York Environment Week kicks off this week!

In the run-up to COP26 in Glasgow this November, residents and visitors are invited to find out what we can do in York to tackle climate change as a part of the city’s second ever Environment Week.


York’s Liberal Democrat councillors are encouraging people to take part in the many free events from 40+ local groups, which will be exploring themes such as energy, transport, food and nature from September 18-26th, with events available both online and in person.


With this year’s theme #YorkActsTogether-Tackling Climate Change, events will highlight ways in which everyone can help reduce climate change by individual and group action.


Events will range from exploring the Community Woodland grounds to discussions on the future of transport, food and energy. Practical sessions on Re-Wilding the Campus East of University of York and upcycling furniture also feature during the week.


The programme, put together by members of York Environment Forum, can be found here: https://yorkenvironmentweek.org.uk/events-2021/


Councillor Paula Widdowson, Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change, commented:


“York Environment Week is a great way to engage in the very current discussions on how we can all do our bit to address climate change. It’s great to see so many local groups devote their time to this important topic, with so many excellent events on this year’s programme.


“This year’s theme is a crucial reminder that we’re in this together – we all must act and make changes that will benefit our health and the planet.


“I’d encourage everyone to take a closer look at the work being done locally by the Council, countless groups and organisations as well as environmentally conscious residents, and take part in this year’s York Environment Week.”

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