Photo exhibition highlights impact of climate change around the world - The Rugby Observer

Photo exhibition highlights impact of climate change around the world

Rugby Editorial 2nd Mar, 2020   0

A PHOTO exhibition illustrating how people around the world are being helped to adapt to the climate crisis has been launched at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.

The Turning the Tables on Climate Change exhibition shows how people’s lives and livelihoods have been affected, how they are preparing for future disasters and how they are changing the way they live and work to survive.

The images show how Rugby-based Practical Action is helping people use solutions such as building dams to conserve rainwater, and planting seeds which are better suited to dry climates.

Andrew Heath, communications manager for Practical Action, said: “The exhibition really shows how, with the right approach, people can adapt to climate change. For example, in Darfur, we’re helping people overcome civil war, desertification and drought.

“This approach has been tried and tested around the world and by supporting this work you could help thousands of farmers coping with devastating climate change.

“I’d like to thank Rugby Gallery for this fantastic opportunity to showcase the work we do. We’d really encourage the people of Rugby to come and see this fantastic exhibition and to contribute to our current appeal.”

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey visited the exhibition.

He said: “Practical Action’s work is really transforming the lives of some of the people most affected by the impacts of climate change.

“The exhibition images are very powerful and the people of Rugby should be incredibly proud that a local organisation is doing such amazing work. I hope they raise lots of money for their appeal.”

The images support a wider exhibition at the gallery entitled Fool’s Gold, which invites visitors to engage in conversations around consumerism, the environment and the climate crisis.

It also includes school workshops in which pupils can explore a range of packaging and disposal products and make a timeline of how long they think they would take to decompose if thrown away rather than recycled.

They carry on their learning with a true-or-false game about recycling before learning about how things are made and the importance of recycling.

The workshops, designed by Practical Action’s in-house education team, can be booked by calling 01788 533224.

The charity’s current appeal is match-funded by the government, meaning every pound donated until March 9 will be doubled to help farmers in Darfur re-green swathes of desert and improve their harvests.

Visit for more information or to donate.

The exhibition will be available to view at Rugby Gallery until 15th March.

Click here for more information.


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