It's almost Valentine's Day - an opportunity to express our love for our kids and for the planet they'll inherit, including the need to take action to protect it.
We have a kid-friendly action for Valentine's. Want to join in?
This activity is inspired by a similar one put on by the local group Pour Nos Enfants / For Our Kids Montréal who put on a card drawing/writing party at Christmas time.
Like them, you could do this in a social setting with friends (maybe with food and drinks), or you could do this with your family at home.
What you'll need:
- Some kids and grown ups, food/drinks, and a place to gather
- Some paper or blank cards to write, draw, or paint on (maybe re-purpose old cards?), envelopes, and some crayons or basic art supplies
- Some "take action!" messages for the Prime Minister, cabinet members, Members of Parliament, or other politicians or companies
You don't even need a stamp if you send your cards to any Member of Parliament (which includes the Prime Minister or cabinet members) - just address it to her/him at: House of Commons, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A6.
BONUS: Take pictures of your activity and/or your cards before you send them and post to social media. Send pics to us and we'll amplify - you can email them to email@example.com or tag us on Facebook at @ForOurKidsCanada