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GREAT BIG GREEN WEEK: Watford to take part in bid to tackle climate crisis

 Published on: 4th September 2021   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

Great Big Green Week is coming to Watford this September, to help inspire the public to make positive changes for the planet. 

Held between September 18-26, Great Big Green Week is a national campaign that features a range of exciting events – all aimed at informing residents about the many simple changes that can help them to live more sustainably and fight climate change. 

Such events include The Great Big Green Litter Pick, free Beryl Bike trips, a Love Your Waste webinar (partnered with Veolia), enchanting nature tours, volunteering opportunities and more.

The week has been organised by Friends of the Earth, together with Watford Borough Council and Three Rivers District Council. 

With extreme weather events and unprecedented temperatures becoming more common, it’s more important than ever that we learn how to live more sustainably.

That’s why Watford Borough Council has pledged to reach carbon-net-zero by 2030, and we’re working hard to make those goals a reality. 

Elected mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said “Watford has long been committed to fighting climate change and preserving the town’s rich biodiversity and stunning natural spaces. We’re so proud to be taking part in this year’s Great Big Green Week, which highlights the vital importance of our ecosystems and the role that the town plays in giving the world a greener, healthier and more sustainable future.”

Councillor Ian Stotesbury, portfolio holder for Transport and Sustainability said: “Great Big Green Week is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the huge and growing range of local sustainable groups, shops, charities and activities. We must come together to learn to tackle climate change – and in doing so make our lives more active, healthy and sustainable. Thanks to everyone getting involved this year – we hope to grow this year on year!”

For more information about Great Big Green Week, or to get involved, visit greenwatford.uk/greenweek/

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