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The Salvation Army is standing with over 130 organisations to call for climate action for the sake of all the things that matter most.

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Show The Love 2019

From 5th - 24th February, you have the power to show the love for the places, people, and life you want to protect from climate change. Whether you have a couple of minutes, an afternoon, or all the time in the world, there are lots of ways to take part!

GET INVOLVED

Community guide: Get your community together, invite your MP and share in conversations about what you love that is affected by climate change -  Download the guide  |  Print-friendly version

Church guide: Show the Love for God's creation in your church/corps or group using these ideas for inspiration - Download the guide

Green hearts will be popping up across the country on Valentine's Day—make your own special heart and join in the fun!

Postcards: Choose a challenge, fill out a postcard, and send to your MP

Stickers: Wear and share your green heart with pride!

Email resources@salvationarmy.org.uk to order Postcards and Stickers

Felt Hearts: Craft a beautiful green felted heart to wear or share - Download Instructions

Seed heart: Craft a handmade paper heart filled with seeds - Download Instructions

Macarons: Make green heart macarons to take to your next get together - Download Instructions

Rag rug heart: Craft an eco-friendly rag rug heart to wear or share - Download Instructions

Heart naan: Bake a simple and delicious heart naan pizza - Download Instructions

We'd love to hear about what you get up to in your corps or group for Show the Love 2019. Email id@salvationarmy.org.uk to share your Show the Love stories.

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 130 organisations across the UK, from environment and development charities to unions, faith, community and women's groups. Click here for more information.

Climate Change Stories: Meet Felix

In Malawi, rain-fed agriculture is the mainstay of many rural households. Like many countries in Africa, Malawi has experienced the adverse impact of climate change. In recent years, farmers have endured longer dry spells as well as flooding which have both devastated their agricultural production. The Salvation Army is working alongside farmers in Malawi as they work to produce sufficient food and nutrition for their families in the face of inconsistent rainfall caused by climate change.

Felix Mukubwa is a 42-year-old father of four. He lives with his wife and children in a small house in Mwipimei Village Head in Karonga District in Mzuzu province of Northern Malawi.

Felix

Felix determined to change his life and joined The Salvation Army’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Food Security project. Through conservation agriculture training, he learnt various ways on how to make the best use of his land. He said, ‘I was trained on the importance of mulching my crops to protect the soil moisture from evaporating, planting on the initial onset of the rainy season and planting my seeds in holes along straight lines’.  This has proved to be very useful as his crops have continued to thrive despite the prolonged dry seasons.

Felix has also experienced increased yields in his harvest. He said, ‘Before using conservation agriculture, I used to harvest an average of 10 tins of 25 kgs each. Since I began using conservation agriculture, my yields have increased to 22 tins of 25 kgs each’. Felix has been able to sell his surplus and preserve some for his family’s consumption which will last until the next harvest.

Felix has excelled in his farming and was selected to become one of the lead farmers in his village. He said, ‘when my neighbours come enquiring why my crops are thriving while theirs are wilting, I take the opportunity to share my knowledge with them. Gradually my whole village is realising the benefits of these farming techniques’.