FEBRUARY is traditionally the month of love, and WI members show their love for the planet by making and displaying green hearts in their towns and villages.
Our cover picture this month shows one Surrey member who went on the march to highlight the need for action on climate change.
Lesley Andrews (she’s the one on the left), runs Great Bookham Belles’ Environment Group and joined the Climate Justice Coalition march in London, which ran at the same time as COP27 was being held in Egypt.
She walked with other WI Climate Ambassadors from the Shell Building to Trafalgar Square, to highlight the fact that energy companies are making record breaking profits whilst global temperatures and energy bills are rising and people are being forced to choose between heating and eating.
Lesley told SWIN: “It was so lovely meeting up with other WI Climate Ambassadors, Jill Bruce and Andrea Cooper from Essex Federation and Annie Palmer from Bedfordshire Federation, who are far more knowledgeable than myself. I learnt a lot and look forward to meeting up with many more Climate Ambassadors in the future.”
Please do what you can to show your love for Mother Earth this month. Make and display green hearts in your neighbourhood to get people talking and thinking about climate change; send or give a green heart to your MP to make sure he or she keeps up the momentum on climate change. You will find plenty of ideas on MyWI on the NFWI website — just search for Show the Love.

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