What is the Great Big Green Week?

The first Great Big Green Week took place between 18 – 26 September 2021, and was the largest event for climate and nature ever seen in the UK.

Over 5000 events celebrated how communities are taking action to tackle climate change and protect green spaces, and encouraged others to get involved too.

In Scotland, the Climate Fringe Week, took place hosted by our sister organisation Stop Climate Chaos Scotland. Together we called on politicians to raise their ambition and champion action on climate change.

What happened in Great Big Green Week?

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

More than 200 Local Green Weeks – Great Big Green Week community hubs – celebrated local activity, raised the profile of climate change and showed 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?

The Great Big Green Week may have finished, but the campaign to protect people and planet does not stop here

there are many ways that you can get involved and show up for your world. 

Join the Billion Seed Challenge

Be Part Of The World Climate March

Sign the Declaration