A climate change campaign aiming to help people make positive life changes will kick off in Watford this month.

The national event Great Big Green Week, held between September 18 and 26, will involve a series of informative events about how people can live more sustainably.

There will also be a litter pick, free Beryl Bike trips, a Love Your Waste webinar, nature tours and volunteering opportunities.

Green-living booklets with advice on how to live in an eco-friendlier life will also be distributed.

The campaign has been organised by Friends of the Earth and the borough councils in Watford and Three Rivers.

Elected mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “Watford has long been committed to fighting climate change and preserving the town’s rich biodiversity and stunning natural spaces.

“We’re so proud to be taking part in this year’s Great Big Green Week, which highlights the vital importance of our ecosystems and the role that the town plays in giving the world a greener, healthier and more sustainable future.”

Councillor Ian Stotesbury, responsible for Transport and Sustainability said: “Great Big Green Week is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the huge and growing range of local sustainable groups, shops, charities and activities.

“We must come together to learn to tackle climate change - and in doing so make our lives more active, healthy and sustainable. Thanks to everyone getting involved this year - we hope to grow this year on year!”

For more information or to get involved visit www.greenwatford.uk/greenweek/