Training and Networking

Here you can find a range of training for Great Big Green Week 2023, including sessions on How to run a Green Week, Engaging your politicians and more. You can also find previous training sessions further down the page.

Upcoming training

Media advice: drop in sessions

If you need some advice on getting media coverage for your Great Big Green Week activities, come along to one of our drop in sessions.


  • Friday 19th May 11:00 am-11:40 am
  • Friday 2nd June 11:00 am-11:40 am
  • Friday 9th June 11:00 am-11:40 am
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Communicating Climate Change

When: Monday 5th June, 6-8pm

Ahead of your events, you might be thinking about how you can talk to your communities and the people attending your events about climate change and taking action.

Ben McCallan, founding member of Zero Carbon Guildford, will be leading this workshop on the best ways to communicate your objectives to your local residents and drive better engagement during your Great Big Green Week activities and beyond.

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Previous training sessions

Media Training for Great Big Green Week

This session is a one stop shop for equipping you with the fundamental knowledge and tools to achieve local media hits for your Great Big Green Week events.

We cover topics such as writing press releases for local media, finding journalist contact details, writing key messages and more. The training was be delivered by staff from The Climate Coalition and ONE who have extensive experience working with local, national and international media.

If you need any further support with media and press, you can contact

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How to run a Green Week

These sessions give an overview of everything you need to run a local Green Week, including some top tips from groups who organised events in previous years. You catch watch the training sessions from February 2023 and April 2022 here. 

Watch the training from February 2023Watch the training from April 2022

Letters To Tomorrow: Organise your own event

This session gives an overview of Letters To Tomorrow and how you can host your own letter writing events in your community as part of Great Big Green Week this year. This session builds on the content in our Letters To Tomorrow Event Guide which you can access here.

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Blackening the Green Movement

In this session Professor Robert Beckford talks about how we can engage more black and brown people within sustainability and climate movements.

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Organise a Great Big Green Get Together

The Great Big Green Week (10 – 18 June) and the Great Get Together (23 – 25 June) are both running during June and what better way to be involved by running your own Great Big Green Get Together?

This session covered the ideas behind both campaigns and how you could potentially link them together, either in a single event or a series of events. Both are flexible events which fit naturally together; the Great Big Green Week focusing on protecting the environment while the Great Get Together is all about celebrating what we have in common.

Whether it be using action on climate change to unite different parts of your community, or celebrating a week of action we’d love for your event to be part of both campaigns.

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Engaging the Media with The Media Trust

This session, hosted by The Media Trust, will provide you with the skill and confidence to talk to the media about Great Big Green Week and your events. Helping you to bring your stories and events to life in the media!

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Email support

If you have any questions about running a Green Week in your area, get in touch with us at