Our Green Week is part of the country-wide Great Big Green Week organised by the Climate Coalition. They have a great website with resources you can use and lists of ideas: https://greatbiggreenweek.com/ so we’ll be part of a huge national festival and events will be taking place around Britain.
What we aim to do is to celebrate action on climate and send a message to the politicians that we really care about the linked issues of cutting greenhouse gas emissions, protecting biodiversity and tackling waste and pollution.
We’d like to thank everyone who has donated to help us run this week, especially Friends of the Earth, the Guinness Partnership and Fatface.
We do have a fund-raiser to help with costs and contributions will be gratefully received! You can see it here
The week before, there’s a very relevant play, written by Jacqui Penrose, at the Spring Arts centre: The Deluge
Some events are happening all week:
Display of children’s art at the Meridian Centre, Havant and the Public Services Plaza
Displays in local libraries
The Spring Arts Centre has the touring Bird Photographer Of the Year Exhibition in the Mezzanine from 26th September. Note that the exhibition is opening one week later than previously advertised (including on our printed programme). Here is the link to more information Exhibitions — The Spring
Staunton Country Park
Over the summer holidays Staunton Country Park has been home to the climate unity art installations by Purbrook Junior School and Making Space. The groups used the theme of climate change to spread the message about the impacts facing our planet. The pieces have been made using natural or recycled materials. They are being displayed in and around Storey Gardens until Sunday 2nd October.
While you are there, pick up a leaflet and follow one of their tree trails ( more details here).
Join Motiv8 for a woodland art session as part of the Havant Big Green Week Tue 20/9 2.30 to 5.00
Young people will take part in large and small printing projects using natural resources, making corn people models, using natural clay for crafts and learning about ecological impacts and sustainability. The session will be led by a local artist.
Young people are expected to wear appropriate clothing for an outdoor activity.
The activity will take place at Wellmeadow at Staunton Country Park (Leigh Park Gardens) to meet at the car park for 2.30pm.
If you have any questions then please contact either Jo Knapp on 07541 323710 or the Havant office on 02392 470484
This is our second Green Week and you can see photos and events from 2021 here
With specific guides:
Organisers Guide here- https://greatbiggreenweek.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Organisers-guide.pdf
Out theme for 2022 is Your Green Footprint. We’d like to see lots of events and displays to show people what we can do about saving energy, protecting our wildlife and natural spaces, cutting our waste? Our food, travel and buying choices all make a difference. We all have a green footprint.
There’s still time to do something. Could you build an environmental theme into something you are doing already – even a coffee morning or religious service?
We’ve put a page together with ideas for schools including some great suggestions from Havant schools. You can see it here
We’ve also found resources for faith groups which you can see here.
These are some ideas for local businesses.