Current Project phase:

  • 1 1: Initiate Phase
  • 2 2: Nominate Phase
  • 3 3: Improve Phase
  • 4 4: Triumph Phase
  • 5 5: Accelerate Phase
  • 6 6: Make it Happen Phase
Track: Creative Professional
Location: Accra, Ghana

The Church of Climate Change

The Church of Climate Change

Imagine a green temple where you convert climate change concerns into action. Reflect on the state of our world and compensate for CO2 sins.

Long Description

In Ghana, climate change is no longer a theoretical problem. The sea is eating the land, the rain is brutal and unpredictable, the heat is scorching… Yet awareness about what to do in the face of change, is missing.

Also in Ghana, churches are a hit! Because we all need spirituality, and because we have always been a collective. Churches are meeting points with clear rules on how to be pure and do good.

Enter: the Church of Climate Change. The first iteration will be a pop-up temple in Accra, later joined by sister temples in other cities. Beautiful designs in the urban hustle and bustle.

What might you find upon entering the temple? Storytelling on our connection to the trees and the oceans (“They breathe in what we breathe out! We breath in what comes out of them!” Preach!). Clubs for urban farming and city greening, repurposing, local food supply. Lectures about climate topics like DIY clean energy, ocean acidification, and what to do when the water comes. Farmers and fishermen as key experts, who see first-hand what is happening.

You can actively compensate for your CO2 sins, by participating in projects like creating an urban food forest. Through an online platform, citizens of CO2 heavy nations can contribute too.

We will collaborate with local artists (such as the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in Accra) and environmental activists to make it happen. And we’ll feel successful when the pop-up temple has positively inspired 1000 members to take climate action.

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