Linha Vermelha – knitting and prohibiting the exploitation of fossil fuels
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Linha Vermelha – knitting and prohibiting the exploitation of fossil fuels

During 3 years, 2000 people weaved 1200 meters of Red Line to cancel the 15 active contracts for the exploration of fossil fuels. Now we are going to ban the exploration of foss...

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    12 backers

  • 17/11/2021

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During 3 years, 2000 people weaved 1200 meters of Red Line to cancel the 15 active contracts for the exploration of fossil fuels. Now we are going to ban the exploration of fossil fuels in Portugal!

We have until 2030 to reduce by 50% the emissions of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) if we want to avoid that the average temperature of the planet exceeds the 1.5ºC of warming, in relation to the average temperature registered in the pre-industrial era. Existing fossil fuel reserves are more than enough to exceed 3°C of warming. After having canceled all the 15 active contracts in Portugal, we will guarantee that Portugal is a pioneer and definitively prohibits the exploration of fossil fuels!

We are going to launch a public petition to ban the exploration of fossil fuels in Portugal, hold meetings, direct actions and demonstrations with this objective. We are developing an online game about climate change aimed at younger classes and we will be taking this game and running Red Line workshops in schools.

With this crowdfunding we want to ensure that our activities, for the next year and a half (until December 2022), happen and that the project coordinators do not have to spend more money out of their pockets, as it usually is.

The associated costs are travel, accommodation, weaving materials, promotional materials, the creation of the online game and a payment to the trainers for the workshops in schools.

 

About the author

Linha Vermelha was created in 2017, in an initial partnership between Climáximo and Academia Cidadã and fought against 15 active contracts for the exploration of fossil fuels in Portugal. For 3 years, we weaved 1200 meters of Red Line, which were knitted by more than 2000 people in schools, demonstrations and other events that we held in public spaces, cafes, haberdashery, markets, senior universities, etc.

We use knitting and weaving arts to weave Red Lines, which represent the 1.5ºC limit of heating that we must not exceed. We teach how to knit, crochet and learn too! We talk about climate change and how it is closely linked to the system we live in, which puts profit above all else, including the limits of the planet.

We understand that the art of weaving (knitting, crochet or macramé) is a very powerful tool to bring people together and create community. We will continue to spread this ancient technique and sensitize people, mobilizing them to fight for climate justice.

At the moment, the campaign is coordinated by Academia Cidadã, and we are 3 people coordinating it. These people cannot devote all their time to the campaign but the time they dedicate is with immense passion, dedication and commitment.

Budget and due dates

BUDGET:

Weaving and promotional materials – €500

Travel and accommodation – 800€

Creation of the climate change game - 800€

Project coordination and trainers for schools – 1400€

By the end of 2021 we will launch the public petition to ban fossil fuel exploration

Until the summer of 2022 we will be in the process of raising awareness and collecting signatures where we will carry out events, direct actions and participate in demonstrations.

Until the summer of 2022 we will be running workshops in schools, bringing the online game to young people and also mobilizing them for the climate justice movement in Portugal.

  • Invest with
    10€ or more

    Public acknowledgment written on social media

    To all people who donate at least €10, we will make a public thanks on social media

    4 backers

  • Invest with
    20€ or more

    Participate in the final thank you video

    All people who donate at least €20 we will invite them to participate in the final thank you video, which will also serve to boost the petition that we will launch

    4 backers

  • Invest with
    30€ or more

    Offer of needles and a red skein

    To all those who donate at least €30, we will send knitting or crochet needles and a red whool so that you can knit more Red Line

    Postman/courier delivery
    Shipping included (to Portugal)

    1 backer

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    40€ or more

    Receive a knitting/crochet workshop

    For all those who donate at least €40, we will offer a knitting/crochet workshop where you can learn and teach how to knit/crochet. This workshop will take place in 2022, in Lisbon, at a location to be defined with our partners. For people living outside of Lisbon, we will present an alternative to participate in the workshop or an alternative event, depending on the geographic location.

    Hand-delivered (see above)

    1 backer

  • Invest with
    100€ or more

    Receive one of the first knitted Red Threads

    For everyone who donates at least €100, we will be giving away one of the first Red Lines knitted.

    Postman/courier delivery
    Shipping included (to Portugal)

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Sun, 05/12/2021 - 02:00

17/11/2021

Campaign ended

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Thu, 21/10/2021 - 18:06

First five backers

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Campaign launched

07/10/2021

12 members of the PPL community
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    recurrent backers

  • 3
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Meet the people helping this dream come true

  • Maria Rosa Domingues Fernandes

    14/11/2021 - 10:24

    Força

  • Marie Richard

    13/11/2021 - 21:41

    Espero que vai dar certo para vocês, para poder continuar todas suas actividades!!

  • Anonymous

    12/11/2021 - 13:29

    Força linha vermelha! vamos revogar o Dec. Lei 109/94

  • Catarina Gomes

    11/11/2021 - 21:48

  • Margarida David Cardoso

    11/11/2021 - 10:02

    Bom trabalho, malta!

  • Anonymous

    09/11/2021 - 16:07

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  • Tiago Gil Gomes

    24/10/2021 - 13:10

  • Mafalda Teles

    21/10/2021 - 18:06

  • Carmen Duarte

    19/10/2021 - 10:40

    Malhação de Linda a Velha apoia Linha Vermelha

  • Anonymous

    11/10/2021 - 16:11

  • Ana Teixeira

    11/10/2021 - 14:38

    Continuem!!!!!

  • Beatriz Tielas

    09/10/2021 - 11:06

    Aprecio as campanhas que têm organizado, e considero ser uma abordagem muito interessante. Bom trabalho!