Celebrating climate action & community resilience

What is The 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. If you’re in Scotland, you can get involved via the Climate Fringe Week, hosted by our sister organisation Stop Climate Chaos Scotland. Together we will call on politicians to raise their ambition and champion action on climate change.

What events will there be? 

These 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.

Uttoxeter Big Green Week will celebrate local activity, raise the profile of climate change and show why it is relevant to our community 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.

 

Why now?


We are seeing the impacts of extreme weather events caused by climate change on the people and places we love both here in the UK and abroad. The time is now to do everything we can to protect them. Climate change is the fight of our lifetime.

This year, we in the UK have a huge opportunity to raise the ambition of plans to tackle climate change at home and abroad. The UK is hosting a major UN climate summit, known as COP26, in Glasgow this November. This means parliament and local authorities alike want to be seen as ambitious in tackling climate change.

The time is now for a Great Big Green Week that sets the stage for the most ambitious climate summit ever.