Harborough Big Green Week
24th September - 2nd October 2022
A celebration of sustainability in Harborough District.
Now that HBGW is over we thought we should take the opportunity to reflect and celebrate
The Launch Event - a great start to the week at the EcoVillage, the event was opened by Chairman of the Council, Councillor Bateman, who also cut the ribbon on Market Harborough's very first Community Fridge. There were lots of pop up stalls (including Sustainable Harborough Community!), live music, and great food from FarrinHeight Fooods.
Events during the week - over 50 events were run in various venues around the time, organised by over 30 local volunteer and community groups. There were walking, running and and cycling events, a photography exhibition, composting demonstrations, apple pressing, a Teddy Zip Line, a children's poster competition, serious discussions on topics relating to climate action, tours of allotments and community gardens, litter picks and recycling events. There really was something for everyone! Go to our picture gallery to see pictures of many of the events.
Great Big Green Saturday - the sun shone, the forecast rain and wind held off, and crowds flocked to The Square to enjoy our Great Big Green Saturday. Again, local volunteer and community groups were out in force, with 25 stalls showing the wide range of activity that is going on in and around the town to tackle climate change, and protect the environment. It was a great end to our Great Big Green Week.
Thanks to everyone involved - stall holders, event organisers, sponsors and donors, visitors, friends and family - for making it all such fun. From the event organising team:
Judy Burrage, Sarah van der Valt, Sara Worrall, Mark Baverstock and Julie Fagan
And hopefully you will all want be involved again during 2023. The national organisers of the event have already set the date ....
Even though GBGW is over, there are still things you can get involved in if you didn't get chance to follow them up during the week :
See the slides used in the on-line talk : Helping Nature in the Community