September 23, 2022

Kent supports Great Big Green Week with celebratory events

An interactive map has been launched to help raise awareness of community events being held to celebrate Great Big Green Week.

Kent County Council (KCC) is joining other partners – including district and borough councils and community groups – across the county to invite residents to take part in the National Action Week.

From Saturday 24 September to Sunday 2 October, KCC will support the UK-wide celebration of community action to combat climate change and protect nature.

A dedicated webpage has been set up to help people find green events and activities near them through an interactive map. Residents can also share the best green tips and ideas and tell us what green steps they are already taking and what they find more difficult.

From city parties to cycling training, from webinars to repair cafés, there is something for everyone!

KCC Cabinet Member for the Environment, Susan Carey, said: “Great Big Green Week is a UK-wide celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature.

“People are finding ways, as individuals and communities, to reduce their impact on our environment and make more room for nature. KCC joins other county partners to raise awareness of events across the county. Every step we take to make our lives more environmentally friendly has a huge collective impact.

“I hope people will use our interactive map to find something that inspires them to do even more for the environment in Kent.”

The Great Big Green Week is a campaign led by The Climate Coalition

KCC is committed to carbon neutrality for its own estate and operations by 2030 and is working towards Net Zero for Kent as a whole by 2050.

He followed the advice officially acknowledging Britain’s climate emergency in May 2019.

Visit www.kent.gov.uk/gbgw to see what’s happening in your area and get involved.

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