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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Letters to Tomorrow: Guide for organisers

As part of this year’s Great Big Green Week, we’re asking everyone to write Letters to Tomorrow. Letters to Tomorrow explain peoples’ hopes for future generations if our leaders step up to protect the environment – and fears about what life could be like if we don’t slow down climate change.

This guide outlines how to write Letters to Tomorrow and how you can get involved during Great Big Green Week – either by incorporating letter writing into your existing plans, or by organising a dedicated event.

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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.

Refill Guide for Events

If you’re looking for guidance on using reusable cups at events, you can use this handy resource from Refill! You can also download their app to find the nearest refill station to your Great Big Green Week events.

Refill guide for events

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

Surveys

Event Participant Survey

Please help us to continue to Great Big Green Week bigger, better and more inclusive by asking  particpants at your events to complete our survey and citizens social science questionnaire. Answering should take around 5 mins and will provide us with crucial research to build climate change and nature events – plus particpants can enter a prize draw to win a £50 ethical shopping voucher.

There’s an online survey that you could ask particpants to fill in on a tablet, phone or PC. Or you can print off a paper version  and then send it back to us.

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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.

Content Capture

We’re gathering photos and videos of all your Great Big Green Week events from our event organisers.

Our Content Capture Cheat Sheet gives you all information you need on how to get the best photos and where to send them.

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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.