What can I do for Great Big Green Week?
The best place to start is to head to our resources page and take a read of our A-Z Ideas and our Organisers Guide. This should give you some ideas of what you can do.
How can I add events to the website?
You can sign up to add you event here. Before you add an event, we have to approve your account there might be a slight delay.
Watch our guide on how to upload an event.
Once you’ve uploaded your event, we have to approve it so it might not be published on the website straight away. But, if you want to make any changes you can do that anytime by logging in and going to the event manager page.
Once it’s uploaded people will be able to find your event on our calendar.
What type of event should I add?
There are 3 event types:
- In person event: a one off event that is happening in person. It can also be the same event that repeats over a number of days.
- Virtual Event: a one off event that is happening online. It can also be the same event that repeats over a number of days. Please make sure you include information about how to sign up to the virtual event in your description.
- Green Week: a collection of events in a single location by one or many groups/ people. Green Weeks can only be found on the website if there are events linked to them – these can be in person or virtual events.
All events be that virtual or in person need a location. This is because most events we see are linked to a series of local events or local issues. If you are hosting a virtual event you can either:
- Make the location local to you – this works well if your virtual event is linked to local issues or a local green week
- List it as ‘UK’ if it’s not linked to a specific location
Should I get insurance for my events?
As an event organiser, you will have to take responsibility for the safety and welfare of those attending your event(s), including providing public liability insurance cover as appropriate. For some guidance on health and safety, insurance and more, check out parts 2 to 7 in this helpful guide.
How can I connect with other event organisers?
Join regional mailing lists by filling out this form: forms.gle/edb5sR2sbvpQgdii7
Post on our facebook group.
Event listings on our events calendar have contact information about the organiser – just search for events in your location to find other people organising events near you.
How can I engage my MP with my events?
Hope for the Future has been working to equip communities, groups and individuals across the country to communicate the urgency of climate change with their local politicians for the last eight years.
At their training you can learn how to communicate the urgency of climate change to politicians and decision-makers during Great Big Green Week and beyond.
Sign up to Hope for the Future Training here.
I’m organising an event in Wales or Scotland – is there extra support I can get?
Our sister organisation, Climate Cymru are supporting community groups in Wales. Do contact them for additional support about welsh events via firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Welsh speakers, we have welsh assets and copy available here.
For groups based in Scotland, we’re encouraging you to reach out to our sister organisation, Stop Climate Chaos Scotland. They’re supporting groups directly as they’re running the Climate Fringe at the same time. Their email address is email@example.com