Reading Climate Festival Week

Residents, organisations and businesses across Reading are being encouraged to get involved in action to tackle climate change by taking part in Reading Climate Festival, a week of events from 20th to 26th September designed to inspire positive action on climate change.

Reading Climate Festival is aimed at helping residents, businesses, schools and community groups find out how to live more sustainably, make changes that will contribute towards our goal of a net zero, climate resilient town and gain a better understanding of how what we do locally makes a difference.

It starts on Monday 20 September with a programme that includes talks, workshops, movie screenings, guided tours, performances and even a public participation art project. The University of Reading will be running a number of events both for students and the general public, and there will be special events for educators who want to embed climate change into the curriculum.

This year’s festival is bigger and better than ever with more live events and a stronger arts and culture element. It’s supported by Reading UK’s Forbury Business Improvement District and The Great Big Green Week, a nationwide celebration of action on climate change. The festival is being run in association with Reading Town Meal, which has its centrepiece event in the Forbury Gardens on Saturday 25 September.

The festival programme comprises over 40 events, both online and in person, with something for everyone no matter their age or background.

Reading Climate Action Network - full schedule of events