Great Big Green Week

great big green week

A week of events in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield as part of the Great Big Green Week!

The Great Big Green Week is the UK’s biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature. 

Every year, people come together to unleash a wave of support for action to protect the planet. Tens of thousands of people in every corner of the country celebrate the heartfelt, brave, everyday actions being taken to stand up for nature and fight climate change.

The Great Big Green Week will take place between 8th and 16th June and this year's theme is ‘Lets swap together for good’.

Welwyn Hatfield Council and the BID have teamed up to bring a number of events to help residents make some climate conscious swaps for good.

Events include;

  • Clothes swaps to swap unwanted clothes for something new you (Hatfield and WGC)
  • Seed swap to swap types of seeds for different ones (WGC)
  • Mindful art class to swap climate anxieties for positive action  (WGC)
  • Reusable nappy talk so you can swap single use nappies for reusable ones (WGC)
  • Dr Bike repair and service pop up shop (and bike marking session) to enable you to swap for car for your bike (Hatfield and WGC)
  • Medicinal weed and plant talk to swap views on commonly found weeds and understand their value (WGC)
  • Rags to rug workshop to learn how to turn old textiles into new beautiful items  (WGC)

We have an event calendar with all the event details.

We will also have a stall about climate change to highlight all the work we are doing around the borough, and launch our new Climate Hub (Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday).

Officers will also be there to discuss biodiversity (Friday)  and waste management (Thursday)

Other organisations joining us are;

  • Affinity water, who will be there to encourage residents to sign up to their free home visit service to get free water saving devices (Monday and Friday).
  • Hertfordshire County Council to discuss Air Quality (Monday)
  • WSP and WelHat Cycling to discuss cycle routes around the borough (Saturday)  

Date: 8th June 2024 - 16th June 2024 Recurs daily.

Location: Welwyn Hatfield Borough

Cost: Free