Community Energy at the Great Big Green Week 

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25 September

Big Green Week Climate Festival

St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon
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What is the Great Big Green Week? 

The Great Big Green Week is being organised by The Climate Coalition, and will bring together communities and individuals from across the UK for a week of festivals and events from 18-26 September. It’s open to anyone who wants to hold a climate-based community event, and it would be a great opportunity to get your members and supporters together, and reach out into your local communities. 

Activities that are already being held include films, picnics, talks, quizzes, concerts, stalls - there’s such a range that really anything goes - just as long as it’s climate-themed! This could be a great way to get more people down to visit your site, hold it elsewhere and spread your message, or maybe you think it’s time to reward your volunteers with an event.

Great Big Green Week website


What you need to do

Register your event with Great Big Green Week here. The organisers will then be in touch with you to go over next steps.

Get in touch with Henry at h.bettley@communityenergyengland.org who will be able to give you some guidance, let others know what you’re doing, and provide support via The Climate Coalition.

Register for a Local Link Up event near you. This will connect you with other local organisers and help share your event. They start on August 16th, but are optional so don’t worry if you’re too late. 

Early September - Get in touch with local media to help promote your event(s), put out regular reminders about your event(s) on social media and keep chatting to people in your local community. 

The week before your event - Send a reminder to your attendees through Eventbrite or email, start a countdown on your social media channels and make sure you’re getting coverage in local media. 

The day before your event - Put out a final reminder on your social media channels, encourage your attendees to share that they are attending and post in local forums and social media groups. 

The day of your event - share images of your event on social media. Make sure to tag us and Great Big Green Week, and encourage your attendees to post and share as well!

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