This February, among all the roses, teddies and chocolates you might have spotted a couple of green hearts.
People around the country are making, wearing and sharing little green hearts as part of the Show the Love campaign. The green hearts are a fun way to show love for the things we don’t want to lose because of climate change.
Climate change affects loads of the things we cherish - from flooded football pitches to our favourite migrating bird to that essential morning coffee. And of course, it’s not just spoiling our fun. Climate change is already having a profound impact on changing seasons, harvests across the world and patterns of migration.
Tackling climate change is going to need all of us - and we need to work together. One way to get started is simply talking about it.
This week, you could fashion a little green heart and wear it. It can be a great conversation starter. You can use it to talk about why you want to tackle climate change and some of the things we can all do to make a difference.
If your mates are particularly crafty, you could try getting together to make green hearts, and talking about climate change while you sew/stick/draw/make a mess with (biodegradable) glitter.
And you don’t just have to talk about things climate change threatens. Why not show a bit of love for your favourite climate solution? Wind turbines, veganuary, tree planting - they all play a part in helping us to tackle climate change.
Wind turbines are a case in point. If you ask the average person the street about wind turbines, chances are they will say “well I think they’re OK but I know most other people disagree”.
But it’s not true - did you know government data shows 73% of people support wind turbines?
So actually talking about your favourite climate solutions can be a great way to show support. And if enough of us do it, we can build a bit of a movement around them and tackle climate change together.
And it could all start with just one conversation.
This blog post is written by our climate activist pals over at 10:10.