From events ranging from live music and creative projects to discussions on current environmental problems, Great Big Green Week will be running for the third time, from 10th– 25th June in North Lancashire. The week aims to engage individuals and the local communities with climate change and protecting the environment around us through a range of events across North Lancashire.
The UK-wide Great Big Green Week aims to draw attention to the current climate crisis and environmental issues by encouraging local communities to discuss these matters and take local action.
It’s organised by the Climate Coalition, which is the UK’s largest group of people that are dedicated to taking action against climate change. The events are coordinated by Food Futures, North Lancashire’s sustainable food network.
The week begins with some exciting events. A street festival on Grasmere Road with live music and arts and craft stalls is a great way to spend an hour or two while keeping yourself aware of the climate crisis.
In Morecambe, there will be a market on West End Gardens, Marine Road West that aims to create an inclusive and collaborative space that brings together a wide range of projects, organisations, businesses, and community members.
If you’d prefer a relaxing educational event, then the wildflowers walk and talk session might be what you need as you’ll be looking closely at the structural features of various plants.
On 13th June, there is a tapestry workshop at Claver Hill. Most of the materials have been ‘rescued or repurposed’, and they are mostly natural. The project is coordinated by The Sewing Café Natural Dye team. The event is for stitchers at all skill levels.
There are some events in town such as Lancaster’s Midsummer Market at Market Square on 16th June which involves live music, local food, drinks, and crafts. There are workshops and talks on discussing current issues like emeritus professor of Geophysical and Climate Hazards Bill McGuire’s talk about the science behind his book ‘Hot House Earth’ and a talk about ‘Our Responsibilities at this Time’ from Just Stop Oil.
These are just a handful of the events that will be held from 10th-25th June. If you’re concerned or interested in discussing environmental issues, the Great Big Green Week is definitely something you should check out.