Teresa Pearce MP has joined hundreds of thousands of people up and down the country proudly wearing green hearts to show they want to protect the people, places and lives they love from climate change.
The Erith and Thamesmead MP wore the heart as part of The Climate Coalition’s ‘Show The Love’ campaign which celebrates things that could be lost without efforts to tackle climate change – from beaches to bees and cricket to coffee.
A report released last week from the Coalition warned that extreme weather is hitting British fruit and vegetable yields – and even leading to smaller chips.
Teresa Pearce MP said:
“It’s really important to take a moment to reflect on what could be under threat in our own lives.
“I’m proud to be wearing my green heart and supporting a net zero future before 2050. I want to be part of leaving a legacy for future generations that we can all be proud of.”
Clara Goldsmith, Director of Campaigns at The Climate Coalition, said:
“Climate change is already changing the things we love in the UK. It’s also hitting the most vulnerable people, whether that’s very young or elderly people struggling with heatwaves here at home or those in poor communities overseas affected by a loss of crops or more severe disasters.
“That’s why we need to take action, including calling on the government to set an ambitious target to reduce the emissions which are driving climate change.”
To find out what’s happening up and down the country, visit theclimatecoalition.org or search #ShowTheLove on social media and join the nation’s biggest climate change conversation.