Every February, since 2015, people from across the UK have used the power of green hearts to show decision makers that we want to see real and rapid action to tackle the twin climate and nature crises - for the love of our families, our homes, our livelihoods and our planet. We’re excited that Wildlife & Countryside Link are supporting #ShowTheLove again this year!
Last year was a huge year for climate action with the UN Climate Summit (COP26) being hosted in Glasgow and we saw the public appetite for climate action reach an all time high! But, the UK government came out of 2021 with a big to-do list so we’re coming together again to make sure they deliver.
The climate and nature crises are inextricably linked, and we can’t solve one without addressing the other. The COP15 Biodiversity Summit later this year is another important opportunity for global leaders to take serious action on tackling the nature crisis, and show that the promises made at COP26 weren’t just empty words by turning talk into action.
Throughout February campaigners, community groups, faith groups, schools, celebrities and people from all walks of life will be making and sharing green hearts at events in their local community. So join us and send a clear message to people in power that we all care about climate, nature and people.
There are so many ways you can create green hearts and there are lots of ideas in our Show the Love action pack. You could craft a green heart, bake a green heart cake or create a green heart together with your colleagues, friends or family. And, if you’re looking for ways to share your green heart with your local politicians, we’ve also got some great advice from Hope for the Future!
We know many people are unsure about how worthwhile contacting their MP will be, and many feel daunted by the prospect of doing so. But, sharing a green heart with your MP is an opportunity to open up a conversation about climate and nature with them and talk about what action you would like them to do to ensure that we are protecting nature from the impacts of climate change.
So make sure you join us and #ShowTheLove this February to show people in power that tackling the climate and nature crises need to be solved together, and that this is still the fight that unites.
Hannah McLean-Knight is Coalition Coordinator at The Climate Coalition.
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