What is the Show The Love campaign? It's something for everyone that's passionate about the outdoors. This campaign is an annual celebration of all that we love but could potentially lose to climate change. Find out how to join us and show your support! #ShowTheLove
Show The Love is part of an ongoing effort organised by The Climate Coalition to protect the people, places, and life we love from climate change by encouraging world leaders and the UK Government to shift to clean and secure energy within a generation.
The BMC became involved with the Climate Coalition in 2015. This year, the Climate Coalition’s focus is aiming to engage people and organisations from the sports world into the campaign Ultimately, we would like people involved in sports – at all levels – to participate and also how to engage the wider community and get the message out.
The questions we want to ask are:
What are people passionate about?
How would climate change affect what people love?
How would it affect their sport?
What's the problem?
Many of our most cherished places are already affected by climate change, and many more across the length and breadth of the UK are at risk. In fact all over the world people and the places they cherish are threatened by climate change.
Where are the places we love to hill walk, climb, and mountaineer in Britain and beyond, and how will they be affected?
What can you do to help?
It's your involvement that will make this moment awesome. And with your help, Show The Love 2017 is set to be even bigger.
From 7-14 February, share a picture with a green heart on social media and use the hashtag: #ShowTheLove
#ShowTheLove Photo: Estee Farrar
To make it easier for you, we've organised several events at a number of climbing walls. Just head to your nearest one, find the green hearts and take pictures next to them, on them, or even climbing them!
What's on where?
Reading/Manchester/Harrogate/Huddersfield Walls are all getting involved with routes and blocs with a green heart theme.
The Castle, London
, are planning on holding a Garden event
on 11 February and will have a range of activities to take part in, including:
Garden tours and fruit tree pruning workshop.
The Wassail event.
Making heart frames from climbing rope that people can fill with green things they collect.
The Climb, Amersham are holding a bouldering competition throughout February. The first and second person to climb the green heart shaped boulder on the woody will win a prize. A member of staff will need to witness the climb and Staff are not allowed to enter.
The Leeds Wall have made some heart shaped holds for Show The Love and have set a green heart route for people to try.
Redpoint Climbing, Bristol have set up two green hearts. The person with most laps of the green heart on the circuit board will win a Redpoint prize, and there will be a green heart on the main climbing wall for people to place stickers in.
Awesome Walls, Sheffield have made a green heart on their bouldering wall.
The Access and Conservation Trust
The BMC's charity – the BMC Access & Conservation Trust – promotes sustainable access to cliffs, mountains and open countryside by facilitating education and conservation projects across the United Kingdom and Ireland.
By educating climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers to enjoy outdoor recreation while minimising their impact on the landscape, conserving the UK’s upland resources, and campaigning for improved access rights, ACT enables future generations to continue to enjoy outdoor activities and the physical, mental and social benefits they bring to individual lives and society in general.
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