Training and Networking

Here you’ll be able to sign up to a range of training and networking sessions for Great Big Green Week 2024. You can also find recordings of previous sessions to watch in your own time.

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Current sessions

Here you’ll find all the training sessions that you can currently register for. Scroll down for a list of upcoming and previous sessions!

Social media workshop run by Climate Cymru

Join Climate Cymru for a Social Media workshop where you’ll hear about how to create eye-catching social media posts, using handy Canva templates, and ensuring your event is registered (if you haven’t already done so).

This event is open to everyone, but if you’re hosting an event in Wales and need extra support, this event is for you!

📅 When: Thursday, 11 April 2024 at 6:30 pm
💻 Where: Online

Register for the workshop

Networking and drop in session

Come along to this networking and drop in session for Great Big Green Week to meet other event organisers and ask any questions you might have!

Do you have questions about hosting an event? Want to know more about the website or using the customisable promotional materials? Or do you want to meet people organising events this year, share ideas and challenges? Come along to one of our networking sessions.

Overview of the session:

  • You will have a chance to introduce yourself, share your plans for Great Big Green Week and ask questions for the Great Big Green Week team or fellow event organisers
  • Jaz, Community Organiser at The Climate Coalition, will be there to answer any questions you might have and help you network

📅 When: Monday 22nd April, 12:30 – 1:10pm or 6 – 6:40pm
💻 Where: Online

Sign up for the networking session

Top tips for promoting your local Green Week and events

With Great Big Green Week just over two months away, you might be thinking about how you can promote your events and activities in the lead up to and during the week.

If you are, come along to our session on Wednesday 24th April where we’ll share top tips on how to promote your event. We’ll also run through:

  • How to submit events on the website and how you can use these for digital promotion
  • How to use the Canva templates in the Communications Pack
  • and lots more!

There will be a chance to ask any questions you might have too, so if you want to know more how you can spread the word and encourage people in your local area to get involved, sign up for the session today.

📅 When: Wednesday 24th April, 6:30 – 7:30pm
💻 Where: Online

Sign up for the session

Great Big Green Week: What are members of The Climate Coalition planning?

Come along to this session and hear exciting plans for Great Big Green Week from member organisations of The Climate Coalition, find out new ways that you can get involved in Great Big Green Week, and connect with other groups across the country.

📅 When: Tuesday 30th April 2024, 6:00 – 7:30pm
💻 Where: Online

Sign up for the session

Ensure your Great Big Green Week Event makes a political impact

Are you hosting or attending an event for Great Big Green Week 2024?

Events are a great opportunity to engage with your local politicians and prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs) by demonstrating a broad and hopefully diverse mandate for politicians to act on your behalf. If you are interested in involving your local politicians and/or your parliamentary candidates in your event, then come along to this session to find out more.

The session will be run by Hope for the Future, who believe in the power of democratic engagement in calling for action on the climate and nature crisis. They are the UK’s expert in training and supporting people to have impactful interactions and conversations with their politicians.

This session will cover everything from how to make the invite to your politician stand out and sound compelling, to how to plan your event so you’re more likely to achieve political impact.

📅 When: Wednesday 8th May, 12 – 1:30pm
💻 Where: Online

Register for the training

Upcoming sessions

Media guidance and support

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 this training will provide tips and guidance to make it easier.

📅 When: Wednesday 15th May, time TBC
💻 Where: Online

Sign up link coming soon

Previous training sessions

How to organise a Green Week

If you’re organising an event or Green Week this year, or just want to hear more about Great Big Green Week, this session has an overview of everything you need to know, including:

  • What is Great Big Green Week?
  • How can we swap together for good?
  • Training and resources
  • Registering your events
  • Hear from previous Great Big Green Week organisers, Greener Henley
Watch the training here

How to apply for Community Funding

This session focused on how to apply for funding for your community events and initiatives, including Great Big Green Week activities.

Hannah Picken, the founder of a not for profit organisation Wild Earth Movement, shared her experience of taking part in The Great Big Green Week and sourcing and applying for funding for their events.

We then heard from three funders, who shared their guidance and advice on applying for funding – Conor Rowden, Network Coordinator at Warm This Winter/Uplift UK, Perrine Rauzy, Community Manager at Action Funder and Melissa Eaglesfield, Deputy Director UK Portfolio at The National Lottery Community Fund.

Watch the training

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.

Watch the training

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 2023

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.

Watch the training

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!

Watch the training

Email support

If you have any questions about running a Green Week in your area, get in touch with us at contact@greatbiggreenweek.com.