Show the Love for the environment this Valentine's Day

heart made out of ice

For Valentine’s Day we’re working with our new partners the Climate Coalition to ‘Show the Love’ for things we all hold dear and we need your help.

From castles to coppices, we really care about our special places and want them to be around for generations to come. But climate change is threatening our natural environment and proving a major conservation challenge for the houses, gardens, coastline and landscapes we look after.

We’d really like you to ‘Show the Love’ by visiting one of our special places with your loved ones and like you’d take a picture of a loved one to cherish forever, photograph something or somewhere that’s close to your heart.

Then share your picture with us – remembering to include the hashtag #showthelove. Send us a few words, if you can, to explain why you sent that picture.

Artists have visited some of our properties and some of our rangers, volunteers, staff and visitors have been finding inspiration and heart shaped objects in the natural environment they look after. We’ll be uploading some of your images onto our website and social media channels so be sure to check if yours has been included.

You can also watch a stunning high-production film based on a love letter written especially for the campaign by award-winning author Michael Morpurgo starring Jeremy Irons and Maxine Peake.

Shifting shores report

Our shifting shores report is calling for an imaginative approach to coastline management.

Hydro intake weir at Hafod y Llan farm, Snowdonia

Energy 

By harnessing the power of nature and being careful with the energy we use, the places we find special can be beautiful forever.

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

Forecast Changeable report 2015 

Our latest Forecast Changeable report shows how climate change is a growing conservation challenge to our land, collections, houses and gardens. In it we explore new ways to cope with the issue.

Solar panels, used to power lighting, on the roof of Brancaster Millennium Activity Centre, Norfolk

Good Energy 

We're working in partnership with green electricity supplier Good Energy to build an energy future that will help keep the nation’s special places fit for generations to come.