Your involvement will put the ‘great’ in Great Big Green Week. So we’ll have a ton of resources to help you every step of the way. We’ll be updating this page in the coming months with lots of these resources, so keep an eye out!

Whether you are interested in having a more effective conversation about climate change, or want to organise a local green week, whatever you need you’ll be able to find it on this page.

Organising an Event

Organisers guide

You can connect with your local community and get the attention of local decision makers by hosting a Green Week or an event in your town. A local Green Week can be anything from a few to a few hundred local events. Our guide will have all the information you need to organise your own local Green Week or event. 

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A-Z of Event Ideas

What will make the Great Big Green Week so great is the range of events organised to celebrate the brilliant and unique work of communities, businesses and individuals across the country. If you need help getting started, this guide will have plenty of ideas to inspire you!

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Host a film screening

Thinking about hosting a film screening during the Great Big Green Week? Why not put on a showing of The Ants and The Grasshoppers – a new film premiering on the 23rd September. The film is about Anita, a subsistence farmer from Malawi who travels to America to talk to people from all walks of life about the impacts of climate change she’s already experiencing and to challenge their assumptions. You can find a more detailed description here

Dartmouth Films are making this film available to community groups and individuals who would like to do film screenings as part of Great Big Green Week, and are supporting organisers to set up these screenings in local, independent cinemas.

If you would like to host a screening of The Ants and The Grasshoppers, email matt@dartmouthfilms.com, providing details of the town the event will take place in and your closest independent cinema.

Engaging Your MP

How to engage your Local Politicians

Engaging your local politicians in your events doesn’t have to be scary. This guide will help you engage with your local politicians.

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Invite your MP to your Great Big Green Week events

Are you hosting an event or local Green Week in your community this September? Make sure to invite your MP!

Your events are a perfect opportunity to talk to decision makers about what communities are doing to tackle climate change and protect nature, why you care about these issues, and ask them to do their bit.

Email your MP using the customisable template below.

EMAIL YOUR MP

Getting The Word Out

Customisable promotional materials

We have a range of customisable posters, flyers and social media materials for you to use to promote your Great Big Green Week event. We are using a tool called Canva which will help you create high quality resources for free using the Great Big Green Week branding. 

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If you need help using Canva, this guide will help you through each step. You can also find a step by step video below.

How to get others involved

Local promotion will be essential to gather momentum, raise awareness and get a great turn out of people attending your Green Week. This guide will provide some top tips for promoting your local Green Week and events, and templates for inviting people to get involved.

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How to get local media coverage about your event

Getting media coverage is a fantastic way to tell your story, boost local awareness and ensure that as many people as possible in your community hear about your event or local green week. It might sound daunting, but our guide makes it simple.

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‘How To’ video guides

If you need help using the Great Big Green Week customisable promotion materials, or uploading your events to the website, you can find videos to guide you through each step here.

How to upload your local Green Weeks and events

A step by step video for uploading your local Green Weeks and events to the Great Big Green Week website.

How to use Canva

We have created a number of templates that you can use to create your own posters, flyers and social media posts to promote your local Green Weeks and events. In this video, we’ll be showing you how to edit promotional materials using the free design platform, Canva.