Sew Many Trees

January 13, 2015 in Communities, Education, Environment

This is part of a series of posts examining the different areas of Liverpool World Centre’s work

Sew Many Trees is a project which sees participants transform old and unwanted textiles into a forest of sewn trees. The scheme takes place across Merseyside and is being delivered by the Eco-Resource Network (ERN), a partnership of local charitable organisations including Liverpool World Centre, Faiths4Change and Rotters Community Composting.  We will work with twenty-four local schools and community groups to create their own recycled tree.

The programme has been supported by the Merseyside Recycle and Waste Authority, through their community fund 2014-2015 and it aims to reduce the 22, 000 tonnes of textiles which are thrown away each year in Merseyside. At the end of the project, each group will bring their trees together and combine them to unveil Merseyside’s first textile forest.

Liverpool World Centre’s role is to work with the community groups after they have had their sewing workshops. We will facilitate a workshop to discuss the purpose of the group and to explore its future: whether its members would simply like to meet more often or expand the activities the group undertakes or even if they would like to take a more active role in local issues. All of the sessions will be tailored towards the group’s wishes.

If you are interested in having you school or community group take part in the Sew Many Trees project, or would just like more information, please email Project Manager Liz Atherton at liz@faiths4change.org.uk.