Fifty free events and activities including a pop up farm
Farm2City will be coming to Clapham Junction
There is a host of events being held across Wandsworth Borough between 10-18 June as part of Great Big Green Week.
This is a national week of community action aiming to tackle climate change and protect nature.
As part of the programme young people will get a taste of the country when a pop-up farm comes to Clapham Junction – just one of more than 50 events and activities being held.
Other activities include gardening groups, seed bomb workshops, bat walks, book clubs and a wild scavenger hunt. There will also be an Idling Action event on Clean Air Day on 15 June at St Mary’s Church, Putney at which you can up info and freebies from air quality officers from 11am to 3pm.
Big Green Week highlights include:
A full day-by-day list, including details of how to book, is available at wandsworth.gov.uk/GBGW.
Extinction Rebellion Wandsworth will be putting on three dedicated events. There will be two Climate Justice Dialogues workshops and a film screening of the Loud Spring.
The Climate Justice Dialogues workshops are an opportunity for people to share their views about climate justice and listen to others.
The first workshop is on Sunday 11 June at 4 p.m. at Wandsworth Quakers meeting house, 59 Wandsworth High Street, SW18 2PT (opposite Wandsworth Council). You can register here.
The second workshop is on Wednesday June at 6:45 p.m. at St Michael's Church, Cobham Close, SW11 6SP just by Wandsworth Common. You can register here.
There will also be a s creening of The Loud Spring a film which explores the current global obsession with economic growth, how damaging it is to our planet and our future and how we can change. The film will be followed by a discussion. The screening will be taking place on Thursday, 15 June at 7pm at The Gorringe Pub, 29 London Road, SW17 9JR. You can register here and also see a preview.You can see the details for these events and others on the XR Wandsworth website
Wandsworth Council has given out 38 Big Green Week grants to faith groups, businesses and residents to run events.
Judi Gasser, cabinet member for the environment, said: “We’re going all out in Wandsworth to put the big in Great Big Green Week. There’s loads of free activities that will be a fun way to engage with issues around climate change, air quality and biodiversity.
“We have set tough carbon reduction targets for Wandsworth, and we want to work with groups and communities all over the borough to achieve them. The Big Green Week activities give a taste of some of the fantastic work going to change minds and behaviours and to meet the climate change challenge.”
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