Great Big Green Week in Tavistock

Logo of The Great Big Green Week. Floral in green, yellow and orange.

Latest news: GBGW will be back. The national dates have been announced as September 25th to October 2nd 2022.

September 18th to 26th 2021

Local events as part of a national week to raise the profile of climate change and nature, show why it is relevant to our community and celebrate local activity. All are free and open to everyone. Do share the downloadable poster.

  • Sat 18th 10:00 – 15:00 All things Green activities and stalls at Tavistock Library
    • Information from local groups (including us) on opportunities to make a difference
    • Drop in craft activity for children and adults with Tavistock Scrapstore
  • Mon 20th 10:30 Explore growing micro-greens in reused tins.
    • with Learn Devon at Tavistock Library.
  • Tue 21st 19:30 Launch of Transition Tavistock’s Sustainability Book Group
    • Online event: Discuss “Doughnut Economics” by Kate Raworth. Register here.
  • All week when Tavistock Library open
    • display of relevant books for adults and children to borrow
    • exhibition in foyer
    • make a moth with a message to world leaders at COP26 (more below)
    • Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 9:00-18:00, Sat 9:00-16:00
  • Thu 23rd 19:00 Tamar Energy Community Talk (online event)
    • Retrofitting your home – What’s this all about? Register here.
  • Sat 25th 9:00 – 14:00 Meet Transition Tavistock & TEC at the Farmers’ Market
    • Visit our stall in Bedford Square
    • Talk to us about energy in the home, Walkable Tavistock and more
    • Find out how you can get involved in local activities.
  • Sun 26th 10:00 Harvest Festival celebrating Eco Church award

These events form part of West Devon’s Great Big Green Week. See the bigger picture across the district here.

And to follow: Wed 20th October, 7.30pm. Film Evening showing “Thankyou for the Rain”, a Kenyan farmer’s experience of climate change, at Tavistock United Reformed Church, Russell St, PL19 8BD. Free, no booking required.

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As a unifying theme for Great Big Green Week in the Tamar Valley and West Devon, Art & Energy Collective, supported by Tamar Energy Community, invite groups to join in their inspiring Moths to a Flame project. This involves hosting moth-making events or mini-installations where people can hang moths they’ve made (from milk bottles – instructions here!), before or during the week. The installations will be collected in plenty of time to be taken to Glasgow for a mass participation artwork, with messages to the COP26 climate summit, recorded by people making moths, shared online. This is an enjoyable opportunity for people to come together, which may be a stepping stone to developing collective action to combat climate change. Contact to find out more.