Green GB Week
The Green Week serves as an overarching umbrella for environmental activities and events to promote green practices and instil a culture of conservation to create a better tomorrow for generations to come.
Working in partnership with business and civil society, the government is introducing the first ever Green GB Week – an annual week designed to highlight the opportunities clean growth offers the UK and raise understanding of how business and the public can contribute to tackling climate change.
Launching on 15 October 2018, Green GB Week will showcase the benefits clean growth will bring to all parts of society – from new jobs to cleaner air. The government want local communities to embrace this challenge and grow momentum from the ground up.
A diverse range of businesses, civil society groups and government will join forces to tell the story of clean growth and how acting to tackle climate change is a shared endeavour, delivering a week of activity that involves all parts of the country. The week will highlight both the urgent need to tackle climate change and our rapid progress towards building a cleaner economy.
This year the week will focus on celebrating UK leadership on climate change, marking the 10-year anniversary of the Climate Change Act, while highlighting the business opportunity from clean growth and providing a platform for the latest research on the impacts of climate change.
There are commitments made in the Paris Agreement – shifting to cleaner, low carbon technologies in power, transport, heating and cooling, industrial processes and agriculture, however there are also ways that local organisations and communities are able to make a difference. As part of the government approach they are developing ambitious missions to tackle the ‘Grand Challenges‘. Each mission will focus on a specific problem, bringing government, businesses and organisations across the country together to make a real difference to people’s lives.
People in the community are also able to help in creating a Green Week:
- Opt to use more carbon friendly transport
- Volunteer with; tree planting, conservation or clean-up initiatives
- Have a smart meter installed in your property
Every act of reducing our carbon footprint will create a better tomorrow for generations to come.