Climate Action Wendover is partnering with local charities and businesses to host a series of events as part of the Great Big Green Week (GBGW) from 18-26 September. It will be the biggest event for climate and nature ever in the UK as communities across the country join together and take action to tackle climate change.
Throughout GBGW, St Mary’s Wendover will be exhibiting a selection of panels from the Loving Earth project which celebrates people, places and creatures that we love but sadly are under threat from the growing environmental breakdown.
18 September, 10am-12noon – How much food does the average British family waste in a year? See a visual representation in our Food Waste Trolley Dash at the Produce Market, Manor Waste.
18 September, 2pm–4pm The Nature Alliance is hosting a climate crisis event for young people and their families at Lindengate with activities and a chance to explore the gardens.
22 September, 7pm – have you ever thought about installing solar panels but been put off by the cost? Join us on Zoom to hear from the team at Wendover Solar Streets and learn how you could take part in a local project. Please register on this link www.solarstreets.co.uk/wendover.
24 September, 6pm–10pm – a free community evening hosted by Climate Action Wendover Volunteers at the Wendover Memorial Hall. Learn about our local projects to tackle climate change, listen to a series of informative talks from 7pm–8pm. There will be drinks available to purchase. For more information and to register please visit www.climateactionwendover.org/events/community-evening.
Opening times for the Loving Earth exhibition at St Mary’s, Wendover are now as follows:
Saturday 18th September: 12.00-17.00
Sunday 19th September: 12.30-17.00
Saturday 25th September: Workshop 11.00-16.00
Sunday 26th September: 12.30-17.00
Sally Prendergast and David Blackmore will be jointly running a free Loving Earth workshop at St Mary’s on Saturday 25th September 1100-1600. This will provide an opportunity to reflect on the issues raised by the exhibition and to respond individually and creatively. There is no need to book – just turn up when you wish, enjoy some reflective conversations and start sketching out some ideas.
If you are unable to make any of these events but are keen to understand what actions you could take to reduce your personal carbon emissions, then visit our website and join hundreds of local residents by signing the pledge www.climateactionwendover.org/pledge.