Introduction Sessions and Training

 

Upcoming sessions:

How to tell the story of your event through photos and video

The session is run by Thom Flint, Film and Photography Producer from CAFOD, who will provide hints and tips for how to take great photos and capture great quality film at your Great Big Green Week events.

Friday 17th September, 12-1:30 pm

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Previous sessions:

Introduction to Great Big Green Week: What’s it All About?

Run by Climate Coalition Members, this is a session to talk more about what you can do during Great Big Green Week. Whether you’ve got no ideas or loads of them, this is a space to check out whether organising an event is for you. We also talk about funding that will be available to help get your event started.

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In Scotland? Connect with our sister organisation Stop Climate Chaos Scotland and get involved with Climate Fringe Week

How to Organise a Great Big Green Week in Your Area

Run by Sustainable St Albans, this session gives an overview of everything you need to run a local Green Week. 

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Tips on lobbying your local politicians at Great Big Green Week and beyond!

Hope for the Future will run this workshop on engaging your MP around the Great Big Green Week. This could involve meeting your MP ahead of your event, inviting them to it and engaging them at the event itself.

The training will equip you with the skills to communicate climate change effectively in the short time you will have with your MP. From negotiation skills through to top tips from MPs themselves, this training will enable campaigners get the very best from an MP meeting – leading up to or at the Great Big Green Week itself.

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How to get your event into the local Media

This session will focus on how to get local and regional media involved in your event. More media coverage could get more people thinking about climate change and the action both they and our political leaders could take. Crucially, it publicises your event so more people can attend and volunteer.

Run by local groups and experts, you’ll learn how to come up with media-worthy stories and how to engage with the media.
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Engaging your local politicians at Great Big Green Week and beyond!

Hope for the Future are running additional workshops on engaging your MP around the Great Big Green Week. This could involve meeting your MP ahead of your event, inviting them to it and engaging them at the event itself.

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Future sessions:

How to get people who are not like you to get involved

Dates tbc

This session will run through some recent research on what people from different backgrounds think about climate change (spoiler – we approach the issue in very different ways, but mostly agree that we need to tackle climate change), including some dos and don’ts for making your event appeal to the broadest possible audience. This session also includes how to reach people outside your usual contacts.

More sessions will be added to this page when they are confirmed.

Email support

Support with organising a local green week or festival:

If you have any questions about how to coordinate a green week in your area, you can e-mail the organisers of the fabulous SustFest in St Albans and surrounding areas at gbgwadvice@sustainablestalbans.org.

Support with event organisation or engaging politicians:
The Great Big Green Week is calling on politicians to raise their ambition and champion action on climate change. So, why not invite your local MP to attend your event? Our partners at Hope for the Future are on hand if you would like advice or support on engaging your MP as part of your event. They have experience of organising a variety of local constituency events with MPs and councillors, and they’re on hand to support you to organise your own!
If you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss how you can engage your local MP or councillor in your event, please complete this enquiry form.
For more general enquiries to Hope For The Future, please email: greenweekevents@hftf.org.uk.

Q&A sessions

 

If you’d like individual support on organising an event or green week, how to campaign, and engaging with your local politicians, we will be hosting Q&A sessions in the run up to the Great Big Green Week.

Dates and times:
Tuesday 7 September: 12:30 – 13:30
Thursday 9 September: 18:30 – 19:30
Friday 10 September: 12:30 – 13:30
Tuesday 14 September: 18:30 – 19:30
Wednesday 15 September: 12:30 – 13:30

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