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Green Week 2020

Saturday 26 September – Sunday 4 October

Oakley Community Association Green Week 2020

Love Oakley? Go Green!

Oakley Community Association Green Week 2020

Following the success of last year’s inaugural Green Week, we are so excited to be launching Oakley’s Green Week 2020! This year St Leonard’s Church is joining forces with the Parish Council, the OCA and a diverse coalition of local groups, clubs, organisations and individuals who are passionate about protecting, sustaining and enjoying this beautiful, fragile planet we call home. 

The world has changed almost beyond recognition since September 2019. And yet the many environmental crises facing our world are still with us. Indeed, climate change is escalating at an alarming rate. As the coronavirus pandemic effectively shuts down the global economy, what does it look like to re-build better, smarter, greener? Closer to home, life in lockdown has enabled many of us to slow down, rediscover the simple joy of our gardens, and explore — perhaps for the first time — the footpaths surrounding our beautiful village. 

Green questions feel more relevant to our moment than ever before.  As a result of the pandemic, this year’s Green Week will look rather different. We are putting together a packed and exciting programme, with many events accessible online from the safety and comfort of your home.

Ben Katuzer, Rector of Oakley with Wootton St Lawrence

Preparation:

To get into the spirit of our second Oakley Green Week, please make your windows ‘Green’ with posters, plants, twigs and greenery – the more creative the better!

All events are FREE! We look forward to you joining us.

To book Zoom meetings and outside events, please email [email protected], giving your contact details for Track & Trace for outside events. Outdoor events will be in socially distanced groups of 6 or less.

Sun 4 Oct 10 am Ben will be at Wootton St Lawrence for a Harvest Festival Service – All welcome! (bookings required via Church Office, 782724)

Other ideas to enjoy our green spaces: all details on oakleywithwootton.org.uk/going-green

· A family walk – route and observation sheet or advice to try a new walk

· A cycle ride with a friend – suggested routes available

· Try some veggie or vegan recipes

· Visit Jolly Olly’s to join in their Green Week challenges

Explore a full list of videos available to enjoy during or after Green Week and recordings of the Zoom meetings will also be available on our YouTube channel at the end of October. To find the videos, go to YouTube channel, 

youtube/bArRg5kbwZQ 

 

Fab Green Activities
To Enjoy All Week Long!

In addition to our full Green Week programme of live events and activi-ties, make sure to check out the newly launched Love Oakley? Go Green! YouTube channel.
www.youtube.com/channel/UCbuI7_n_VOGe7wwN4A6e5zg/featured
Learn how to build a ‘Bug Hotel’ with the Men’s Shed. Pick up some creative recycling tips from Eco Zero. Get crafting with the creative creators of Oakley. And so much more.
Content will be added throughout the week. Simply click the link to keep up with lots of great videos.
− Recordings of key Green Week speaking events
− Workshops, tutorials, and creative collectives
− Insights, tips and practical eco advice
Looking for some additional creative ideas for how to lean into the full Green Week experience? Why not have a go at ...
− An Eco-Picnic with your household in a park or your garden
− A Family Walk (with downloadable observation sheet)
− Visiting Jolly Olly’s to sample their new Green Week menu and dis-cover special offerings and eco challenges
− Planting something new in your garden
− Identifying the name of a tree near your house
− A socially-distanced countryside walk or cycle ride
− Cooking an all veggie or vegan recipe
For more ideas, see ’any time’ activities at www.oakleywithwootton.org.uk/going-green