Great Big Green Week
It's #GreatBigGreenWeek from 10th -18th June 2023 and to celebrate we're sharing monthly green tips from the past year!
We publish a handy green tip each month in our what's on newsletters, so if you'd like to know what live shows are on each month in your county and want a tip on how to reduce your environmental footprint, sign up to your newsletter here.
Want to understand the systemic causes of the climate crisis, how it intersects with issues of social, economic and environmental injustice?
Find answers in the Creative Climate Justice Hub, a dynamic library of climate justice resources curated for the arts and culture community.
Image Credits: performance from Drill Minister – Season for Change
Go Plastic-Free in July!
Start bringing your own reusable cups, bags, bottles, boxes and straws. Avoid plastic packaging and wrapping. And why not pick up any rubbish on your daily walk? Click here to find out many other ways to reduce plastic and to join the challenge.
It's National Allotment Week 8-14th August!
The event acknowledges the importance of gardening with nature in mind.
Watch the winner of the 2021 Big Picture Festival's short film competition 'The Allotmenteers' to get into the spirit!
How far is your next Live & Local show?
51% of our audience live within 3 miles of their closest Live & Local venue. Why not take a nice autumnal stroll to your next booked show? Taking the bike or walking 6 miles per week saves 300 kilograms of CO2 per year.
Why choose rural touring?
As one of the most environmentally sustainable live performance options, choosing local touring performances over big city theatres reduces your carbon footprint and promotes a healthy, happy community life.
Join National Tree Week, the UK’s largest annual tree celebration. For one week in late November the country’s conservation sector, volunteer groups and tree-lovers come together to plant thousands of trees to mark the start of the annual tree planting season.
Check out the ways you can get involved over the week here.
Rural and Community Touring has been one of the most environmentally sustainable live performance options for decades. Why not give your loved ones a Live & Local Friends membership this Christmas? Perks include Buy-One-Get-One-Free ticket vouchers and much more!
What are your New Year's Resolutions?
Did you know that you can bring your own drinks to many of our shows?
Make sure to bring reusable cups and bottles and encourage your local venue to use them too if they've got a bar.
Rather than buying your significant other flowers, chocolates or cards for Valentine's Day, why not consider making their gift instead?
Try writing a poem, recording a song or planning a surprise date night - perhaps to your nearest Live & Local event?
This month we celebrate Spring Equinox on March 20th. With longer, lighter days just around the corner, why not swap your shorter commutes with a spring-time walk? Not only is it better for the planet, it's better for our physical and mental health too!
This month we're celebrating #EarthDay on April 22nd.
Take a look at Earth Day's interactive map of events to find out how you could get involved. From litter-picks to guest speakers and activities, this month we can all do our part towards making a greener planet and a brighter future.
For more information, click here.
Why not take part in Plantlife's annual campaign #NoMowMay, calling for garden owners to not mow in May – liberating lawns and providing a space for nature? A healthy lawn with some long grass and wildflowers benefits wildlife, tackles pollution and can even lock away carbon below ground.
Did you know you can give your broken and damaged electronics, clothing, furniture, toys and more a new lease of life with thanks to the community of volunteers at Repair Cafés?
With us all feeling the pinch right now, Repair Cafés are a great way to save money, be more sustainable and meet new people!
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