Epsom and Ewell's Green Week

Epsom and Ewell's Green Week 18-26 September 2021

Epsom and Ewell's Green Week 2021 is part of the Great Big Green Week, a national week of events celebrating action on climate change:

"The Great Big Green Week will be the largest event for climate and nature ever seen in the UK. Thousands of events will celebrate how communities are taking action to tackle climate change and protect green spaces, and encourage others to get involved too. Together we will call on politicians to raise their ambition and champion action on climate change."

The Great Big Green Week is timed to take place in the lead up to COP26, a major UN Climate Change Conference, being hosted by the UK in Glasgow this autumn; 31 October - 12 November 2021.

Events

There will be a range of activities and events taking place throughout the week:

Saturday 18 September, 2pm-5pm.

Launch of Epsom Repair Café at Scout HQ, Epsom Methodist Church. Bring along your broken household item for assessment and if we are able to, repair! Advance booking is essential, see here for more details.

Saturday 18 September, 4.30pm.

Music at Saint Martin’s Recital: The Twilight Ensemble. A programme of music inspired by our beautiful planet and the wilds of nature including arias and songs by Rameau, Vaughan Williams, Rutter, Liza Lehmann, Schumann and Orlando Gough. Part of the Creationtide program at St Martin of Tours Church, Church Street, Epsom, KT17 4PX.

Sunday 19 September, from 9am.

Ewell Village Litter Pick organised by Keep Epsom and Ewell Tidy (KEET). Join KEET for a quick litter blitz of the village!

Meet at Bourne Hall car park (outside the library entrance) for 9am for a safety briefing and to read the EEBC safety guidance (if you've not already signed the 'Volunteer Pledge'). Link to the safety guidance and full details of the event can be found here.

Please bring your own litter picker with you, however KEET will have spare adult/child pickers to borrow if needed (if you can message KEET in advance if you need any equipment that would be great!) All children under 18 must be supervised by a responsible adult.

Sunday 19 and Monday 20 September, from 9.30am.

Epsom Common Association's Ecovols conservation volunteers: Blake's Pond Task. The Ecovols carry out a variety of conservation projects on Epsom Common throughout the year. If you would like to volunteer to help on this conservation task at Blake's Pond then contact the Ecovols team leader for more details.

Sunday 19 September, 10am.

Talk: The Latest Terracycle Initiatives. Come and listen to this talk by Ro Stretton of The Greenway Terracycle Collection at Christ Church Epsom Common. The talk is part of the church service but visitors of all faiths and none are welcome.

Sunday 19 September, 3pm.

Keynote Debate: Question Time on the environment. Organised by St Martin's Church as part of their Creationtide program, with a panel of local politicians. At St Martin of Tours Church, Church Street, Epsom, KT17 4PX.

Saturday 25 September, 9am-12 noon.

Eco Fair at St Martin's Church. Organised by Sustainable Epsom and Ewell in conjunction with St Martin of Tours Church, the Eco Fair will offer practical ideas about what we can do individually and as a community around climate change issues. See here for more information. At St Martin of Tours Church, Church Street, Epsom, KT17 4PX.

Sunday 26 September, from 2pm.

Epsom Common Association's Fungus Foray walk. Mycologist Dick Alder and the West Weald Fungus Recording Group will lead this walk on Epsom Common. Meet at Stew Pond car park at 2.00 pm. No charge, but donations to the Epsom Common Association (ECA) welcome. Even if you are an ECA member, please help us manage numbers by booking using the link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fungus-foray-tickets-169673529093. Please check the ECA website or Facebook before setting out in case the walk has to be cancelled.