‘SHOW THE LOVE’ on Valentine’s Day
As commuters made their way across London last week, they were greeted by an unfamiliar sight, as teams of Green Cupids handed out kisses and Valentine’s cards all in the name of preventing climate change.
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, a recent survey for the Show The Love campaign revealed 25% of women say they would be less likely to start a relationship, and 23% say they would be less likely to even go on a date with someone who does not believe climate change should be tackled, the survey also revealed that over two thirds of British adults (68%) want to see a strong policy on climate change from the party they plan to vote for this May. In fact more than one in four (28%) say they wouldn’t be able to back their choice of party without a strong policy on tackling climate change.
With love in the air the cupids could be spotted across the city. Outside Parliament they were showing the love, on the Southbank, in the middle of Leicester Square and under Eros in Piccadilly Circus (amongst other locations), a dozen loved up cupids turned hearts green.
The Show the Love campaign is the initiative of The Climate Coalition which represents the largest group of people in the UK dedicated to climate change and aims to raise awareness on this important issue by asking people to watch and share this film http://tiny.cc/lovepoem, wear green hearts and post things they LOVE that could be lost to climate change on their Twitter and Instagram, for example #London, #sandybeaches or #bees
With organisations including Greenpeace, Oxfam and WWF and celebrities including Stephen Fry and Emilia Fox all backing the campaign, Show The Love hopes to raise awareness of this all important issue ahead of UN Climate Talks in Paris in December and the singing of a global climate deal.
For more information on the ‘Show the Love’ campaign please visit http://fortheloveof.org.uk/