Show The Love 2018
Once again, February saw something wonderful happen: millions of people turned their hearts green to Show The Love for all they want to protect from climate change – from football pitches and golf courses, to wetlands and wildlife.
It was wonderful to see Salvation Army corps (churches) and groups take part again, for example:
- In Barrow, the toddler group spent time looking at the beautiful world that God has created, and the wider corps shared in a special Show The Love Sunday.
- During the week including Valentine’s Day, Boscombe Home League discussed the places they love, how these have changed over time and the need to raise awareness about climate change. Each member received one green heart sticker to wear ready to explain what it represents, and one to share with someone else.
- Members of Enniskillen Corps braved the extreme weather to gather together to make green hearts and discuss the different ways they can each play a part in protecting creation.
- Mitcham Salvation Army spent time creating a picture collage of the creation story and drawing their favourite places to be. They talked about humanity’s responsibility within creation and some specific ways we could each make a difference. They have challenged themselves to put this into practice as a church by doing regular litter picks. Two of the children received their green Blue Peter badges as a result.
Thank you to everyone who took part in Show The Love this year! If you got involved during 2018, please let us know how by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to watch The Climate Coalition's round up film to see how people all over the UK engaged with the campaign.
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.