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Bad weather affects climate change event

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WI MEMBERS braved the stormy weather to raise awareness about climate change yesterday.

Bad weather meant there were fewer people around to receive green heart stickers as the WI used Valentine’s Day to raise awareness of climate change through the national Show The Love campaign. Pictured, left to right, are Margaret Le Cras, Sheila Cataroche, Lindsay de Sausmarez and Sharon Williams. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 20639410)

The WI has been working with the Climate Coalition to hold the national Show The Love campaign, which invites people to think about the changes brought about by climate change and how this could affect islanders’ daily lives.

This includes looking at how plants’ growth cycles have changed due to the warming climate and the increase in extreme weather events.

The group set up stalls in Market Square and on the Bridge to give away green heart stickers and encourage discussion on climate change.

WI community affairs committee chairwoman Sharon Williams said the bad weather had meant they had not spoken to as many people as they would have liked.

‘There has not exactly been a lot of footfall,’ she said.

‘It’s been quiet, but we have been giving out green hearts and we’ve had support from Sustainable Guernsey. A lot of people were already aware of the campaign.’

The group had hoped to encourage businesses to show green hearts in their windows, but Mrs Williams said that had not gone so well.

‘We will look at going further next year,’ she said. ‘Hopefully the weather will be better then.’

She said they would start drawing up ideas for next year soon.

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