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.
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.
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.
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 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.