What is the Great Big Green Week?

The Great Big Green Week will take place 18 – 26 September 2021, and will be the largest event for climate and nature ever seen in the UK. Thousands of events will celebrate how communities are taking action to tackle climate change and protect green spaces, and encourage others to get involved too. If you’re in Scotland, you can get involved via the Climate Fringe Week, hosted by our sister organisation Stop Climate Chaos Scotland. Together we will call on politicians to raise their ambition and champion action on climate change.

What events will there be?

These will range from art installations, to concerts to community stalls, to climate cafes, and everything in between; hosted by teachers, bus drivers, sport clubs, artists, community groups, places of worship, builders and anyone who cares about climate change.

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

National organisations, institutions, businesses and media outlets will join in, getting more people involved up and down the country, and putting pressure on the UK Government to up its game on climate change.

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.

This year, we in the UK have a huge opportunity to raise the ambition of plans to tackle climate change at home and abroad. The UK is hosting a major UN climate summit, known as COP26, in Glasgow this November. This means parliament and local authorities alike want to be seen as ambitious in tackling climate change.

The Time is Now for a Great Big Green Week that sets the stage for the most ambitious climate summit ever.

What can I do?

Join us in September 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 too. 

There are many ways that you can get involved and show up for your world. From activities you can do at home, to organising a Green Week in your area: help us to make history and be part of the biggest climate event the UK has ever seen.

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In Scotland? Connect with our sister organisation Stop Climate Chaos Scotland and join their Climate Fringe Week, taking place as part of Great Big Green Week.