This is a sponsored post in association with the Climate Coalition.  

The Climate Coalition – a group of over 100 organisations including Greenpeace, Oxfam, RSPB, The Woodland Trust, UNICEF, and WWF – have commissioned a short video encouraging us all to ‘show the love’.  Before your eyes glaze over at the mention of anything Valentines related (have you reached saturation point yet too?!), let me reassure you that this isn’t about showing the love to your significant other or your want-to-be significant other, but to our dear earth that’s facing considerable pressure from climate change.

The 101 second film shows celebrities including Stephen Fry, Raymond Blanc, Dermot O’Leary and Jarvis Cocker reciting Shakespeare’s famous Sonnet 18 – often alternatively titled “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?”, in order to draw attention to climate change and the damage caused to the environment.

Have a watch – it’s a good one!

The film is part of a larger campaign designed to put the heat on politicians to take action on climate change.  The Climate Coalition says “2015 is set to be a crucial year in the fight against climate change.  Time is short, but the love is strong.  Over the coming months world leaders could make decisions to protect all we hold dear.  Make them feel what you feel and don’t lose what you love to climate change“.

If we don’t act now on climate change we’re set to lose a whole lot of things we love and depend on to climate change, not least the bees that we rely upon so dearly.  So go on, share the film with your friends and share your love this Valentine’s weekend, even if you don’t buy into any of that hearts and flowers schmaltzy stuff!  You can also check out the Climate Coalition Show The Love webpage, where you can find some useful resources, and even instructions on how to make an origami green heart!