Get involved in Great Big Green Week!

great big green week

WHBC and Welwyn Garden City’s Business Improvement District (BID) are teaming up to host free events throughout the Great Big Green Week to encourage residents to make climate conscious swaps.

The week, taking place between Saturday 8 – Sunday 16 June, is the UK’s biggest celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature and this year’s theme is ‘Lets swap together for good’.

Events throughout the week include:

  • A Mindful Art Class at 1pm in the Howard Centre’s Indoor Garden on Monday 10 June.
  • A Seed Swap and Medicinal Plant Talk at 11am in the Howard Centre’s Indoor Garden on the 14 June.
  • Clothes Swap in WGC at 1pm in the Howard Centre’s Indoor Garden on the 8 June.
  • Clothes Swap in Hatfield at 12:30pm at Breaks Manor Youth and Community Centre on the 11 June.
  • Dr Bike Repair and Service sessions in Hatfield next to the White Lion Square from 2pm and in WGC outside the Howard Centre from 10am on 15 June.

All the events are free though some require booking. To find out more about all the events, visit and search for ‘Great Big Green Week’.

WHBC will have a climate change stall throughout the week where people can find out more about the initiatives the council is taking to protect the environment and how to get involved with their Climate Hub, a one stop shop for climate related information and updates. Council officers will also be on site on Thursday 13 June to discuss waste management and on Friday 14 June to discuss biodiversity. There will also be pop up stalls throughout the week from partnering organisations Affinity Water, Hertfordshire County Council and WelHat Cycling. 

Leader of the Council and Executive Member for Climate Change, Cllr Max Holloway said “Action on Climate Change is one of our five key priorities.  I am delighted that we are taking park in the first ever Great Big Green Week. This week will be a wonderful opportunity for us all to work together to help make a positive change towards a greener and more sustainable future everyone in our Borough. Thank you to all our partners, including the Howard Centre and Breaks Manor Youth and Community Centre, whose invaluable contributions have made this week’s success possible”.

The Welwyn Garden City BIG Manager, Nicola said “We are delighted to support the Great Big Green Week which will showcase what many people are already doing and educate others how to meet their present needs without compromising the chances of future generations meeting theirs.

The BID is supporting businesses to become more sustainable, and with the recent partnership with KP waste, we have enabled some businesses to become zero to land fill.  We will continue to educate and assist to reduce waste, pollution, and emissions.”

For more details about the Great Big Green Week, visit the Council’s Climate Hub where you can find full details about each event and pop-up stall at

Published: 24th May 2024