Havant Borough’s Green Week, 18-26 September 2021, is getting bigger every day. It’s clear that lots of groups and individuals around the area really care about our changing climate, waste and loss of wildlife. Plans include films, craft activities, displays, wildlife walks, working parties, a Repair Cafe, bike repairs, litter picks and talks. The Mayor of Havant is hosting a zero waste, Fairtrade coffee morning and lots of schools are organising activities during the week, including using local produce, having a meat-free days and encouraging children to walk or cycle to school.
The Meridian Shopping Centre will be hosting displays by a number of local groups, illustrating the work they do and some of their main concerns. It will also be the venue for the opening of the Green Week by the Mayor of Havant, Councillor Rosy Raines, on Saturday 18th at 10 am.
Making Space, the crafts centre in Leigh Park, is running some workshops (funded by the Portsdown Arts Society) for young people, using trash to make sculptures and these will be on display at the Meridian Centre during the week as well.
Sue James, one of the organisers of Havant Green Week said: “The idea is to show the politicians how much people care. In November, there are crucial climate talks in Glasgow and we need far more commitment from countries around the world (and from local authorities) if we are to stop runaway global heating, which is already causing flooding, wildfires and sea level rises. We need to cut our use of fossil fuels really fast. So, let’s have a really enjoyable week but hopefully make a few changes too.”.
The list of events is still being added to but you can find out more on https://havantclimatealliance.com/havant-borough-green-week/