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Mayor’s reception to launch Preston’s ‘Great Big Green Week’

Posted on - 23rd September, 2022 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Ingol, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston, Wildlife and Conservation
The new Mayor of Preston, Councillor Neil Darby
Mayor of Preston, Councillor Neil Darby will be meeting primary school pupils to launch Great Big Green Week

Pupils from five local primary schools which have been working on green issues have been invited to meet Mayor Cllr Neil Darby, today, to launch Great Big Green Week.

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The schools have submitted posters for display at the invitation of Climate Action Preston (CAP), showcasing their thoughts and activities.

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Cllr Neil Darby, said: ” Our schools find many wonderful ways to enthuse young people to care for the natural world. Students are being educated about climate change and learning the skills and values to take action for our sustainable future.

“I’m happy to support this exhibition and look forward to seeing the posters.”

Read more: Preston Climate Emergency Centre launches in central Preston with a range of talks and workshops lined up

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From Saturday 24 September to Sunday 2 October, communities across the country will come together for
Great Big Green Week, and Climate Action Preston is inviting people to get involved.

As well as the schools displays, CAP is hosting a series of events in Central for Great Big Green Week on Saturday 24 September.

A collaboration with ‘Sustainability Saturdays’ will take place at The Larder from 10 am to 1pm.

Read more: Preston’s first Repair Cafe is coming to the city

The poster's showcase young people's thoughts and activities on the world and climate change
The posters showcase young people’s thoughts and activities on the world and climate change

People are encouraged to bring items needing electrical repair or clothes and textiles needing mending to the monthly Repair Cafe, there will also be dragonfly craft activities using recycled materials, for children to take part in.

Preston Pedals are also offering free bike repairs to be done by one of their mechanics at the cafe.

Read more: Preston Pedals launches to encourage more people to cycle

In the Preston Climate Emergency Centre, drop-ins will be available to pedal yourself a smoothie or take part in the campaigning activities of the day, alongside presentations from local activists on climate change from 10am to 4.30pm.

At 12.30pm, ‘Green Choir’ will perform songs of nature and humanity, followed by presentations from local activists on climate change.

CAP’s Children’s Clothing Library will be open from 9.30 am to 1.00pm during the ‘Farmer’s Market with Fairtrade’ at Fulwood Methodist Church.

Read more: Preston Climate Emergency Centre launches in central Preston with a range of talks and workshops lined up

On Thursday 29 September, another event will take place at the Intact Centre in Ingol, from 10am to 4pm where ‘Cosy Homes in Lancashire’ will give energy saving advice.

A presentation by Ian Wright on ‘Nature’s Solutions to Climate Change’ will take place in the afternoon at 1.30pm, followed by a tour of Dobcroft which is Intact’s urban nature reserve.

Read more: Preston’s first Repair Cafe is coming to the city

Climate Action Preston member and retired teacher Marjorie Drake, said: “Many young people are desperately worried about the climate crisis, but learning about it and taking action in their schools helps them to be more positive as they realise that they can make a difference.

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“Hopefully they will also pass on their knowledge and enthusiasm to their parents. The Great Big Green Week
talks and activities will give a boost to people’s understanding across all ages”.

All the Preston events are free to take part.

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Will you be attending any of the events? Let us know in the comments below.

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