Local Organisation Raises Awareness Of Climate Change

6th February 2018

A local organisation is trying to raise awareness of the effects of climate change.

This month, people across the UK will be using the ‘power of green hearts’ to begin conversations about how climate change will affect the things we love, and the opportunities for a world powered by clean and secure energy.

The National Federation of Women’s Institutes is a founding member of The Climate Coalition, which is the UK’s largest group of people dedicated to action on climate change.

The Guernsey Islands Federation Women’s Institute Community Affairs Committee was involved in the ‘Show the Love’ campaign last year, and would like to partner with other environmental and wildlife groups this year, as well as the wider public to raise awareness of climate change and the impact it would have ion Guernsey.

We are being reminded that it is impacting on some of the things we love, including back gardens, local woodland, football pitches, beaches, farms and fields.

It can be seen in increased flooding, summer heatwaves and dwindling bee populations.

Climate change is also changing the seasons, upsetting crops and flowers, disturbing the journeys of migrating birds and contributing to extreme weather around the world.

Over the past three years, hundreds of thousands of people have made and shared green hearts to ‘Show the Love’ for all the things they care about, which will be affected by climate change.

The Committee is asking people to wear green hearts, and members will be will be in Town and on the Bridge handing out stickers on Valentine’s Day.

Chairwoman, Sharon Williams, says:

‘Obviously we need to look for a vision in a world where, maybe, 100% clean energy is being used within a decade. That’s one of the aims of the Climate Coalition, but we need to form together. Groups, different environmental and development charities, even faith groups and community groups like the WI.’ 

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