Introduction Sessions and Training
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to get people who are not like you to get involved
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.