We are so excited to have teamed up with award winning illustrator Craig Phillips (Aroha Knows) and award winning author Gillian Candler (NZ Nature Heroes) to call on creatives to celebrate mothers and #OurOtherMother – planet earth -this coming Mother’s Day.
Join us in showing our love for mums and #OurOtherMother!


This Mother’s Day we are calling on creatives and families to produce a piece of art or a message (illustration, poem, story, photo or song) that shows our love for mums and #OurOtherMother
– planet earth.

The campaign has been started by parent climate groups and children’s illustrators, who are worried about climate change and want to push for a brighter, safer future for our children. 

It kicked off for the March 14 UK Mother’s Day with iconic British illustrators Jim Field of Oi Frog! and Rebecca Cobb of Paper Dolls, and was launched there by parent climate groups – Our Kids’ ClimateParents For Future UKMother’s Rise Up – and illustrator networks, Kid Lit For Climate and EditArtz.

Parent climate groups around the world are now joining in to take it global including Parents for Climate Aotearoa, Australian Parents for Climate Action, Parents for Future Nigeria, Families for A Livable Climate (USA), Parents for Future Uruguay, Madres por el Clima (Spain), Famílias pelo Clima (Brasil) and many more parent groups in Colombia, Portugal, Austria, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Canada...

If you are a teacher, parent, youth, aunty, uncle, grandparent, friend etc we would love for you to share your images, stories, poems etc and encourage your whānau to join in and feel inspired and re-energised by the love and care we have for each other and Papatuanuku.



Get creative - check out our videos below for inspiration! Celebrate #OurOtherMother (planet earth) through an illustration, image, poem, image or anything… Get those creative juices flowing!

Share It. Post on Instagram using the hashtag #OurOtherMother, and also tag @parentsforclimateaotearoa on Instagram. Not on social media? Simply send us your submission (image/s + text) via email, hello@parentsforclimatenz.org.

Spread the word. Tag people you think would like to be involved and create something celebrating #OurOtherMother.

Donate. Help us bring the #OurOtherMother NZ and global works to life through an exhibition along Wellington's waterfront 8-9 May and nationwide in November in solidarity with our UK counterparts exhibiting at COP26 in Glasgow! Thank you! https://donorbox.org/ourothermother-exhibtion


Our shared home, planet earth, is under threat and we all have a role to play in protecting it. So get involved and show your love for #OurOtherMother!


Global climate talks – known as COP26 – are this November. We want to show our leaders how much we care for our planet, #OurOtherMother, and we hope to share some of the images submitted with global leaders. We also hope to share the images from New Zealand and around the world, with the artist's permission, in an exhibition along Wellingtons waterfront.


We would love your classrooms and families to be involved. Join in by creating a piece of artwork with your class or family whether it is a drawing, painting, using clay, nature materials or simply using the colouring sheets the UK parent-led groups have created together with illustrator Anita Bagdi making it super easy for everyone to get involved! Click images to view and print or download high resolution images in a new window here: image 1image 2image 3. Share it with us on social media so we can show off our children's creative outpouring of love for Our Other Mother. 


Here’s to #OurOtherMother and creating something
that celebrates the beauty and wonder of planet earth!

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We are a growing collective of parents from all over New Zealand. We all have different passions and a different perspective to add. If you want to become part of something, even if you don't know what you could offer yet, please do get in touch.

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