Published: Monday, 04th June 2018

A new, year-long campaign is being launched to promote and celebrate Oldham’s amazing natural environment.

Launching on World Environment Day – 5 June – Green Oldham, will showcase the very best in green spaces, wildlife and environmental initiatives.

Focusing on a different theme each month, it will also show off the work of amazing members of the community who are devoting their time to making the area a better place.

It will also help people to find out how to make the most of the fantastic green areas that surround the town; showcasing wildlife walks, fruit picking routes and many more fun activities for all the family.

The campaign launches today with the publication of a launch video across all of Oldham Council’s digital platforms. To watch the video now, visit www.facebook.com/iloveoldham.

Cllr Abdul Jabbar, Deputy Leader of Oldham Council, who came up with the idea for the campaign, said: “Oldham has an amazing natural environment and it’s about time we celebrated it.

“We’re bringing together the very best of Oldham’s green spaces, places, people and initiatives all in one place.

“We hope it will help people to make green choices, enjoy days out in Oldham’s fabulous green spaces, enjoy local outdoor events and encourage organisations to make environmentally conscious choices.

“If you’ve got a green initiative to tell us about, all you have to do is tell us using the hashtag #greenoldham.”

A new web page has also been launched – www.oldham.gov.uk/greenoldham - where you can learn about all of Oldham’s green initiatives all in one place.

Each month, the campaign will feature a minimum of two videos on a range of different green themes with opportunities for residents to get involved.

That starts in July when Oldham Council launches “The Big Green Survey” which will ask you to feedback your green priorities to help shape the future work that is done to Oldham’s environment.

Following on from that, August will see the focus switch to parks and green spaces, while September will be a “back to school” themed month where w

The Green Oldham monthly calendar is as follows and nominations are open for topics for the first six months of next year.

June - Launch month
July - Green survey month
August -Parks month
September - Green schools month
October - Trees month
November - Warm Homes month
December - Recycling month

To get involved, to suggest a topic or to nominate a person, organisation or initiative that is helping to make Oldham a cleaner, greener place, just post on social media using the hashtag #greenoldham. 

You can also email us at environmental.policy@oldham.gov.uk or visit www.oldham.gov.uk/greenoldham for more information.

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