Climate change and the future of the World is the focus of a new poetry collection that is being produced by a Cumbrian publisher.

Young people are encouraged to submit their poetry and prose based on their thoughts on climate change.

Submissions for the Caldew Press collection, Poetry for a Purpose, are open until February 14.

Susan Cartwright-Smith, one of the editors, said: “When parts of the rainforest are burning, Australia is facing terrible fires, ice is under threat in the Arctic and Antarctic, it is the youth, people like Greta Thunberg who are taking action and being supported on the Climate Strikes by young people around the world.”

It was Susan’s idea to create an environment inspired collection but students and headteachers in Carlisle have been approached for their opinion on the collection.

The aim is to change the world with words and to voice any climate concerns in a healthy and creative way.

Philip Hewitson, another editor, said: “We’re really looking forward to putting the collection together, we’ve already received some great work from local writers and hope to get more sent to us before the closing date on Valentine’s day.”

Any pieces should be submitted to