Opportunity to get involved in Oxford Green Week 2019

Published: Friday, 15th March 2019

Oxford City Council is calling for local businesses and groups to get involved in Oxford Green Week 2019.

Applications are being encouraged from local organisations to apply for a stall at Oxford’s Big Green Day Out, or to host an event(s) during Oxford Green Week.

Oxford Green Week is a city wide festival celebrating sustainability and inspiring people to take action against climate change.

The festival will kick off on Saturday 8 June with Oxford’s Big Green Day Out – a family friendly event on Broad Street, with events and activities taking place every day until Sunday 16 June.

This year, the festival - which is now in its sixth year -, will explore the theme of One Planet Living.

Applications for Oxford’s Big Green Day Out are considered on a first come, first serve basis. The deadline for submissions for Oxford Green Week is on Friday 31 May. Groups are able to apply on the Low Carbon Oxford website.

Oxford Green Week is also looking for residents over the age of 18 to volunteer during Oxford’s Big Green Day Out and Oxford Green Week. Those interested in volunteering can sign up on the Low Carbon Oxford website.

Last year, Oxford Green Week saw over 70 pop up events take place across the county, with about 25,000 people attending Oxford’s Big Green Day Out.

Groups and organisations who were involved in Oxford Green Week and Oxford’s Big Green Day Out last year include: Good Food Oxford, Cultivate Oxford, Tap Social, London Electric Vehicle Company, Co-Wheels car club, Oxford Bus Company, The Community Action Group network, Oxford Friends of the Earth, Oxgrow, plus many more.

Oxford Green Week is organised by the City Council and partners, Community Action Groups Project- CAG Oxfordshire, Good Food Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust, University of Oxford, and Oxford Festival of the Arts.

In January, Oxford City Council joined other councils across the world in declaring climate emergency.

Councillor Tom Hayes, Board Member for A Safer and Greener Environment, said: “The rise in temperatures isn’t inevitable, it’s a choice, and this Council and Oxford choose to tackle climate change. Just 1% of the city’s emissions come from this council, so we’re continuing to work with businesses to create a Zero Carbon and Zero Emissions Oxford as quickly as possible.

“Oxford Green Week is our yearly celebration of how those partnerships deliver zero carbon lifestyles, but it does far more than just that—Green Week is a celebration of Oxford’s community values, doing more and achieving more than we ever could alone. I’m looking forward to the many events of Green Week showcasing the practical benefits of climate action and how they can shared among the many—not captured exclusively for the few, who tend to be more able to afford the new sustainable goods and services. This Council hopes as many local organisations as possible can get involved!”

Local groups and organisations who are interested in getting involved in Oxford Green Week, can contact the Oxford Green Week team on the Low Carbon Oxford website.