Dozens of volunteers are active in Beaminster to plan the Big Green Day to be held in the town on Saturday 18 September. This is the town’s contribution to the national Great Big Green Week, in the run-up to the global climate conference COP26 to be held in Glasgow in November.
The Big Green Day will see displays and children’s activities on The Square from 9am to 12 noon; and in the Public Hall from 10.30am to 2.30pm, with free refreshments throughout that time. The aim of the event is to offer practical ideas to the residents of the town on how they can save or produce energy, reduce living costs, avoid plastic and other waste, cut carbon emissions, grow and enjoy low-cost healthy food, and look after wildlife.
Town Council chairman Craig Monks said “This is the first big public event organised by the recently formed Beaminster ECO Committee, which brings together representatives of the Town Council and of many organisations in the town. We want to involve the townspeople in practical action to improve their own lives and to contribute to the fight against climate change. I am very pleased that so many people have come forward to help in arranging this first event. We look forward to lively action by people in the town, for example in planting trees, perhaps creating a community orchard and gaining Plastic-free status for the town.”
Photo of Volunteers with plastic and other litter collected around the town on 11 September
Picture taken by Amy Monks