TOGETHER WE CAN CREATE A CLEAN AND SECURE FUTURE
Along with our sister organisations Stop Climate Chaos Cymru and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, we are a group of over 130 organisations — including the National Trust, Women's Institute, Oxfam, and RSPB — reaching across the UK to show our love for all the things we want to protect from climate change, and to ask politicians to put aside their differences and commit to doing whatever is necessary to protect them.
Climate change is already impacting on the things we love and cherish both here in our own backyards and around the world — whether it is the pitches where we play cricket and football, the puffins who make their home along our coastlines, the woodlands where we walk, or communities affected by extreme weather events in other countries. It can be seen in increased flooding and droughts, summer heatwaves, and more unpredictable weather. It is changing the seasons, upsetting crops and flowers, and disturbing the journeys of migrating birds.
These people, places and lives may be changing, but our love for them is stronger than ever and we can make sure this love is felt by those who can make a world of difference. See more on how our two annual moments help achieve this — our flagship Show The Love moment and the Speak Up Week of Action.
the people, places and life we love are at risk from climate change
We can protect the world we love from climate change if we shift to a world powered by clean and secure energy within a generation. Around the world and here in Britain, more and more individuals, institutions and governments are supporting and taking action to transition to cleaner, and more secure ways to power our world.
We believe a world powered by clean energy is both possible and essential. Much of the technology to achieve this already exists, and the move to renewable energy is gathering pace in our communities and all over the world.
"Changing weather patterns affect farming and also the world we live in. In terms of what we can do to help, being a farmer is working with the environment to maintain food and energy security — doing things that have the least impact possible, such as using green energy.
As a young farmer, our time is now. I've got a career and a family, and I want to look after them and leave the farm and world for the next generations."
-Richard Bower, Farmer
OUR STRENGTH IS IN OUR MEMBERS. TOGETHER WE ARE 15 MILLION STRONG.
An incredible 75% of people in the UK support renewable energy — and yet people think it has only 9% of public support. We address this gap by reaching and inspiring new public audiences to engage with the issue of climate change.
More and more of us are feeling the effects of climate change on what we love in our everyday lives and in our communities. We turn that into a strong and unified voice politicians cannot avoid listening to.
By working with partners at key times, we make sure that public voice is heard by those who can make a difference in creating a cleaner, more secure future. This has helped tip the balance in favour of landmark UK Government decisions in recent years like a pledge to phase out coal power stations in 2015 and ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2016.
“My meeting helped me realise that whilst power may be held by ministers and MPs in Westminster, they are willing to listen to people who are trying to make an impact, regardless of age or authority.”
- Aaron, youth volunteer at CAFOD