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Great Big Green Week 24th September-1st October

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South Gloucestershire Council - 14th September 2022

Please find details of a forthcoming series of Climate and Nature Emergency events.

Climate Emergency Community Engagement meeting
Home energy saving special!

Thursday 22nd September 7.30-9.30pm
Kingswood Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood BS15 9TR

Our Climate Emergency Community Engagement meetings are open to everyone in South Gloucestershire. We'd love to see more people joining our group, so feel free to invite your friends and neighbours to our next (in person) session dedicated to saving energy at home.

This time we'll be joined by a representative of Severnwye Energy Agency who will be helping people:

  • learn to save energy at home – including no and low cost measures and how to help your family and friends
  • learn how to use our new thermal imaging cameras which will be available to borrow from South Gloucestershire libraries soon!
  • find out how to fit radiator panels to keep heat in your home

Following the energy saving part of the meeting, we will have our usual agenda of items.

Wild about Nature Conference (invite only)

Friday 23 September - we're inviting representatives of town and parish councils to attend this event to find out how they can take positive action to tackle the Nature Emergency in their local areas. We'll be talking about our Local Nature Action Plans (LNAPS) and how they play a vital part in supporting nature action at a local level.

Great Big Green Week

24 September - 1 October
A national week of action, recognising community efforts to tackle the Climate and Nature Emergency. Below are some of the events taking place in South Gloucestershire. We'll also be supporting the national campaign on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

WESTACT transport forum (online)

Thursday 22 September
12:30-2pm
Hear from @We_OwnIt about models to fund public transport, and @WestofEnglandCA about the results of the 'Big Choices on Buses' and have your say on our route map to better transport.
Find out more and reserve your place.

Meadow cut at Wick Golden Valley Local Nature Reserve

Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 September
Wick Golden Valley Nature Reserve
Annual cut of unimproved limestone grassland at Ravens Rock by volunteers (in partnership with The Conservation Volunteers – TCV) using traditional hand scythes. A great opportunity to meet the volunteers and find out how to help nature locally and get involved in your local nature action group.
Find out more - email nature@southglos.gov.uk

Energy Saving for community centres and town and parish councils (online)

Wednesday 28 September 10-12am
If you run a local community centre and are interested in saving energy in community buildings, contact Climate.Emergency@southglos.gov.uk to join this session.

Frome Valley Medical Centre Great Big Green Week – home energy saving advice and more…

Saturday 1 October 10:30am-12:30pm
Frome Valley Medical Centre, Frampton Cotterell, BS36 2DE
Come along to find out about a range of health related advice including home energy saving from SevernWye Energy Agency.
Find out more: Frome Valley Medical Centre Great Big Green Week Fete - Great Big Green Week

Community wildflower plug planting

Saturday 1 October 1-5pm
Made Forever Community Centre, Kingswood, BS15 4RQ/Siston Common
Mass action wildflower plug planting event on Siston Common. We'll also be hosting the WECA Bee Bold pollinator awards celebration.

The WECA Bee Bold Pollinator Awards are also taking place during Great Big Green Week.

Find out more about work to climate action and protecting nature in South Gloucestershire on our new Big Switch webpage.

Great Big Green Week is a great opportunity to raise awareness of local action groups and projects in your community. Find out more about the campaign and other events in your area by clicking the button below.

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