The Great Big Green Week
The Great Big Green Week is a weeklong, nationwide event created to help promote green living. There has been a rise in extreme weather over the years and it’s having a serious negative impact on the UK and its wildlife.
That’s why we’re urging as many people as possible to take part in The Great Big Green Week and do their bit for the planet.
What is The Great Big Green Week?
The Great Big Green Week takes place 18 – 26 September 2021. It’s a national event that will have over 4500 events that celebrate nature and green living.
The Great Big Green Week will see thousands of communities take part in the event all over the country that celebrates action against climate change. There will be events that cover how to tackle climate change, how you can help protect your area and teach you ways to help nature return.
The Great Big Green Week has a huge focus on community and all the events will be community lead affairs. These might be art installations, concerts, local markets and more. Plenty of local establishments and facilities like places of worship, sports clubs and schools are taking part and we want to be able to show how action against climate change can help impact and improve your local community.
There are major wildlife charities and national organisations, institutions, businesses, and media outlets getting involved too. This will be the biggest event for climate and nature ever seen in the UK.
How Do I Join In With The Great Big Green Week?
Joining in with The Great Big Green Week is easy. There are lots and lots of events happening up and down the country and we are sure that you will find one near you. You can search for The Great Big Green Week events in your area, here.
You can even host your event. If you want to be more proactive and take a stance on your community’s action against climate change then you can help lead your own event in The Great Big Green Week.
You won’t have to do it completely alone. If you contact The Great Big Green Week organisers through their website, they can help provide you will all the resources they need and help you find other organisers in your area.
What Can I Do For The Great Big Green Week?
There is so much you can do to take part in The Great Big Green Week and to help take action against climate change. You can come along to any of The Great Big Green Week events and bring your family and friends so that the cause to help the planet has as much support as possible.
If you can’t get to one of The Great Big Green Week events in person, then there is still plenty that you can do to help at home. Sign the declaration to send a message to the prime minister asking him to act on climate change. You can tweet or write to your MP, it is their job to represent your local area and you can request that they take action against climate change into consideration. You can find other ways you can participate here.
The most important thing you can do is do your bit for the planter and do as much as you can for local wildlife. You can make your garden a safe haven for a small creatures that have been affected by climate change and need a little bit of help when it comes to finding food and shelter.
Many UK birds have lost their homes and hunting grounds as more and more home is being built in the countryside. Sometimes trees have been cut down and vital boglands drained so that these houses can get built, leaving the birds without sources of food, water and shelter.
You can help provide birds with everything they need. By feeding the birds you are helping them get all the nutrients and proteins they need to survive in these unknown circumstances as climate change creates huge anomalies and uncertainties in their normal routines.
Charities like The RSPB are heavily involved with The Great Big Green Week and you can find any information you need about helping local birds on their website.