Great Big Green Week!

Great Big Green Week is the UK’s biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature and runs from 24thSeptember – 2nd October 2022

There are many events taking place across Preston, see below.

Launch event: Mayor of Preston Cllr Neil Darby who is a longstanding member of CAP will welcome children and staff to the Mayor’s Parlour from some of Preston’s Primary Schools which have created posters showing the environmental activities and achievements from the 21-22 academic year. These will then be displayed at The Town Hall, Preston Climate Emergency Centre, The Larder Cafe and Intact Centre.

Loads of things happening on Saturday Sept 24th!
‘Sustainability Saturday; at The Larder, PR1 1DD with Repair Cafe 10-1 (electrical repairs, sewing/clothing, and our “glue and string” table) and children’s Dragonfly craft using recycled materials. View the Green Schools Posters while you’re there.
Does your bike need fixing? Get it sorted by a ‘Preston Pedals’ mechanic – FREE!
The cafe will be open 10-4 for a wide range of delicious food and drink.

Hear from activists at ‘Preston’s Climate Emergency Centre’  32 Cheapside (Flagmarket), PR1 2AR
1.30 – Nick Danby – The Climate Emergency.
Nick is a lifelong environmentalist and dedicated anti-franking campaigner.
2.30 – Robin Jones – Solar energy strategies.
Robin is Senior Project Officer with Low Carbon and Renewable Energy at
LCC and active in Preston Solar Action
3.30 – Dr Julie Ridley – Everyday cycling as a way to tackle
climate change.
Julie led CAP’s Cycling Campaign and now leads the National Lottery funded
project ‘Preston Pedals’.

Don’t miss the ‘Green Choir’!
This group, having first gathered at the end of August,
will sing some of the pieces they have learnt together.
Led by Jon Aveyard of Preston Music Workshops,
they bring you songs of nature, songs of humanity
@12.30pm Sat 24th Sept outside CEC

CAP will also have a stall at Preston Pride
on the Flag Market on Sat. 24th
Come and have a chat, hear about the
different Projects, take part in
Campaigning activities, have a go
on the Smoothie Bike
Fair Trade goods for sale.

Thursday 29th September
The Intact Centre, 45 Whitby Avenue, PR2 3YP
10-4pm Energy saving advice from
‘Cosy Homes’ and ‘Staywarm Energy’

1.30pm – ‘Nature’s Solutions to Climate Change’
a presentation by Ian Wright staff member for Intact’s nature
reserve ‘Dobcroft’ followed by a walk round.