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ACCELERATE ASHINGTON Support for Businesses and Start-Up's In Ashington

Accelerate Ashington will enable businesses from Ashington to introduce digital tools into their day-to-day business activity. 

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Climate Change Awareness Events

From International awareness events to local community events, find out where and when here.

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Great Big Green Week - 24th September to 2nd October 2022

The Great Big Green Week is the UK's biggest ever celebration of Community Action to tackle Climate Change and protect nature.

You can find out more information, including how to organise your own event on the Big Green Week Website here

Net Zero Week - 2nd to 8th July 2022

Net zero is the world’s answer to stopping climate change. On the 27th June 2019, the UK became the first major economy in the world to pass laws to end our contribution to climate change. The legislation committed the nations of the UK to reduce all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. Net zero means any remaining emissions would be offset by schemes to remove an equivalent amount of greenhouse gases. The EU and many other nations have now agreed to do the same, meaning net zero has been adopted as the best strategy to protect us and the natural world from rising global temperatures.

Find out about Net Zero here

Clean Air Day - Thursday 16th June 2022

Every year, air pollution causes up to 36,000 deaths in the UK.  The World Health Organisation and the UK Government recognise that air pollution is the largest environmental health risk we face today. Poor air quality causes heart and lung diseases, is linked to low birth weight and children’s lung development and may even contribute to mental health issues. 

Clean Air Day is the UK's largest air pollution campaign, engaging thousands of people at hundreds of events, and reaching millions more through the media.

Visit the Clean Air Campaign here


World Environment Day - Sunday 5th June 2022

World Environment Day 2022 theme, ‘Only One Earth’, focuses on living sustainably in harmony with nature.

2022 marks 50 years since the Stockholm Conference which led to the designation of 5 June as World Environment Day

Visit World Environment Day website here


Walk to School Week - 16th to 22nd May 2022


Our five-day walking challenge is an annual celebration of the walk to school and the perfect activity to celebrate National Walking Month this May - order your classroom packs now and make the most of our EARLY BIRD OFFER!

The fun and engaging week-long activity for primary schools has been built to make pupils experience first-hand the importance of walking to school.

Through this challenge, children will be well on their way to reaching their recommended 60 minutes minimum of physical activity per day before even reaching the school gates! 

Last year, a record number of over 350,000 pupils across the UK took part! Join this growing movement of children walking to school and help us make 2022 our biggest year yet!

Earth Hour 2022 - Saturday 26th March 2022 at 20:30pm

Started by WWF and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world's largest grassroots movements for the environment. Held every year on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour engages millions of people in more than 190 countries and territories, switching off their lights to show support for our planet. 

But Earth Hour goes far beyond the symbolic action of switching off - it has become a catalyst for positive environmental impact, driving major legislative changes by harnessing the power of the people and collective action.

Earth Hour is open-source and we welcome everyone, anyone, to take part and help amplify our mission to unite people to protect our planet.

Visit Earth Hour website here

Great British Spring Clean Campaign 2022 - 25th March to 10th April

Back for its seventh year, our 2022 Great British Spring Clean takes place 25 March – 10 April. This year the message is simple. Join our #BigBagChallenge and pledge to pick up as much litter as you can during the campaign.

Visit the Keep Britain Tidy website here



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