Stratford's Great Big Green Week makes for perfect birthday setting - The Leamington Observer

Stratford's Great Big Green Week makes for perfect birthday setting

ONE green-minded Stratford resident certainly had a blooming marvellous 90th birthday.

Shakespeare’s New Place opened its gates for a free day of fun as it hosted the launch of Stratford’s Great Big Green Month on Saturday June 8.

And resident Greta Plax chose to celebrate her milestone 90th birthday at the event.

Visitors of all ages had the chance to explore sustainability in action through a series of thought-provoking events and hands-on activities.

During the jam-packed day, visitors could walk around the Great Garden at Shakespeare’s New Place and discover the action being taken by groups and organisations to tackle climate change and protect the natural environment.

There were activities with Stratford Climate Action, Stratford Wildlife Friends, Act on Energy and Net Zero Stratford.

And two volunteers from Stratford’s Repair Café were also be on hand to carry out bike repairs and hand sew any garments that need mending.

Now in its fourth year, Great Big Green Week events draw attention to climate change and destruction of the natural world, while also making a connection with these issues in communities like Stratford.

A range of organisations, groups, charities, individuals and change-makers in the town have organised over 30 events, talks, walks and more.

The Great Big Green Week runs until Sunday June 16.

Other events include a dawn chorus walk setting off from the Swan Theatre, an Act on Energy drop-in event at Stratford Climate Hub, a tour round a solar farm, a community kitchen event serving up surplus food, and a chance to discuss climate action over a pint at The One Elm pub.

Nationally, The Great Big Green Week is organised by The Climate Coalition, the UK’s largest group of people dedicated to action against climate change, whose members include the National Trust, WWF, Women’s Institute, Oxfam, and RSPB.

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