In the run up to Valentine’s Day 2016, the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) has been encouraging members to hold green heart-making workshops.
The aim is to start a conversation about climate change and share the things we love that will be affected if we don’t act to fight it.
Maria Caulfield MP visited Kingston WI on February 4 and was presented with a cross-stitched badge to wear on Valentine’s Day. Maria updated members on the recent conference in Paris where significant progress was made in the fight against our damage to the planet.
The NFWI is a founding member of The Climate Coalition (TCC), a group of more than 100 organisations and 15 million people working for action on climate change.
One of TCC core campaigns is focussed around Valentine’s Day, and is called ‘For the Love Of...’
This campaign aims to show people that climate change is affecting the things in their life that they love, such as chocolate, bees, and beaches, and asks people to wear and share green hearts to show they would like to see action on climate change.
Last Valentine’s Day, green hearts connected millions of people and this resulted in an historic pledge from the Prime Minister and other party leaders to take action on climate change.
This year, in the wake of the Paris agreement, TCC are aiming for an even bigger impact. With the WI’s reputation for crafting, TCC envision WI members leading the way, hosting green heart crafting sessions across the country, to galvanise their communities into action.
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