Co-lead: Dr Lynda Dunlop Department of Education
Co-lead: Dr Abi Perrin Department of Biology
YorkCliConnect is a city-wide network that aims to support and strengthen the local community that understands, communicates and takes action on the Climate and Nature Emergencies we are all facing. By connecting people, projects and organisations in York we facilitate the sharing of knowledge and resources, reduce duplication of effort, support and encourage one another, and ultimately help empower necessary change.
The York CliConnect project began in April 2023 as a collaboration between three climate and nature educators – Abi Perrin, Lynda Dunlop and Sophia Cheng (With Many Roots) with funding from the York Environmental Sustainability Institute's Knowledge Exchange Fellows Scheme.
How You Can Get Involved
Join our mailing list by emailing YorkCliConnect@proton.me
End of Year Update (2023)
Some highlights have included:
- We ran three networking and social events, bringing together over 80 people and dozens of local organisations, some for the first time.
- We facilitated 6 climate science workshops and 2 biodiversity workshops for our community and Sophia also trained up some fantastic new workshops facilitators, increasing of capacity to empower one another with knowledge in the future.
- We launched our website york.earth, which we have used to share news, events and resources collected and created by our community. We have also grown York Resilience Web, a directory and source of information about environmental and social justice groups operating in our city.
- In collaboration with Chris Packham's Restore Nature Now campaign we coordinated Yorkshire nature charities and grassroots groups to join together in calling for a strengthening of environmental protections and commitments to restoring biodiversity.
Looking ahead to 2024, watch out for the announcements of new workshops, dates for the Climate Book reading group, climate cafes, regular meetings of local grassroots groups, York Environment Week 2024 and much more. If you are running any events you would like us to promote, or if you have anything else to advertise or are looking for help with, please do let us know. You can email us via email@example.com and/or you can add to our online community noticeboard.
All the very best, and I hope to see you again in 2024.