Friday 16 April | Teresa Ferreira

For her #100DaysOfGreenNevis project, viola player Teresa Ferreira is asking 100 different people over 100 days a single question about climate change.

We first heard from Teresa on day twenty nine of the campaign. You can read her post here.

Since 1st of February I started the challenge of asking 100 different people over 100 days one question about climate change and how it makes them feel.

We are now in the middle of April and, I am very pleased to say that most of the people are very aware of the big climate changes. 

However, when I asked the question: “Is it too late to prevent climate change?” there was a colleague whose his answer captivated my attention. He replied with a no but admitting that for that to happen millions of people would have to abdicate of consumerism which nowadays is an addiction. And because there is consumerism that in turn affects directly overexploitation and overproduction, the global warming will happen. I have also realised that how people feel about climate change depends a lot on where people live. According to a study made in 2019 published in Forbes, “71% of people in India think that human activity is the main reason that the climate is the main reason that the climate is changing”.

“People in Eastern and Middle Eastern countries are much more likely than those in the West to think that climate change is important” (Conca, 2019) 

What are your thoughts about this? 

From 1 February 2021, Nevis is running #100DaysOfGreenNevis, where our musicians, staff and trustees will each take on a task for 100 days linked to Sustainability. We’d love you to join us, either by following the campaign online to get ideas of what you can do, or to show us you own actions for us to share. If you would like to know more, do get in touch at georgina@nevisensemble.org 

Nevis Ensemble’s #GreenNevis campaign in 2019 won the Environmental Sustainability award at the 2020 Scottish Awards for New Music, and was shortlisted for Best Campaign by Julie’s Bicycle.