Greenpeace Southampton created a giant heart made from sticks in Southampton on Saturday (Feb 12) outside the old walls and in Houndwell Park, as part of the Climate Coalition’s annual Show the Love campaign, which "shows what people love and don’t want to lose to climate change".
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The group collected the sticks from their gardens and local parks and came together to create the giant heart.
Greenpeace Southampton is calling on the government to implement a Just Transition away from fossil fuels to renewables, to roll-out a nationwide programme to make people’s homes warmer and more energy efficient and to invest in green public transport, walking and cycling.
Greenpeace volunteers also want to see a reduction in single-use plastic of at least 50% by 2025. It says a windfall tax on big oil and gas companies is also needed, so that the money can be used to help people who are struggling to pay their bills due to energy price rises.
Volunteers make a heart from sticks at Southampton Westquay