Local MP, Caroline Dinenage, this week donned her handmade green heart as part of The Climate Coalition’s ‘Show the Love’ Campaign.
The Climate Coalition is made up of more than 140 organisations representing more than 22 million people, ranging from aid agencies such as CAFOD and Christian Aid to groups such as the Women’s Institute, WWF, RSPB, and the National Trust. The ‘Show The Love’ campaign aims to highlight the dangers of climate change by celebrating things that could be lost without efforts to tackle this issue.
Clara Goldsmith, Director of Campaigns at The Climate Coalition, said:
“In the past year we've seen the impacts of climate change right on our doorstep. We saw record-breaking temperatures in February and a heatwave in July, torrential downpours causing flash flooding, and iconic landscapes like Saddleworth Moor burning.
This year we’ve also seen concern about climate change reach an all-time high as people from all corners of the country used their voices to call for more urgent action.
A future where the UK no longer contributes to climate change is within reach. We can clean up the air we breathe. We can have warmer homes powered by cleaner, cheaper energy. We can restore our green spaces and make it easier for Brits to live in a cleaner, greener world that future generations can enjoy.”
To create a future where the things we love are protected from climate change, we need to see action today. The solutions to the climate crisis are at our fingertips, we just need to get on with it.”
Commenting, Caroline said:
‘My enormous thanks to the Women’s Institute for my lovely handmade green heart. The WI is one of the many organisations that contribute so much to The Climate Coalition’s work.
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face. I want to be part of leaving a legacy for future generations that we can all be proud of - I therefore welcome the Government’s urgent action to reach net-zero by 2050 and I’m proud of the UK’s world-leading role in tackling climate change!’