Show the love for nature

Woden heart in a field of sheep

For the past two years, in the lead up to Valentine's Day, we've given our support to the Climate Coalition’s Show the Love campaign to highlight the impact of climate change on the special places we all care about.

Show the Love encourages people to share stories and show support for the places that climate change is affecting.  

The campaign centres around the making, wearing and sharing of green hearts, and watching and sharing a beautiful film, created by Ridley Scott Associates.  

In 2017 the film featured Charles Dance, the NHS Choir, and one of our own special places, Birling Gap.  In 2016 the film, featuring Jeremy Irons and Maxine Peake, was filmed at the Gower and Nuffield Place, two more special places we look after.  

How is climate change impacting the National Trust?

Our Forecast Changeable report (2015) explores the impact that a changing climate is already having on the houses, gardens, coastline and landscapes within our care.

The report illustrates how we have had to explore new ways to manage our places so we can continue to protect special places for future generations to enjoy.  

We have also set ourselves challenging energy targets and are committed to reducing our carbon emissions whilst sharing lessons learned with others.

What next?

Look out for the Climate Coalition's Show the Love campaign around Valentine’s Day in 2018 and wear a green heart with pride in support of the special places you love but might lose to the effects of climate change.

Before that, the Climate Coalition are organising their annual Week of Action which will take place 1st – 9th July 2017.  Take a look at their website for more information about events - 

A wind-shattered tree on the shores of Buttermere, Lake District, Cumbria

Growing challenge of climate change 

Our latest Forecast Changeable report shows how climate change is a growing conservation challenge to our land, collections, houses and gardens.

Checking the biomass bioiler at Chirk Castle, Wrexham

Growing our own green energy 

We're going greener. We're pledging to reduce our use of fossil fuels by 50 per cent by 2020. We aim to cut our carbon emissions from energy use for heat and electricity by 45 per cent, beating the government's target of 34 per cent.

Fit for the Future

Fit for the Future Network 

Our sustainability network, created in partnership with Ashden in 2013, has brought together more than 80 of the UK’s largest charities and land owning organisations to tackle the impacts of climate change and rising energy costs.