In September communities across the country will join together for the Great Big Green Week. It will be the biggest event for climate and nature ever in the UK, and everyone’s invited!
Great Big Green Week
The Great Big Green Week will take place 18 – 26 September 2021, and will be the largest event for climate and nature ever seen in the UK. Thousands of events will celebrate how communities are taking action to tackle climate change and protect green spaces, and encourage others to get involved too.
These events will range from art installations, to concerts to community stalls, to climate cafes, and everything in between; hosted by teachers, bus drivers, sport clubs, artists, community groups, places of worship, builders and anyone who cares about climate change.
Great Big Green Week community hubs will celebrate local activity, raise the profile of climate change and show why it is relevant to communities and local decision makers.
National organisations, institutions, businesses and media outlets will join in, getting more people involved up and down the country, and putting pressure on the UK Government to up its game on climate change.
Oxfordshire Great Big Green Week
Oxfordshire Great Big Green Week will be eight days of events helping and encouraging people and organisations to act to help tackle the climate crisis, and to protect and improve our environment. The week will take place five weeks before world leaders meet in Glasgow for the United Nations ‘COP26’ Climate Conference.
This is a unique opportunity for groups and organisations of all types and sizes to organise something in their town, village, workplace, or school. The week will help people to take action, to celebrate what is already being done, and to send the strongest possible messages to politicians in the UK and world leaders at the UN event.
The launch event takes place on Saturday 18 September at 1.30pm in Broad St. Oxford. There’ll be music and theatre, along with a few speeches and a chance to find out more about green action in Oxfordshire. Everyone is welcome!
Just before the launch, at 12.30 on the 18th, we are organising the ‘Walk for Life on Earth’ – a family-friendly walk and procession from Oxford train station via Bonn Square and the city centre to the launch at Board St. The Walk will be led by some giant colourful endangered species (puppets and costumes) – please join us! Again, everyone is welcome, bring a colourful banner!
Join us on the 21 September for an interactive workshop
This interactive workshop aims to build confidence to open up conversations about the climate crisis, that can sometimes be difficult.
As part of Great Big Green Week, Low Carbon Hub is delighted to invite Rebecca Nestor, Chair of Low Carbon Oxford North, to lead an interactive workshop on Talking Climate Change. The workshop is open to anyone who is interested in talking about climate change.
Rebecca is an experienced climate psychologist and the workshop is based on materials created by Climate Outreach and climate psychologist, Rosemary Randall. The interactive workshop aims to build confidence to open up conversations about the climate crisis, that can sometimes be difficult, in our daily lives.