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Great Big Green Week 2022

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The Great Big Green Week is the UK’s biggest call for action on climate change, and will take place from 24 September to 2 October 2022. 


Together we will show decision makers that people from all walks of life are stepping up to take action on climate change - and we need them to step up too. The Great Big Green Week is a celebration of community, and the power we have to make a difference for the planet when we work together. We are proud that Kingsbridge is joining in the wave of activity taking place this September and hope you will join in to help your community to create a greener, safer future.

KCA are delighted to be collaborating with some of our brilliant community partners  to hold some events during GBGW, as well as helping to showcase some of the great work happening in and around Kingsbridge by talented and sustainable local businesses.

Scroll down to find our program of events throughout the week. Some events will need booking so we know numbers, others you can just rock up and most are free to join.

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Mindful Art Workshop with Michelle Mcquinn

Join Community Artist Michelle McQuinn for a mindful and creative workshop responding to climate change: Pause – reflect – create – nourish – act.

Michelle will guide us through some simple meditation practices and invite us to explore our creativity with a variety of mediums, reflecting on our own responses to climate change and a greener future for our town and planet.

Climate change can provoke many reactions and uneasy emotions within us, as well as compassion and hopefulness for the future. This session will help us to unravel some of these thoughts and responses through art. The session will feel very free and exploratory and no artistic experience is necessary.

There will be opportunities throughout the session for simply resting in the present moment - a much needed antidote to the urgency, despair and tendency to project into the future that we often experience when we think about climate change.

As we collectively take action to tackle the challenges ahead, it is vital that we also take time to slow down, pause, reflect and ensure we are tending to our inner worlds as well as our outer world.

Sunday 25th September
11am to 12.30pm

@Activities 115, 115 Fore Street, Kingsbridge

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The session is free to attend and has been funded by Kingsbridge Climate Action through the generous support of our donors. Booking is essential via the eventbrite link above.

Donations on the day are welcome.

Age: Suitable for 14+

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Repair, Alter & Upcycle Sewing Classes

Tuesday 27th September

@The Cookworthy Museum, Fore Street, Kingsbridge

Join Rachael Williams for her Sewing sessions at the Crafters Hub. Rachael is a talented and experienced sewing tutor with a passion for repairing, upcycling and altering clothes and soft furnishing to reduce waste and extend the life of the items we love.

Booking essential using the link above.

Age: Suitable for 14+

Cost: £12.50 per session

Repair & Upcycle

Seed Gathering Morning 

Join Kingsbridge Climate Action, Till the Coast is Clear and fellow tree enthusiasts for a fun morning gathering seeds from our beautiful local trees for our new Community Tree Nursery.

Kingsbridge is participating in the "Copse in a Box" scheme with Moor Trees and has been awarded some fantastic kit to set up a tree nursery for the Kingsbridge community, including 400 root trainers, trays and some copies of the beautiful "Tree Growers Guide".

The tree nursery is a long term project for the town, allowing the community to grow trees year after year.

Meet at the bandstand, wear sturdy footwear and bring a flask of tea if you wish. Please let us know if you will be coming along. More details to follow.

Wednesday 28th September
from 10am

Meet at the Bandstand, Market Square, Kingsbridge

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Seed Gathering

KCA Open Meeting - Climate & Nature Hub

Wednesday 28th September

@Kingsbridge Care Hub

Join our monthly meeting to find out how you can take action for climate and nature locally. We'll be sharing lots of opportunities for volunteering and how to get involved with projects and events. We would love to welcome some new faces to our meetings!

This month, Amanda Keetley from Devon Environment Foundation will be joining us to update us on all the vital work DEF are doing to fund projects that help protect and restore nature in Devon.

Refreshments will be provided.

Climate Hub

Help us Build a Giant Bug Hotel! 

Join Kingsbridge Climate Action and our friends Team Explore on Saturday 1st October to help us build a giant bug hotel. The hotel will be placed on Devon Square  - a unique patch of land in town being lovingly turned into a space for nature by Wild About Kingsbridge.

We will also be making some mini bug hotels to take home with you and will be sharing some other nature based activities too.

The event is part of Kingsbridge Library's Fun Palace Day. We will be outside so please dress for the weather!

For all ages.

No need to book, just turn up!

Saturday 1st October
9am to 1pm

@Kingsbridge Library - outside

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Have a go on an E-Bike with Bearland Bikes!

Details coming soon

Our good friends at Bearland Bikes  - a new electric bike hire company based in East Portlemouth - are bringing some bikes over to Kingsbridge so we can enjoy some free trials and have a play! 

If you've never been on a E-Bike before then this is for you - this super sustainable mode of transport makes cycling the Devon hills a breeze. 

Check back for more details soon.

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