The Great Big Green Week of events is here to support action on climate change, see how you can get involved

GREAT BIG GREEN WEEK

The Great Big Green Week, which runs from 18 – 26 September, is a celebration of climate action. More than 4,500 community events and festivals will take place in communities around the country.

Great Big Green Week is a Climate Coalition initiative, the UK’s largest group of people dedicated to action against climate change.

The theme for this year’s activity is ‘The Fight That Unites’.

The “Fight that Unites” is a declaration that people from all walks of life can unite in their desire to tackle the climate emergency and understand the urgency of the challenge.

Plant stall @Enfield's Big Green Climate Festival. The Great Big Green Week.

Events and activities range from zero carbon street fairs, green homes events, cabarets, music concerts, bike rides, recycling road shows, vegan cooking demonstrations, downloadable posters and much more.

Events will include the illumination of Wembley Stadium’s iconic arch in green and campaign messaging beamed onto London’s BT Tower.

“Action against climate change is the fight that unites people across the UK and around the world. That’s why so many of us are getting together for Great Big Green Week.

In the next few months the UK Government has a unique opportunity, as host of the United Nations COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, to show real leadership in the fight against climate change.

Fiona Dear, Head of Campaigns at The Climate Coalition

How can you get involved with the Great Big Green Week

There are many ways you can get involved and make a difference. You can send a message to the Prime Minister, talk about the impacts of climate change or invite your community to come together and celebrate in your local area.

You can also take part in different events that are happening this week.

To find Great Big Green Week events that are taking place near you, and how you can get involved,

visit www.greatbiggreenweek.com

From vertical farming workshops, talks on green transport, sustainable cities, air pollution, free documentary screenings, bike repairs workshops to pop-up community fridges!

Some of these events will be in the form of all-day festivals; others will be workshops and interactive demonstrations.
There will also be talks and seminars to encourage people to adopt a greener lifestyle.

The Great Big Green Week.

The Climate Coalition is behind Great Big Green Week along with the National Trust, WWF, Women’s Institute, Oxfam and RSPB.

Other organisations supporting the campaign include BT, the Rotary Club of Great Britain, The National Lottery community Fund, Virgin O2 and the British Mountaineering Council.

If you live in Scotland you can contact Stop Climate Chaos Scotland or find out more through Climate Fringe Week.

Images by The Climate Coalition and greatbiggreenweek.com

Elena Daniilidou

Elena is an advocate for animal rights, sustainability, and slow living. She aspires to minimise the human impact on the environment - she is an ethical vegan and minimalist.

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