton Wick at a meeting of the RBWM 'Wild' groups. We hear they might be headed to Windsor library soon...
Well done to everyone who put their heart into this green activity 💚💚💚💚
Report written by Amy Lovell
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