School of Education Teacher Candidates Taylor Armitage and Jacklyn Machover are calling all crocheters/knitters to help support their initiative that seeks to continue the conversation around climate change, while making mittens, scarves, and hats for people in need throughout the community.
Ms. Machover explains that, “We plan to donate all our creations to local shelters. Change must continue in our communities, so we want to give back this winter and help families stay warm."
Speaking about the project, Ms. Armitage said that, “When the conversation stops, action stops and people forget -- for some, it's easy to forget about climate change with all the issues the world is currently facing. Especially when public figures hold up a single snowball as proof against the severe effects that can already be seen all over the world. As educators, we have a duty to present our students with scientific facts, not anecdotal opinions.”
Ms. Armitage and Ms. Machover are looking for creations with ‘earthy’ colours (blues, greens, browns); or if you are unable to knit or crochet, donations of yarn in the same colours, are also welcomed.