Here’s a report from some friends in England:

Dancing for climate action in the heart of Devon.
Devon put on at least 12 events, one of the most colourful and well attended took place in the beautiful surroundings of the Teign Valley.

Children from three local primary schools (Hennock, Dunsford and
Doddiscomsleigh) dressed in pink, red and orange T-shirts danced on a lush green parish field ending up in a 350 formation.  It was a simple dance executed with the commitment and verve adult dancers would have been proud of. Impressively, the children understood that the importance of the 350 lies in the necessity of bringing carbon levels in the atmosphere down from 390 to 350 parts per million.

Ann Daniels, Devon Polar explorer, who opened the event, updated the audience with the latest findings from the Catlin Arctic Survey. She said that the Arctic Sea would lose its summer ice in ten years and we would all witness the changes.

She addressed the children directly, telling them they were the future.

“People are more important than leaders, there are more of us and what we do can make a real difference. When I see people coming together for an event like this, I feel optimistic.”

The dance theme was continued by Kalash ATS, a troupe of vividly adorned belly dancers who performed in front of a beautiful 350 banner made by the children of Doddiscombsleigh School.  The afternoon finished with a riproaring performance by Jackie Juno, comedienne and poet from Bovey Tracey.

This was the first major event put on by Greener Teign, a climate action group formed in July.

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