Torbay Deanery ‘Show the love’ for creation by making green heart’s to raise awareness of climate change.
Some of our amazing supporters from Torbay Deanery have met up to raise awareness of the ‘Show the love’ campaign by making and wearing their own green hearts.
On the 23rd January, Catholics from across Torbay Deanery met for a green hearts making workshop. They joined with a national campaign to show their love for creation and to stand in solidarity with Catholics across the UK in a campaign to raise awareness of the effects of climate change. By making and wearing the hearts, they were able to spread the word and raise the awareness of the campaign.
Simon Giarchi from CAFOD Plymouth said:
“It was great fun and inspirational to take action alongside fantastic volunteers from the Devon area. By making these green hearts we are showing our love for creation. ”
The ‘Show the love’ initiative is being run by The Climate Coalition, a group of more than 100 organisations ranging from charities such as CAFOD to groups such as the Women’s Institute.
Is this something you can do to share what you love this Valentine’s day?
We are asking all our supporters to join in – take a photo with a green heart and post it online. It is simple, all you have to do is make it, wear it and share it. You can Use our guide and get people talking about climate change.
Famous designers including Wayne Hemmingway and Maria Grachvogel will be making hearts for celebrities such as Dame Kelly Holmes and Jessie J to wear, while the National Trust will be holding art installations in their properties across England and Wales, including a giant heart sand sculpture on a build in Cumbria built by local people affected by flooding.
The campaign also features a short film called I wish for you… starring Jeremy Irons and Maxine Peake, which tells the story of a poignant letter written by a grandfather to his granddaughter about the earth he loves and the life he wants to protect for her.
To find out more, visit cafod.org.uk/showthelove