Written by CAFOD volunteer Beth Crumpton
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. You are undoubtedly surrounded by shops filled with gifts for your nearest and dearest, but this year you can really make it count by supporting CAFOD’s green heart campaign and showing your love for God’s creation.
Show the love this Valentine’s Day
This February, show you care by starting a conversation on climate change by crafting and sharing your own green heart.
Our beautiful world is under threat from the changing climate, and it’s the poorest people who are most vulnerable. One in five of our sisters and brothers still don’t have access to the clean energy they need to lift themselves out of poverty.
Last year students from Liverpool Hope University made their mark by holding a bake sale, pledging to go greener and sharing what they treasure about our planet: beaches, mountains, trees and bees! It was a great way to consciously take action and to understand the changes our world is seeing.
Follow Liverpool Hope’s lead and hold your own event with your parish or school community. This campaign is perfect for children’s liturgy.
Small actions contribute to making big changes, so this February we’d encourage you to make and share your green heart.
The more creative, the better!
- Bake green heart biscuits with your children or grandchildren
- Knit or sew with your friends using our knitting and sewing patterns.
- Inspire people in your parish with our children’s liturgy and prayers of intercession
- Write to your MP using our template letter or invite them along to your craft event.
CAFOD’s campaign volunteer co-ordinator in Liverpool, Emily McIndoe, said: “It’s so easy to support this campaign and share your love for the environment. What a fun way to get children involved in liturgy, and a brilliant activity to complete with your family, friends and fellow parishioners. You could even hold your own green theme coffee morning!”