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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Upcoming sessions

How to apply for Community Funding

When: Wednesday 13th December, 6-7:30pm
Where: On Zoom (a link will be sent once you’ve signed up)

Join us to hear all about how to apply for funding for your community events and initiatives, including Great Big Green Week activities.

Whether you’re looking to hone your application writing skills, applying for funding for the first time and don’t know where to start, or just want to know more about community funding, this session is for you!

We’ll be joined by a panel of experts and previous Great Big Green Week organisers who will share practical tips, advice and their experiences.

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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.

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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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Communicating Climate Change

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, talks us through the best ways to communicate the issue of climate change and drive better engagement during your Great Big Green Week activities and beyond.

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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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