Traditionally, on Valentine’s Day we send cards to our loved ones. This year the Climate Coalition are asking us to extend this show of love to include the wildlife and natural landscapes that we want to protect from climate change.
Their campaign ‘Show the Love’ encourages us to raise the profile of the issues surrounding climate change by making a green heart to wear or give away on Valentine’s Day.
Last year I got out my watercolours and painted an ivy heart to ‘Show the Love’ over social media.
This year I’ll be writing to my MP and making seeded green hearts with the kids that they can give away to their friends. It’s important to get children involved in thinking about the environment as climate change will be a such crucial issue in the years ahead.
The Climate Coalition has loads of great ideas about ways to create green hearts this February. They suggest making green macaroons, felting a green heart, setting yourself a green challenge and sending your hearts and commitments to your MP to ask them to support a future where the UK no longer contributes to climate change.
Last year 100,000 people in the UK made, wore and shared green hearts, and 80 MPs became personally involved in the campaign.
Green hearts will be popping up all over the place on Valentine’s Day, so get involved, share your #ShowTheLove activities (the hashtag reached 126 million people last year) and help pave the way to a greener, brighter future. Visit the Climate Coalition website for more details.