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5th June 2023
‘Growing Up Green' is a Children and Family Arts Festival that celebrates action on climate change as part of The Great Big Green Week 10-18th June 2023 brought together online at www.growingup.green
The festival will take place across Birmingham and the Black Country and gives children an opportunity to be in relationship with nature, nurture their curiosity in everyday ecology and help signpost a way to being environmentally responsible now and in the future.
Growing up Green is run by teams of volunteers in neighbourhoods in Kings Heath, Dudley Borough, Northfield and Bearwood; these local organisers work with their communities to choose what happens in their area. There are over 40 sessions from family bike rides, plastic free picnics, community garden play sessions, litter picks, after school protests, nature walks, eco art exhibitions, toy swaps, seed swaps and clothes swaps all taking place in Bearwood, Kings Heath, Northfield and throughout Dudley Borough as part of The Great Big Green Week, a national week of events celebrating action on climate change.
9 year old Theo said: “For me Growing Up Green is about spending more time connecting with nature, being outside and getting involved in earth friendly activities with other children in my community. “
Growing Up Green uses the arts as a powerful tool to inspire young audiences to imagine themselves and their families as important protagonists to take action on the climate and ecological crisis. Now in its third year, the festival has already engaged over 5000 children and families from Birmingham and the Black Country.
The full programme is available at www.growingup.green
Quotes from organisers:
"We’re committed to improving access to and understanding of the natural world for all ages across the city. For over ten years ecobirmingham have provided opportunities for people across Birmingham to explore environmental issues in fun and creative ways. Through Growing Up Green Festival we’re looking forward to helping locals discover organisations across Northfield that are helping the city become greener and healthier."
Annabel Clarke, Eco Birmingham
“We are a group of parents in Kings Heath trying to navigate the joys and challenges of raising environmentally responsible kids.”
Joint quote from Kings Heath organisers
Notes to editors