Get creative about climate with children

3 February 2017

Use CAFOD rsources to share the love this Valentine's day

Make and wear a green heart this Valentine's day.

Climate change is the biggest challenge we face today, and it’s already having a negative impact on our world. The good news is that there’s something fun, creative and easy that children can do to make a difference.

This February we're asking children to craft messages about how much they love and want to protect our common home. Whether in class, at home, with friends or as part of a children’s liturgy group, there are so many ways for children to show the love for the world.

Children will be joining community groups, premiership football clubs, artists, singers, poets, astronauts and hundreds of thousands of people across the UK to show the love for the people, places and life we want to protect from climate change.

Give a green heart

Make, bake, knit or draw a green heart and tell everyone in your school, local community and their local MP what you would like to protect from climate change.

Download our green hearts toolkit

Enter the Climate Coalition schools heart competition

Hang your green hearts on your favourite tree so that you can inspire others to do the same. Take a photo of your heart covered tree share it on social media tagging #showthelove #schoolsheart and @CAFOD. When you’ve finished hanging and photographing your beautiful hearts  send them to the Climate Coalition and they will form part of the Tree Charter Love Tree. Any school contributing more than 100 hearts will receive a 8”x 10” photo of the Heart Tree and a certificate of achievement for the school. Find out more about the competition

Book a CAFOD school volunteer to run a Laudato Si' workshop

Exploring climate issues at school? Email us to book a CAFOD schools volunteer to run a workshop about Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ letter about caring for the planet.

Order a pledge postcard

Pope Francis asks us to live wisely, think deeply and love generously.  Watch the animation below and order our free Laudato Si’ postcards for children children to how they will look after the world.

Explore our resources

We have plenty of resources to help children learn about climate change and take action. Explore our climate resources for primary schools, download our special green hearts children’s liturgy, and check out the Climate Coalition’s school pack.

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