Residents of Tranmere are invited to events between 24 September and 2 October as a part of the national network of people celebrating ‘Great Big Green Week’.
The aim is to make people more aware of how global warming, climate change, and loss of biodiversity affect them and others around the world.
Residents can also be advised on how they can modify their own carbon footprint so that they use less energy and save money at the same time.
A number of agencies are involved – the Health Centre, Birkenhead Central Library, St Catherine’s church, the Wirral Deen Centre, Mersey Park School, Neo Community, the Community Connectors, Wirral Green Party, and many individuals.
There will be exhibitions in the Library, at Wirral Deen Centre, and St Catherine’s church which will show what different agencies are doing to limit their carbon footprint. The exhibitions will show how global warming is affecting countries throughout the world and will also point people to savings on energy bills and ‘growing your own’ vegetables in a small area.
There will be a major litter pick on Saturday 24 September from 2pm starting at the St. Catherine’s church/Health Centre site. Everyone is welcome to help and litter pickers/bags can be provided.
There will also be bulb planting around the area to brighten up the early spring which aids mental health during the week.
On 1 and 2 October, St Catherine’s Church will host open garden afternoons from 2pm to 5pm with treasure hunts, quizzes, and some free perennial plants and seeds.
Image: Great Big Green Week