What is Go Green Week?

Welcome to Go Green Week 2021, an entire week dedicated to raising awareness and educating us on all-things climate change and the simple steps we can take to Go Green!

Go Green Week showcases a collection of blogs, videos, tips and tools, plus some yummy plant-based recipes to suit all tastebuds. More importantly, it represents the importance of climate initiatives at the local level and the collective responsibility we all have to tackle the climate emergency.

How will it work?

Each day of the week highlights a different climate theme for you to learn about and explore, these will be:

  • Day 1 - Communities tackling the climate crisis
  • Day 2 - Think local, act global
  • Day 3 - Air quality in Wigan Borough
  • Day 4 - Health, wealth and climate
  • Day 5 - What you can do to Go Green

Beyond Go Green Week

Directly after Go Green Week, is the Greater Manchester Green Summit taking place from the 18th October. As one of ten authorities within Greater Manchester, Wigan Borough has a huge part to play in achieving our local climate commitments. This year’s Green Summit focus on the actions we can all take to reduce our carbon footprint and improve our environment.

Following this, from the 1st November and in partnership with Italy, the UK Government will be hosting the 26th United Nations Conference of the Parties, better known as COP26. For nearly three decades, the UN has been bringing together almost every country on earth for global climate summits.

World leaders will meet in Scotland, alongside thousands of negotiators, government representatives, businesses and citizens for 12 days of negotiations.

Your Go Green journey

Starting with Go Green Week in Wigan Borough and over the next month, you can follow climate action from the local to the regional, and the national to the international.

Through this journey, you will be able to see the importance of everything we do at the local level, and how this contributes to tackling the global climate emergency.

Watch our climate change video

Hear from us on what we're doing to prioritise the climate emergency.

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