What Is The Great Big Green Week?

The Great Big Green Week is the UK’s biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature. 

Every year, people come together to unleash a wave of support for action to protect the planet. Tens of thousands of people in every corner of the country celebrate the heartfelt, brave, everyday actions being taken to stand up for nature and fight climate change.

What's happened so far?

The first Great Big Green Week took place between 18th – 26th September 2021, and was the largest event for climate and nature ever seen in the UK.  Over 5,000 events celebrated how communities are taking action to tackle climate change and protect green spaces, and encouraged others to get involved too.

In 2022, communities came together once more between 24th September and 2nd October, to show how people everywhere are ready and willing to take action to tackle climate change. National organisations, institutions, businesses and media outlets joined in, getting more people involved up and down the country, and putting pressure on the UK Government to up its game on climate change.

What Sort Of Events Take Place?

Great Big Green Week sees bat walks and bake offs, festivals and football matches, murals and MPs in EVs, seaweed foraging and school assemblies. and everything in between. Events are hosted by teachers, bus drivers, sport clubs, artists, community groups, places of worship, builders – anyone who cares about climate change.

Local Green Weeks – Great Big Green Week community hubs – celebrate local activity, raise the profile of climate change and show why it is relevant to the community and local decision makers.

Why now?

We are seeing the impacts of extreme weather events caused by climate change on the people and places we love both here in the UK and abroad. The time is now to do everything we can to protect them. Climate change is the fight of our lifetime.

We need to show our Government that the public wants to see them deliver on their promises to protect the planet for now and future generations. You can see what The Climate Coalition is calling on the government to do in our campaign asks.

What can I do?

Host events and activities in your local area from 10th to 18th and make this the greatest, biggest, greenest week of the year.

Your event or Local Green Week, will celebrate how your community is taking action to tackle climate change and protect green spaces, and encourage others to get involved too.

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