Celebrating The Great Big Green Week in Horsham


27 Sep 2021


A national week of events highlighting action on climate change took place from 18 to 26 September this year. The Great Big Green Week was one of the largest events for climate and nature ever seen in the UK. To celebrate the week in Horsham a special event took place in the Bishopric on Saturday 25 September.

Horsham District Council hosted a stand at the Horsham based event, named ‘Horsham’s Great Green Day’, to showcase its numerous environmental initiatives and the support it is giving to residents and businesses to help combat the negative aspects of climate change locally.

This work includes:

  • The creation of a five year partnership with Sussex Wildlife Trust to deliver a Nature Recovery Network for our District to help wildlife thrive under the project banner ‘Wilder Horsham District’
  • The launch of the Horsham District Community Climate Fund to enable local community groups to do their bit to tackle climate change
  • The current reuse trail introducing our new Reuse Hub for unwanted furniture
  • A highly successful trial for the collection of textiles, small electricals and batteries and
  • A whole host of initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint of the Council itself which focus reducing the energy used in Council buildings, installing low carbon or renewable energy and changing the fuel used in vehicles.

A colourful array of stands and displays invited residents, visitors and shoppers to take a look and engage with stallholders about all the great work that is being done across the Horsham District to tackle climate change, in a festival style blend of music, food, facts and services.

Commenting on the event, Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Waste, Recycling and Cleansing Cllr Philip Circus said:

Horsham’s ‘Great Green Day’ was a tremendous success.

The event was extremely inspiring and raised awareness of the climate challenges we are facing, whilst encouraging many local people to take action to help our environment, and showing them just how they could go about doing it.

It was also a great celebration of just how much we have all achieved so far, which we should be greatly proud about. I was really pleased to see the many projects that are already underway across our District and would urge as many of you as possible to get involved and start contributing to making our District one of the most climate friendly in the UK.

Hundreds of events were planned across the country as Great Big Green Week community hubs exhibited and celebrated their local activities and raised the profile of the environmental actions they are undertaking.

A colourful array of stands and displays invited residents, visitors and shoppers to take a look and engage with stallholders about all the great work that is being done across the Horsham District to tackle climate change.

For more information about what’s happening locally and how you can get involved please visit our Climate and Environment webpage.

For media queries please email press@horsham.gov.uk .