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.

A nationwide event coordinated by the Climate Coalition from Sept 24th – Oct 2nd; in Bridport events and the Opening Gathering will be organised by WD Friends of the Earth. Various groups (from Dorset Wildlife to Bay paddle boarders) will be holding events during the week. The Opening Gathering will be held on Saturday the 24th of September (10:30-3).

Our focus this year is on restoration: of our soils, our woodlands, our rivers and beaches. Importantly it also can bring personal restoration. “Because the relationship between self and the world is reciprocal, it is not a question of first getting enlightened or saved and then acting.  As we work to heal the earth, the earth heals us”.

The Opening Gathering will again be on the Millennium Green in Bridport and will have stalls, music, activities for children, and a few speeches, many describing the upcoming events for the week.

Many of the events are not finalised yet but we are anticipating that most of these ideas and possibly ones currently not listed will be happening:

River Restoration walk/demonstration with Dorset Wildlife and Dorset AONB.

Primary School edible garden visit

Bridport Tree Planting showcase: visit to newly planted spaces

Cycling through Bridport (Sat Oct 1st 10-12:30) contact Robin Boston

Poems, quotes, cartoons from the public to form a wall of words. See details on separate page.

Energy advice from Bridport TC.

Paddle boarding on the lower Brit

West Bay Beach swim as a finale

Quote: Joanna Macy