Expressions of interest
The Climate and Biodiversity Festival is back again! We’ll be hosting a week-long programme of events during the Big Green Week (24 September – 2d October) and we need your help.
Last year saw hundreds of residents taking the opportunity to learn from and inspire each other on ways to reduce carbon emissions and restore nature. Over 30 events took place across Bath and Northeast Somerset celebrating community groups and raising the profile of their climate action.
We’ve all got a shared responsibility to tackle the challenges of the environmental crisis. That’s why we’re inviting communities across B&NES to shape the weeklong programme of events by running their own activities on the theme of ‘taking action for the climate’.
Fill out the webform below to submit your event proposal, all ideas are welcome whether they are fully developed ideas at this stage, or not!
- 8 July - deadline for expressions of interest for event proposals
- 31 July - confirmation of event details for programme
The Festival Programme is being coordinated by the Council. All event management is the responsibility of the Event Host listed on the Event Details, including bookings, and ensuring that the necessary Risk Assessments, Public Liability Insurances, and licenses are in place.
Ensuring that an in-person event is sustainable, climate and nature friendly.
Please refer to the Council's guidance.
We invite all forms of expression around the themes which could include music, poetry, film, theatre and art as well as discussions and debate We will have a Virtual Film Theatre on the website, where we can list films, recordings, videos and animations.
The impacts of the climate and ecological crisis run across how we live our lives and everything we do. Following the success of our first festival this year we want to focus on ‘taking action for the climate’ and reaching out to the wider community.
There are a wide range of potential topics including: food, travel, waste, renewable energy, biodiversity, behaviour change, carbon sequestration, organising, climate impacts and engaging with your local community.
Events can be face to face, in person or virtual, it's up to Event Host/Organiser to decide what works best for your activity.
Yes, as Event Organiser you decide how to manage this to fit your event, perhaps using an online booking system such as Eventbrite, or by asking people to contact the organiser directly.
If your event is restricted to a specific audience, we can it made clear on the event listing that this is the case.
Yes, paid for events can be part of the Festival Programme. Please make this clear to customers in the booking process.
Please see the Council's Plan your outdoor event guidance.
We can support community and third sector organisations run a virtual event. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
We’re holding monthly zoom meetings, you’re welcome to drop in and make connections.
We will make sure that your event fits the programme and confirm details with you.
We will be promoting all events on the programme. We recommend that you also promote your event through your own networks and community.
Once your event has been confirmed the logo will be sent to you, for you to use if you wish, e.g. to help you promote your event.