Week of Action (8 - 16 October 2016)
Were you one of the hundreds of thousands of people across the UK who rose up to Show the Love in February to protect what you love from climate change?
It’s time to Speak Up again. Join The Climate Coalition this October in a Week of Action to celebrate the people, places and things we want to protect from climate change - and make sure MPs feel that love.
We’ll be seeing nature walks, tea parties, classic lobbies, community energy visits and all sorts of other events to start those key conversations about climate change. All this will either involve MPs or be showcased to them, so that politicians see, feel and hear how much their constituents care about what we could lose to climate change.
People all over the UK are organising events in their local areas, and we’d love you to be involved!
Visit the Week of Action website to see what's going on in your area, or to add your own event: weekofaction.org.uk
Show The Love
For Valentine’s Day 2016, we invited you to join us in raising awareness about climate change and how it is affecting everything we love.
From the Book of Genesis to Revelation, there is a thread that runs through the Bible about how creation and humankind should be bound together in a relationship of love, respect and protection. All people, all around the world, share this, our common home.
We invited you to make, wear and share green hearts to Show the Love for all the things we cherish that are threatened by climate change. During February, Salvation Army corps, groups and individuals from all over the UK turned hearts green! Take a look at the pictures below to see what people got up to.
You can get involved in the Show the Love campaign all year round - use the resources below to engage your corps or group!
Show the Love Film
- Green Hearts Resource Pack
- Green Hearts Cross-stich Instructions
- Green Hearts Origami pattern
- *For Sale* Kit - sew a heart for your sleeve
Schools Resource (for ages 9-11)
Ideas for Churches
- Shall I Compare Thee... 2015 film
Climate March 2015
On the weekend of 28 & 29 November, the world came together to take a stand! Over half a million people marched together on the eve of the global climate talks in Paris to tell world leaders that now’s the time for climate action. In both London and Edinburgh, Salvationists took to the streets to march for what they love and show world leaders that they want to see a strong climate deal!
More than 50,000 people gathered for the London march, making it the largest climate demonstration the UK has ever seen! One of 2,500 climate action events taking place globally, it was second in size only to Australia where more 60,000 are reported to have gathered. Find out what happened in London and get a flavour of the incredible day by reading The Climate Coalition's round-up.
Climate March 2014
On Sunday 21 September 2014, Salvationists took to the streets of London to march alongside over 40,000 people and demand bold action on climate change. Click here to read the full story.
About The Climate Coalition
The Salvation Army is part of The Climate Coalition, the largest group of people dedicated to action on climate change and limiting its impact on the environment and the world’s poorest communities. With our sister organisations Stop Climate Chaos Cymru and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, our combined supporter base embraces more than 11 million people spanning over 100 organisations across the UK, from environment and development charities to unions, faith, community and women's groups. Click here for more information.