The Member of Parliament for Eastleigh and Youth Minister, Mims Davies, 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 Eastleigh 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.
Commenting, Eastleigh MP Mims Davies said:
“As Eastleigh’s local MP I have had a number of constituents recently get in touch about climate change, and both as a local MP, as well as Minister for Youth, I take our responsibility to the environment - and therefore also to tackling dangerous climate change - incredibly seriously.
“On a day that many of us will be showing the love, I think it is worth us ALL taking a moment to reflect on what could be under threat in our own lives if we don’t tackle this key issue.
“I was therefore really proud to join some of The Climate Coalition team yesterday, don a glorious green heart and show my support for 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, and as Eastleigh’s MP, I’ll continue to work with others towards that aim.”
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.