Projects and LAND Network

My Green Community

 

 

 

What is My Green Community? 

My Green Community is a celebration of the fantastic grassroots work done by permaculture inspired projects and an opportunity for their community to visit, get inspired and to take action.

Between the 17th-30th September, we are inviting the members of our Projects and LAND network to open your doors and to run an event that showcases your amazing work to the people on your doorstep.

We are delighted to be running this event in collaboration with Communities for Future's European Day of Sustainable Communities and The Great Big Green Week run by the Climate Coalition.

Add your event to our My Green Community programme and help us to make this the biggest celebration of practical permaculture in the UK! 

 

How do I get Involved?

It's really easy to get involved. Simply decide what type of event you would like to run and on what date between the 17th-30th September you would like your event to take place.

Fill in the My Green Community application form and we'll map your event on the Great Big Green Week and European Day of Sustainable Communities Websites and include it in our My Green Community Visitors Directory.

We will give you lots of publicity through our social media, website and newsletters and give you access to lots of free resources to help you with organising and and promotion of your event.

Taking part in My Green Community is a great way to let the people where you live know about your work, to get involved with what you do and to be able to take positive action towards earth care, people care and fair shares.

Click the green button below to fill in the My Green Community application form. Applications will be automatically submitted. 

 

 

What Type of Event Should I Run? 

The type of event that you would like to run is completely up to you, though we would recommend something that really engages people and shows off your work. Here are some ideas:

  • Open Day
  • Forest Garden Tour
  • Garden Party
  • Introduction to permaculture course
  • Apple day or harvest celebration
  • Demonstration of green crafts
  • Volunteer celebration day
  • Youth climate action workshop
  • Skillshare event 
  • Forest school session
  • Community meal using local produce
  • Film showing
  • Repair cafe/ bike repair session
  • Nature connection day 
  • Community climate cafe
  • Foraging walk
  • Green building/ retrofitting workshop

The team at the Great Big Green Week have put together this excellent inspiration pack to give you more ideas for your event.

 

Can I Get Funding for My Event? 

We have twenty pots of £50 available to support you with the cost of your event through our My Green Community Fund. To apply for this, fill in the third section of the application form.

The deadline for applications to our fund is 1 July. The money will be allocated in mid august. Successful applicants will be asked to provide photos, stories and feedback from their events for use on our social media and website. 

If you are running your event between the 24-30 September, you can also apply for a small grant of up to £500 from the Great Big Green Week Community Fund. As the purpose of their event is to create a public mandate for climate action, they will prioritise groups who invite local MP's and councillors to their event. The deadline for this fund is 30 June.