Caritas Hearts 4 Climate

Put your love and compassion in action by writing a ‘love letter’ for climate justice.

This is an uplifting and creative group activity to speak up for climate justice, celebrate what you love about our common home, make your own personal pledges and send a message to your MP that, inspired by love and compassion, you want strong climate action.

How it works:

  • Each person in the group has two paper hearts, a little one and big one.
  • On the little heart write down something you’ll do to better care for our common home and our global family. Keep this as a personal reminder.
  • On the big heart, write down what you love and want to protect, and also a message urging your MP to support strong action on climate. This heart goes to your MP.
  • Share the love with your MP, the media and your community!Take photos of everyone with their hearts and share on social media; present your Hearts to your MP; organise a school or parish Hearts 4 Climate event. See our Hearts 4 Climate kit for more details. The aim is to tell as many people as possible that you want climate justice.

Download a Hearts for Climate Kit

Download a ‘how to’ kit containing instructions and printable heart templates:

Hearts 4 climateSupport Caritas

Why Hearts?

‘Caritas’ means love and compassion in Latin. Love and compassion are two core values that impel us to care for our common home and each other, especially the children, women and men who are most vulnerable to and affected by climate change. Through love and compassion, together we will find the solutions.

Gestures of generosity, solidarity and care cannot but well up within us, since we were made for love.”
Pope Francis, Laudato Si'