A celebration at Kymin Gardens

By Nub News Reporter

20th Sep 2022 | Local News

A gathering at The Kymin. Picture by Piotr Skoczylas.
A gathering at The Kymin. Picture by Piotr Skoczylas.

A celebration will take place at Penarth's Kymin Gardens this coming weekend as part part of the 'Big Green Week'.

The Penarth Growing Community will play host at the Kymin on Saturday, 24 September from 10am to 2pm, to celebrate local green projects and environmental action, as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight the need for urgent action on climate and nature. 

With community stalls, a Good Mood Food workshop and kids activities, it's a chance for the community to come together and find out about local projects including Penarth Growing Community, Penarth Tree Forum, Benthyg Penarth and Plastic Free Penarth, and Gwyrddio Penarth Greening, plus many others.

It coincides with Great Big Green Week, a nationwide climate action campaign, taking place between 24 September - 2 October, which will see thousands of people across the UK organising local festivals and events. The campaign aims to draw attention to climate change, destruction of the natural world, while also making a connection with these issues in communities like Penarth, at the same time as showcasing actions to tackle climate change. Creating a better world, for us now and for the next generation. 

Sally Hughes, organising the event said: "I want to see progress on tackling climate change because I care about what kind of future my child will grow up in, and I think there's a lot we can all do to protect our children's future."  

Richard Parry from Friends of the Kymin and director of the cultural think tank Coleridge Cymru added: "The climate emergency is fully upon us. The weather and temperature changes have begun. It is now time to take up fully our responsibility to make changes to our lives and culture. Politicians, local and national, can't do this alone. They need all of us to work with them as we seek justice for the communities of the world and the health and flourishing of the natural planet that is our home. For us, that means making significant changes in our town, supporting national exploration and change and campaigning for swift international action in response to these remarkable and overwhelming emergencies."

The Great Big Green Week is being organised by The Climate Coalition, the UK's largest group of people dedicated to action against climate change, whose members include the National Trust, WWF, Women's Institute, Oxfam, and RSPB. Other organisations supporting the campaign included BT, British Mountaineering Council, and the Manchester United Foundation. 

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