What’s On: Sunday 12th June

What’s On: Sunday 12th June

Make the most of the weekend by getting out and about tomorrow – Big Green Week is in full swing, and there’s plenty to get involved in. Whether you’re an arts and crafts type, or want to get stuck into growing your own food, there’s something to brighten...
What’s on: Saturday 11th June

What’s on: Saturday 11th June

The wait is over – Big Green Week starts tomorrow! We can’t wait to see all 150 events come to life over the next nine days, and each day we’ll be picking out a few of our favourites for you to explore.   Saturday 11th June   City Ideas with the Architecture...
Two weeks are up: on going vegan

Two weeks are up: on going vegan

By Shankari Raj Edgar, Big Green Week Director For the last two weeks, I have gone from meat-eater to vegan in anticipation of Big Green Week, to test out one of our calls to action. And what a transformative journey on the consumption of food entering my body it has...
Breathing new life into old – the smart way

Breathing new life into old – the smart way

By Stephen Beggs, Associate, Curtins On Monday 13th June, I’m giving an illustrated talk as part of Bristol’s Big Green Week.  This is a festival of all things green, with a focus this year on ‘smart living’.  The afternoon starts with an introduction from the...
Saying no to waste. Period.

Saying no to waste. Period.

By Susie Hewson, founder of Natracare This year, Big Green Week is asking us to make small changes that will make a big difference to the planet. With nine smart living themes, there are plenty of ways to get involved and commit to behaviour change that will have a...
New models of community energy

New models of community energy

By Jack Nicholls Photo Credit: Bristol Energy Co-operative North Yorkshire County Council’s decision last week to approve Third Energy Ltd’s application to begin exploratory fracking in Kirby Misperton (by a majority vote of seven councillors to four) was seen by some...
Smart is the new green

Smart is the new green

Mukti Mitchell, ‘Smart Home’ pioneer and trailblazing eco sailor, introduces innovative events at Big Green Week offering advice for living and travelling sustainably. I’m very excited to be taking part in Big Green Week next month, joining fellow Bristolian...
Get the (street) party started

Get the (street) party started

By Gaby Solly, Neighbours’ Supporter for Streets Alive Like many others with a young family and no love of the rat-race, we left London, moved out to Bristol, and didn’t look back. There’s more time. There’s more space. And, there’s more connection. Two weeks after we...
Generation Plastic – Time for some smarter thinking?

Generation Plastic – Time for some smarter thinking?

By Martin Poyntz-Roberts, Big Green Week Director Plastic is incredibly useful – there’s no denying that. But when we’re through with it, it becomes a massive problem that is incredibly hard to get rid of. It’s an environmentally destructive industry valued...
Getting back to nature this summer

Getting back to nature this summer

By Dan Raffety, Big Green Week Director The festival season is almost upon us and this year many of us will be venturing out into the countryside to sleep in a tent for a few nights, cook on camping stoves and sit on the grass – rain or shine. Festivals are, usually,...