Carry the Earth’s globe # 7 found it’s way to Leticia, a small town in the Amazon basin of Colombia, South America. It inspired women in Colombia to create a new globe for Carry the EARTH #48 which will be sent to schools around the world to inspire environmental action. Multiple globes have been made with many unique design variations and each will be a part of the EARTH 48 timeline.
Thanks are due to Andrea Hinek of Fundacion Entropika who organized this collaboration, Patricia Chavez Sanchez who was a crochet instructor, Kathryn Perdue who donated her Kaper Crochet design, and the three women, Patricia Chavez Sanchez, Maria Chavez Sanchez, and Leonor Arbelaez, who made the first 20 globes all to be listed as EARTH 48. These globes are crocheted from clean plastic bags that get recycled.
The artists state that, “We don’t just use the clean bags from when we buy things, but we collect the bags that others throw away. If we see a bag that is clean, we pick it up. If it’s in good condition, we pick it up. By doing so, we are helping the ecosystem.
This project is important because this is how we take care of our planet, so that in the future our children can continue to enjoy a healthy environment. We’re not just thinking about ourselves, but also about providing a healthy environment for our children. Apart from the ecosystem, we are thinking about our health. It’s beneficial to us to have good health, good hygiene, whether it’s in our environment, our neighborhood, our homes, we have good hygiene. By setting an example, we help raise awareness among other people, our neighbors, especially the children.”