Climate Choir

By Tracy Bourne

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Climate change is one of the most urgent issues of our time, and everyone needs to be involved in changing the way we use the planet’s resources. World leaders will be gathering in Bonn, Germany from November 6th – 17th to negotiate global agreements on carbon emissions and other strategies to reduce the human impact on our planet. We will send a message to world leaders that we want them to make important and courageous decisions that will leave the world in a healthy state for future generations.


The Climate Choir is made up of over 600 singers from Hobart, Mt Gambier, Ballarat, Melbourne, Canberra, Bungendore, Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane and Cairns. These community choirs will sing three songs simultaneously to celebrate the beauty of our planet and the importance of living sustainably. These songs are:


  • No Longer There, by Felix Reibl (The Cat Empire)
  • All the Wild Wonders, by Sue Johnson (Coco’s lunch) and Elizabeth Honey
  • Which Side are you On?, by Florence Reece

The Climate Choir will take place on Sunday the 5th November at 2pm EDST (WA 11am, SA 1.30pm, Qld 1pm) at various town hall/civic hall, State or Federal parliament buildings across the country.


We are raising funds to help us document and promote the project, including production of a video, music licensing, payment of sessional musicians (recording of learning materials), project management and administration.


Breakdown of project costs

Hire of amplification equipment $1500

Music licencing rights $500

Video recording and production $2500

Session singers $700

Project management and administration $4800


Total $10,000


About SEAM Inc.

Sustainable Environment Arts Movement (SEAM) Inc is an art and environment enterprise based in Ballarat, Victoria. We create inclusive and adventurous art and events that connect people to issues of sustainability. In 2016 we created WARM; a large-scale community textile art project that imagines a future landscape where we no longer rely on coal for fuel and warmth. It is made up over 1100 woollen pieces, lovingly knitted by members of the community who want to raise awareness of climate chance an our ability to do something about it. WARM was exhibited at the Ballarat Art Gallery, National Wool Museum, Ararat Art Gallery, and was featured at the Woolly West Fest in Dunkeld.

For more information on our projects, visit www.seam.org.au.


Perks

You can contribute to our campaign by purchasing a 100% cotton T-Shirt with the Climate Choir logo on the front for $40 (including postage).

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