The Great Big Green Week
THE GREAT BIG GREEN WEEK: WHAT IS IT?
The UK's Great Big Green Week is the largest celebration of grassroots efforts to combat global warming and preserve the environment.
This year's Great Big Green Week will release a tsunami of support for taking action to safeguard the environment between September 24 and October 2. Tens of thousands of people around the nation will gather to honour the sincere, courageous, and regular acts taken to defend the environment and combat climate change.
HOW DID LAST YEAR END?
The inaugural Great Big Green Week, which took place between September 18 and 26, 2021, was the most significant environmental and climatic event ever in the UK. More than 5000 events highlighted localities' steps to combat climate change and preserve natural places while inspiring others to do the same.
Our sister organisation, Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, organised the Climate Fringe Week in Scotland. Together, we urged lawmakers to be more ambitious and to support climate change action.
National organisations, institutions, companies, and media outlets joined in, increasing participation nationwide and exerting pressure on the UK government to step up its efforts to combat climate change.
WHAT KIND OF EVENTS OCCUR?
Bat walks and bake-offs, concerts and football games, murals and MPs in EVs, seaweed foraging and school presentations were all part of Great Big Green Week 2021. and all that lies in between. Everybody who cares about climate change, including teachers, bus drivers, sports teams, artists, community organisations, houses of religion, and builders, hosted these activities.
More than 200 Local Green Weeks—community centres for the Great Big Green Week—celebrated local action, increased awareness of climate change, and demonstrated why it matters to the neighbourhood and local decision-makers.
BE PART OF IT
The Great Big Green Week, the most significant environmental event ever held in the UK, had 5,000 events last year.
The fight to safeguard both people and the environment, however, continues.
By hosting an event in your region, you can assist us in the making Greater, Bigger, and Greener this year.
GO TO A EVENT
Join the movement that is sweeping the country this September! Participate in a local event to demonstrate to policymakers that your neighbourhood wants a cleaner, greener future. There is something for everyone, from a litter pick to a coffee morning about climate change.
PEN A LETTER
We're encouraging everyone to write Letters to Tomorrow as part of this year's Great Big Green Week.
In Letters to Tomorrow, you can express your anxieties about what life might be like if we don't slow down climate change and your hopes for future generations if our politicians take action to safeguard the environment.
SET UP A EVENT
You still have time to organise your neighbourhood for Great Big Green Week! The Great Big Green Week have many tools available to assist you if you want to create an event, such as a climate coffee morning or a plant-based picnic.
TAKE PART IN TRAINING
It may seem intimidating to plan an event for your neighbourhood, but it doesn't have to be. You may feel confident and prepared to run your Great Big Green Week event with the support of our numerous training and networking opportunities.
Your participation will give Great Big Green Week its "great" component. As a result, The Great Big Green Week have many resources to guide you along the path, and more will be added over the summer.
INVITE YOUR MP
This September, will there be a celebration or local Green Week in your area? Make sure your MP is invited!
Your activities are an excellent chance to inform decision-makers about the efforts communities are making to combat climate change and preserve the environment, explain why you care about these problems and encourage them to contribute in some way.
HOW CAN WE ALL HELP?
We must jointly reconsider how textiles are produced and consumed in light of today's environmental concerns and the fashion and textile sectors' contributions to those challenges. Multiple functions of organic fibres contribute to the development of a sustainable industry that actively reduces its negative environmental effects and puts long-term health over immediate financial gain. A textile item bearing the GOTs label must have at least 70% certified organic fibres, and one bearing the GOTS label grade "organic" must have at least 95%. Natural fibres grown according to the principles of organic agriculture, which is a production method that supports the health of ecosystems, soil, and people, without the use of synthetic pesticides (like insecticides) or herbicides, as well as genetically modified organisms (GMOs), are known as organic fibres.