This February, the WI will be taking part in Show the Love again. Hundreds of members and WIs took part in 2017, so let’s make 2018 even bigger!
Have a look at this video showing some of the ways WIs made and displayed their green hearts last year. And bonus points if you can spot the work of a Cornwall WI!
Show the Love revolves around community-based climate change action around Valentine’s Day. To start a conversation about climate change you could make and share a green heart with your local MP or neighbour, hold a green heart themed meeting with a speaker to talk on the issue or join forces with other community groups and organise a public event in your local area.
The community pack outlines three ways you can get involved:
1. Notice the changes around you – keep an eye out for early signs of spring in your neighbourhood and fill out the activity sheet
2. Make a green heart and wear it with pride – share your heart with the hashtag #showthelove
3. Bring people together – hold a green heart themed meeting.
You can show the love even further by making the seeded green heart and attaching it to the postcard that will be in your February WI Life. Leave the heart somewhere in your community, such as your local bus stop or cafe, for someone to find or send directly to your local MP.
The NFWI Public Affairs Department is on hand to help members with Show the Love activities so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need any advice on organising an event, gaining media coverage or engaging your MP. And don’t forget to take lots of pictures to send to CFWI and WI Life following your activities! We’d love to include your stories and photos here on our website and in County News!
NFWI Public Affairs Contact: Sophie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7371 9300 ext. 212.