CHECK OUT THE GREAT BIG GREEN WEEK ROUND UP
We can’t believe that it’s already halfway through the Great Big Green Week! It has been incredible and inspiring to see the breadth of action taking place across the UK. The public is sending a powerful message and calling for a greener, safer, cleaner and more secure future for everyone. Thank you for all your hard work in making Great Big Green Week a success.
Our ‘halfway through’ highlights video gives you a flavour of just some of the activity from the Great Big Green Week so far. Please share this with your networks! You can re-post us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or share the film using suggested copy in the social media schedule.
Other highlights include TV actor, Cel Spellman, giving an assembly at environmental activist Aneeshwar Kunchala’s school to talk about the power that we all have to make an impact. You can watch the coverage on BBC Northwest.
We’ve seen some amazing Letters To Tomorrow submissions, including a wonderful video from Dr. Amir Khan on his hopes for future generations, and a letter from the Co-Op Group CEO, Shirene Khoury-Haq, highlighting how a greener future can only be achieved through collective action.
There have been so many local events taking place, including a beach clean in Whitby, a carnival in Harborough, an inter-faith picnic in Waterloo, a sustainable farm tour in Glasgow and a nature-positive event in Aberystwyth – to name a few!
We have also seen a number of MPs supporting the Great Big Green Week, such as this school visit from Alex Sobel MP, and Andrew Jones MP joining a local litter pick.
There were posts for #GoodNewsDay from charities, businesses and organisations, including The Body Shop, Aviva and the Eden Project.
Media coverage of the Great Big Green Week has been fantastic so far with tonnes of local, regional and specialist outlets shining a light on exciting activities and events, from the Lancaster Guardian to Birmingham World, and the Telegraph & Argus in West Yorkshire to the Independent Catholic News. These pieces are shining a light on the foundational elements of Great Big Green Week; people taking action to stand up for nature and tackling climate change.
The Running Out Of Time relay has already travelled from Ben Nevis to Edinburgh, visiting local climate and nature projects along the way. The relay baton will arrive in London on 11th July.
There is still lots you can do to help get the word out over the rest of the week. Here are some final reminders:
You can find everything you need to promote Great Big Green Week to your supporters in the Comms Pack. Please continue to shout about Great Big Green Week on all of your communications channels this week!
There is a breakdown of what to post during the week in our social media schedule document.
Photography at events
If you are planning to commission photography of your Great Big Green Week events, please share them with us. You can share your photos with us using these instructions, or add them directly into this folder. Please include any information on permissions, consent or crediting.
Share what inspires you
There’s still time to encourage your supporters, ambassadors, friends, family and colleagues to share what inspires them on social media using the hashtag #GreatBigGreenWeek. We’ve seen some lovely, hopeful messages about what inspires people to continue to tackle climate change and protect nature, read them here. Please promote this using content from the Comms Pack – the competition ends on Sunday 18th June!
A reminder that we have a range of resources available to help local organisers with their events:
- The Media Guide contains key messages, resources and template press releases that can be used to engage local media and help get the word out.
- The Political Guide gives information on how to speak to politicians about our campaign asks.
- A template for inviting your MP to Great Big Green Week events (it’s not too late to invite them!).