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The Great BIG Green Week is coming to Torridge!

Great Big Green Week

Torridge District Council will be proudly supporting 'The Great Big Green Week 2022' from the 24th of September, with residents across the district being invited to participate in a series of local events. The national campaign, which runs until the 2nd of October, will see thousands of people across the UK organise local festivals and events to draw attention to climate change and the natural world's destruction. 

To mark 'Great Big Green Week', Torridge will share some of the initiatives the council has put in place to address the climate change emergency, as well as things residents can do to take control of their own carbon footprints.

A series of special events are also taking place to mark the week, with the Northam Burrows Rangers running two volunteer days. The Rangers have joined forces with The Marine Conservation Society to run a joint Beach Clean at Westward Ho! on Saturday, the 24th of September. The event will start at 10:00 am and finish at noon, with the Rangers and volunteers assembling on the slipway closest to Westward Ho! 

Residents are also invited to participate in a special hay-making event at Kenwith Valley Local Nature Reserve. The event takes place on Wednesday, the 28th of September, from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Volunteers will work alongside the Rangers to create flower-rich grasslands. If you are interested in booking a place, please don't hesitate to contact northam.burrows@torridge.gov.uk or call 01237 479708

Torridge will also be running a mini Environment Roadshow on Wednesday, the 28th of September, 9:00 am - 2.30 pm at Bideford Quay. The roadshow will cover recycling and climate change topics. Residents will also have the chance to discover their climate footprint by playing a gigantic Jenga game! 

Torridge and North Devon Council's Sustainability and Climate Officer, Donna Sibley, said: 

"Great Big Green Week is a brilliant reminder that solutions to tackle climate change and protect our environment do exist and that we can each play our part. If you need some help or advice, officers from the council will be happy to support you. Visit the council's website at www.torridge.gov.uk/climatechange for more information."

Torridge District Council's, Lead Member for Climate Change, Councillor Peter Hames, said:

"The Great Big Green Week is an important opportunity for everyone to participate in the events, to increase awareness of the effects of climate change and the biodiversity crisis and to gain information about the measures we all need to take to mitigate those effects."

Find out more about Big Green Week here: www.greatbiggreenweek.com

Find a local Big Green Week event here: www.greatbiggreenweek.com/find-an-event

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