Oxford’s Big Green Day Out and Oxford Green Week to return

Published: Wednesday, 16th May 2018

Oxford is to see the return of Oxford Green Week and Oxford’s Big Green Day Out.

Throughout the month of June the city will be celebrating green initiatives and sustainability through a series of events organised by Oxford City Council and partners.

Oxford Green Week and Oxford’s Big Green Day Out 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.

Oxford’s Big Green Day Out:

Oxford's Big Green Day Out returns to Broad Street on Saturday 09 June with stalls, activities and information dedicated to promoting and showcasing sustainability in Oxford.

The free event kicks off a month full of festivals in Oxford and features arts and crafts, live entertainment, hands on workshops and delicious local food and drinks.

Oxford Green Week:

Oxford Green Week is taking place on Saturday 16 June until Sunday 24 June. The annual festival, taking place at various locations across the city, uses culture, creativity and community to inspire local people to take action against climate change.

The festival – which was formerly known as Low Carbon Oxford Week – is now in its fifth year.

The week will play host to a range of pop-up events to show how residents can save money, get fit, and be happy - whilst being kind to the environment. Events taking place throughout the week include a tour of Ardley Energy Recovery Facility, the Wind Over Westmill celebration, an Oxford Bus Company trip to a Pick Your Own farm, an Oxford Swift City Swift Walk, the Rose Hill Cycling Festival and Green Stories, plus much, much more.  Events will be added to the Oxford Green Week website.

The Big Green Treasure Hunt:

The treasure hunt is an Oxford-wide trail across three different events between Saturday 2 June and 24 June. This year, those wanting to get involved in the treasure hunt will be able to take part in activities at Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust’s Wild Fair (2 June), Oxford’s Big Green Day Out (9 June), and Oxford University Parks Discovery Trail (16 June - 24 June) for three opportunities to win lots of brilliant prizes. Participants will be able to complete activities at each event, and will be entered in to the grand prize draw to win a Frog bike. All three events will be highlighting the importance of sustainability and green initiatives across Oxford. 

More information about the events at Oxford’s Big Green Day Out, Oxford Green Week, and The Big Green Treasure Hunt will be announced later this month.

Oxford City Council is dedicated to combating climate change.

In the past year the City Council and Oxfordshire County Council has introduced proposals for the world’s first Zero Emission Zone, which aims to tackle harmful air pollution levels across Oxford. The City Council will also be hosting the Oxford EV Summit in July with partners Green TV and Electric Drives.

Councillor Tom Hayes, Executive Board Member for Safer and Greener Environment, said: “For years Oxford’s scientists have been leaders in warning about climate change. 2017 was the hottest year worldwide on record, just behind a sweltering 2016, stoked by man-made emissions. I’m delighted to be welcoming back Oxford Green Week and Oxford’s Big Green Day Out to celebrate our low-carbon values, showcase our sustainability work, and bolster meaningful action on climate change.”

To find out more about Oxford Green Week and Big Green Day Out, please visit the Oxford Green Week website.