WATCH YOUR HREAD: A CALL TO ACTION
When the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
sent the alarm bell in their October 2018 report,
the message was we cannot continue on the same path;
we must dramatically reduce carbon emissions.
In August of 2019, the IPCC’s reported that the additional stress
on land caused by climate change,“exacerbates existing risks to
livelihoods, biodiversity, human and ecosystem health,
infrastructure, and food systems.”
We are in a climate emergency.
Governments are not responding to the call for action
by the scientific community.
Global Affects of Climate Change, NASA
The future of every living person is at stake.
This is happening right now.
The is happening to the most vulnerable communities
at home and around the world.
We cannot go on business as usual.
We have 17 months to get our governments to act.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Join a climate group *
Use your platform to draw attention to the crisis.
Demand action from your politicians.
Alert family and friends to the situation.
HISTORY & MISSION
This anthology came together as a result of a climate
crisis poetry reading organized through
Extinction Rebellion Toronto on September 7, 2019.
A group of poets signed up to share their concerns about
the climate emergency through their writing.
It was a moving and powerful event.
We needed a platform to share their work,
and so Watch Your Head was born.
It will continue to be a home for climate protest readings
as well as a place to present writing, video, art, music
about the climate crisis.
Check back for submission information.
Unpublished and previously published works welcome.
This is a volunteer operation and a call to action.
Contact Kathryn Mockler if you are interested in volunteering.
We are looking for social media and literary editors
and people to help organize climate crisis poetry readings.
There is no payment for publication.
We're asking writers to volunteer their work for this cause.
This is a call to action and a form of activism.
Any fundraising initiatives will go to activist or environmental groups
especially those focused on climate justice.
More TBA soon
© Copyright 2019
*Suggested climate groups: (Fridays for Future, Climate Justice Toronto, Global Climate Strike, Coast Protectors, 350.org, Greenpeace, Extinction Rebellion)