The Climate Coalition is the UK’s largest group of people dedicated to action against climate change, comprising over 100 organisations and over 22 million members!
They run an annual national campaign called “Great Big Green Week”. It 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.
We are organising Croydon's Great Big Green Week but we can't do it alone!
If you would like to help organise any events, or have any ideas for an event, please use the comment box below.
STALLHOLDERS AT CROYDON'S GREAT BIG GREEN FESTIVAL
ASIAN RESOURCE CENTRE OF CROYDON & CROYDON BME (BLACK AND MINORITY ETHNIC) FORUM
Come along for a free Health Check on behalf of the NHS, with the Asian Resource Centre of Croydon and the Croydon BME Forum. It is free for everyone, and open to anyone over the age of 18 years, with a Croydon postcode. The health checks measure height, weight, waist, BMI, diabetes risk, blood pressure and heart rate. You can also receive advice about any concerns and find out about groups and activities to support your health.
BIG LOCAL BROAD GREEN
Our vision is that Broad Green village will be a vibrant and thriving place. The stall is to raise public awareness of Big Local Broad Green and our Community Hub. One of our priorities for 2020-2023 was to improve the environment and make the area greener. We will be inviting people to make green pledges or wishes for the area and hang them on our tree.
CAMPAIGN FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT
CND campaigns non-violently to achieve British nuclear disarmament – to get rid of the Trident nuclear weapons system and stop its replacement. But we recognise that Britain’s nuclear weapons are only a small part of the problem, so we also campaign for a global nuclear weapons ban. The stall is to see if anyone wants to restart the Croydon branch!
We are a small group of people committed to helping Amnesty to campaign against human rights violations around the world. Members from all walks of life from the Croydon area meet monthly to campaign and organise fundraising activities. The stall is to promote the work of Croydon Amnesty and to get people to support chosen actions by taking away letters to sign.
CROYDON CLIMATE ACTION
Of course we'll be there too! Find out more about us, what we have planned and how you can join!
CROYDON COMMUNITY CLOTHES EXCHANGE
Croydon Community Clothes Exchange is a not-for-profit event where you can swap the unloved clothing in your life with others who'll love it again.
CROYDON COMMUNITY ENERGY
We are a community energy group, formed to provide clean and renewable energy to buildings in Croydon. Profits from the company will be going back into the community to help tackle fuel poverty and other projects. The stall is to provide information about the initiative and encourage members of the public to join!
CROYDON FAIRTRADE NETWORK (CFTN)
Did you know Croydon was London's first Fairtrade borough from 2003-2013? We have been raising awareness of Fairtrade for 10 years in Croydon. The stall will aim to educate and raise awareness of Fairtrade, and specifically the effects of climate change on farmers and producers in the developing world, including a few small interactive games and quizzes.
The Croydon branch of Greenpeace, a global charity defending the world from destruction, will have a stall to showcase current Greenpeace campaigns, especially leading up to COP & Operation Ocean Witness, which presses for greater enforcement of Marine Protected Areas. This will involve engaging members of the public in some origami.
Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse. Croydon XR has a stall to highlight the purpose of Extinction Rebellion and show how politicians of all colours are failing us/future generations.
eco2 Solutions is independent and use Ethical Consumer ratings to decide which products to buy. The stall will feature eco-friendly refills, household products and toiletries. It will also raise awareness regarding zero-waste & Terracycling.
A free community-based walking app, Go Jauntly invites you into a world of outdoor adventure. Find local walks created by the people who love and know them, discover the greenest walking routes, create your own routes and share them with your friends, family and the growing Go Jauntly community. The stall is to showcase the Go Jauntly App & Tranquil City, whilst also providing short led walks in the nearby area.
Join local resident, Teresa, who is launching a Green Jobs programme. This programme is designed to support individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who are likely to become NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) with an opportunity to gain an insight into the world of the green economy.
Isifiso. make personal and home accessories which are eco-friendly, reusable and the perfect alternative to single-use items. meaning ‘destiny’ or ‘choice’, Isifiso. home and personal products weave natural fibres and personal stories together to create beautiful eye pillows, reusable wipes, beeswax wraps and face coverings. made with organic materials or upcycled fabrics.
PRIDE OF MAFRICA
Pride of MAfrica is a local business selling sustainable and organic handmade products, including leather hats, upcycled clothing, organic African fabrics, handmade jewellery and percussion music instruments. They cater for all genders and ages, and have been selling products at Glastonbury Festival and on-line.
SUSTAINABLE THORNTON HEATH
Sustainable Thornton Heath group provides a safe space where concerned local residents can regularly come together to share, learn and be inspired to take action on sustainability issues. The stall is to share information about the Sustainable Thornton Heath group, and be on-hand to share and discuss eco-tips and sustainable living challenges.
WEST CROYDON ENERGY GARDEN
The Energy Garden team are supporting communities across London to transform London Overground platforms and stations into thriving gardens that will incorporate food growing plots and on-site renewable energy. This project is supported by Croydon Transition Town. The stall will connect with the community and share the mission of Energy Garden.
IDEAS FOR CROYDON'S GREAT BIG GREEN WEEK
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