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How to get involved with Big Green Week & Business Green Week 2016

As summer approaches, have you considered taking part in Big Green Week and Business Green Week? Take a look at these great opportunities from Big Green Week and Go Green who invite you to get involved, get creative and go green this summer!

Host an Event as part of Big Green Week 2016

bgw 2016 Bristol’s Big Green Week is back! From 11 - 19th June we’re programming environmental events to inspire, involve, empower and educate, across the city. But we need YOU to get involved to make it happen.

Do you have an idea for an event, or know someone that might? We’re looking for fantastic people, projects and organisations to host events during this year’s festival. The criteria is broad. From a pop-up cinema to supper club, or a clothes swap to a speaking event, it’s really up to you! The key is that it helps to build momentum towards Bristol’s low-carbon future. It’s that simple.

What do we offer event hosts? We will profile & promote events in-print & online, link you with venues or relevant event partners, supply you with volunteers and ticket events via our site.

See our event registration page for more info: www.biggreenweek.com/host-an-event/

Event Registration Deadline: 22nd April

Event registration for online programme listing: 30th April

Business Green Week is back in 2016!

Business Green Week is a chance for businesses in the West of England to spend one week having fun whilst proving to their employees, clients and customers how they are adopting greener business practices.  In 2016 it will run from June 11th to June 19th as part of the Big Green Week programme.  But ‘it doesn’t stop here’ - Go Green is supporting businesses to continue their green activities all year round!

JCP_4174Business Green Week comes at a great time to recognise and celebrate the business community’s contribution to a greener region as a legacy for Bristol’s year as European Green Capital. Find out what businesses got up to last year!

How do I get involved?

To take part in Business Green Week, you need to

  1. Register on Eventbrite – so we know you that you are taking part. Click here to sign up for free now!
  2. Download the free how-to guide and supporting documents. 2016 PACK COMING SOON!
  3. Plan your week! Read the guide and take inspiration! Also check out Twitter, the hashtag #BusinessGreenWeek is full of ideas from 2015.

See our collection of inspiring case studies full of tips to green your business, enthuse your team and make savings, then try them out during Business Green Week 2016!

You can use the easy-to-use guides to help you run your own internal green week in your workplace. The guide includes a huge range of ideas that are both engaging and fun, and are tried and tested ways to engage your colleagues with sustainability.

A recommended (but not compulsory) schedule focuses on five sustainability-related areas – one for each day of the working week

  • Monday – “Think Global”
  • Tuesday – “Act Local”
  • Wednesday – “Low Impact Day”
  • Thursday – “Better Travel Day”
  • Friday – “Feel Good Friday”

Participants are encouraged to get creative with how they spend their week. In Bristol’s year as European Green Capital over 40 organisations took part and held all kinds of activities from lunchtime nature walks to smoothie bikes and team travel challenges, locally sourced picnics in the park and even hula hooping competitions! See what businesses got up to!

If you decide to join in with Business Green Week in 2016 – please let us know you are doing so by signing up online so we can send you news and updates throughout the week. Don’t forget to share your photos with the hashtag #businessgreenweek

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