Have you thought about holding an event to mark The Great Big Green Week which will take place from 18 to 26 September?
This is a national celebration, set up through The Climate Coalition, involving the WI, RSPB, National Trust and many more. Our own NFWI is very keen on making this a huge success. Thousands of events will celebrate communities taking action to tackle climate change and protect green spaces, and encourage others to get involved too. The aim is to show decision-makers that people from all walks of life are stepping up to take action on climate change – and we need them to step up with us too.
Whether it’s a WI community stall, a park clean up or a group of you getting planting in your local area – these activities will celebrate what you are doing to make your local area a cleaner, greener place to live. This will be an opportunity to raise the profile of climate change and how it is impacting the people and places we love right here in the UK and across the world.
Visit The Great Big Green Week website to learn more, and also find handy resources to help you put a community event together.
You can sign up online to find out about events in your area and join in. You can connect with other events in your area through the Great Big Green Forum (again, you sign up online to do that). There is an organisers’ guide, a guide to media coverage, a list of climate books and films to access and a guide on how to engage your MP.
This doesn’t have to be complicated. You can do whatever you fancy. Here are some examples of ideas of things to do:
- recycled crafting
- nature walks
- tree tours
- bat walks
- acorn and wildflower seed planting
- litter picks
- electric car demos
- bike rides
- plant-based feasts
- film screenings
- art inspired by the environment.
It would be great for us to join in and to do something that will be enjoyable and will make us a part of this big event.
So what do you think? More information will be posted here as we learn more. And don’t forget to show off your event by sending a picture in for County News and social media too! Why not sign up and get the ball rolling?