Show your love for nature this Valentine’s Day

Woden heart in a field of sheep
Published : 07 Feb 2017

This Valentine’s Day we’re giving 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’ uses the ideas of love and loss to help us think about how climate change will impact the places that are important to us. This year the campaign’s film features one of our special places, Birling Gap, an impressive cast of celebrities, and the NHS Choir.
 
Our Forecast Changeable report 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.

How we’re getting involved

A central theme of the ‘Show the Love’ campaign is the wearing and sharing of ‘green’ hearts.  Some of our properties will be holding crafting activities over the next few weeks, each offering something different.

There’ll be a chance to make a recycled heart brooch at Kedleston Hall, a willow heart at Prior Park and even a chance to make heart-shaped pancakes and seed bombs at Gibside! 

Or our visitors can write their own message on a green heart at Avebury, go on the half-term family trail at Prior Park and learn about protecting nature, or support the countryside volunteers’ stall at Hughenden Manor where they’re selling carved wooden hearts and animals. Further craft activities are planned at Trelissick and the Giant’s Causeway.

How you can get involved

Whether you chose to join us for an activity or create your heart at home, share the fruits of your labours on social media using #ShowTheLove, and help us show our love for special places.  

 

Show the Love

Find out more about how climate change is impacting on special places in this beautiful film.