The charity’s ‘Go Green for Concern’ campaign will see fundraisers wear green clothes or throw green-themed parties on Friday, March 13th.
Around the world, droughts and floods have almost doubled since the early 1990s. In many of the countries Concern works in, climate change is having a significant impact on vulnerable communities, according to Go Green for Concern co-ordinator Anika Patel.
“The public can show their support by wearing green jumpers or accessories, baking green cakes, using green make-up or anything else they can think of. No matter how green you go, the money raised will help transform communities affected by climate change,” she said.
Go Green is Concern’s latest public engagement campaign in Ireland, joining well known events such as the Concern Fast and Concern Debates.
“Many communities rely heavily on farming, fishing and livestock rearing for their livelihood, but with the planet heating up, more and more of these communities struggle to grow or find food and find themselves back on the poverty line,” Ms Patel added.
“We’re working with communities to withstand the damage already being caused by climate change and, by going green for Concern, you can support us to reach more people on the front line of the climate crisis. A greener world has never been so important.”