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18 - 26 September

Get involved in Great Big Green Week

What’s big, green and a great way to fight for climate justice? It’s Great Big Green Week!


Great Big Green Week (18 – 26 September) celebrates the power of acting together to take on the climate emergency. If you’re in Scotland, the week will be known as Climate Fringe Week.

In September, schools and communities across the country will join together for the Great Big Green Week. It will be the biggest event for climate and nature ever in the UK, and everyone’s invited! Put the dates in your diary and get your school involved with these three activities to celebrate…

1. Download the official, free COP26 Schools Resources

Learn about climate change, its causes and effects and how to take climate action with the Our Planet Our Future: COP26 Schools Resources.

Included in this pack are all the resources you will need to introduce the significance of climate change and the role of schools in shaping the future, with a range of resources provided for different age groups from 5-16. The lessons and activities included give young people the opportunity to explore the climate crisis through a range of perspectives – from coffee farmers in Kenya to architects in Leeds – highlighting the interconnected nature of the climate crisis and the need for all of us to work together.

The pack will also introduce your students to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), taking place in Glasgow in November 2021, which will bring together world leaders to commit to urgent global climate action.


2. Share your vision of the world you want

The Choose The World You Want Youth Exhibition, launched in Fairtrade Fortnight 2021, has re-opened for entries!

During Great Big Green Week, we invite you to share your vision of the world you want for farmers and workers worldwide, and the planet we all share. The exhibition celebrates the collective power that we all have to make a difference, and inspires us all to choose the world we want to see. Ts&Cs apply.


3. Go zero

Join UK schools taking on climate change and sign up to Let’s Go Zero!

Let’s Go Zero is the national campaign uniting teachers, pupils, parents and their schools as they all work together to be carbon zero by 2030. Every school that signs up is pledging to work towards a more sustainable future while calling for much-needed government support to help all schools reach their carbon zero goals.

By raising our voices together, we are showing the overwhelming support for zero carbon schools up and down the UK. Together we’re harnessing the power of schools and young people to drive change and spark climate action in communities across the country, reducing emissions, increasing biodiversity and safeguarding our planet for future generations.


Remember that your activities during Great Big Green Week can be used as evidence for a Fairtrade School Award!



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