Woking Great Big Green Week


WEAct will be arranging a series of activities and events as part of the Great Big Green Week, a national campaign celebrating action against climate change, from 24 September to October 2, 2022. 

The first Great Big Green Week took place in September 2021, and was the largest event for climate and nature ever seen in the UK.  More than 200 Local Green Weeks celebrated local activity, raised the profile of climate change and showed why climate action is relevant to community and local decision makers. Here in Woking, WEAct co-ordinated a  programme of events for the week including Net-Zero Visioning Walks, Biodiversity Volunteering Days and a climate debate with local MP Jonathan Lord.

This year we are theming our Great Big Green Week around ‘Woking Takes the Jump’ and encouraging residents and businesses within Woking to sign up to one or more of six life shifts, thereby taking a jump into a more sustainable life that protects the earth.  The six shifts are:

  • Ending clutter by keeping products for at least seven years
  • Traveling fresh – if possible, no personal vehicles
  • Eating green – moving to a plant based diet 
  • Dressing Retro – by purchasing only three new items of clothing per year
  • Holidaying locally – one flight every three years
  • Changing the system – at least one life shift to nudge the system

We would particularly encourage events/initiatives linked to the Jump Shifts, – you can find out more details here.

We want to make Woking Great Big Green Week 2022 bigger and better than last year’s- and that’s why we are contacting local organisations, businesses and community groups to join us by organising an event, display or other initiative during the week.

National organisations, institutions, businesses and media outlets will join in, getting more people involved up and down the country, and putting pressure on the UK Government to up its game on climate change.  

If you would like to  arrange an event, please download the Event Organiser’s Guide and get in touch so that we can promote it as part of Woking’s activities.

For more information on Great Big Green Week, follow this link

Woking takes the JUMP – Woking Great Big Green Week launch eventFind out more about The Jump, what’s on during Great Big Green Week and how you can get involved. Sat 24 Sept
12noon – 2pm
Woking Town Centre
Email WEAct
Biodiversity work partiesPractical volunteering mornings taking place throughout the weekSun 25 Sept
10am – 1pm
St John’s Lye

Woking Biodiversity Group
Email WBG
Fruit foraging walkGuided walk around Millmoor Common to find out about some wild local fruit, how to harvest & use it.Sun 25 Sept
10.30am-11.30am &
Mary Tobin 
Woking Great Big Green Week – Ask your MP online session An opportunity to put your climate based questions to local MP Jonathan Lord. Tues 27 Sept
7.30pm – 8.30pm
Woking net-zero visioning walkLearn more about Woking’s green infrastructure & share your ideas for the future Weds 28 Sept
Meet at 6pm outside WWF Living Planet Centre
How to take The JUMP: a talk and workshopFind out how you can take the JUMP to a more sustainable lifestyle with this talk and workshop. Thurs 29 Sept
7pm – 9pm
WWF Living Planet Centre