Craven’s Climate Emergency Officer
Towards Carbon Neutral Churches in Craven have a display in Skipton library until 25 November. It will then go on tour! It will be in the libraries in Bentham (Dec), Ingleton (Jan) and Embsay (Feb). www.stmaryembsay.org.uk/churches-in-craven-carbon-neutral/ This initiative comes from the NYCC Libraries Beyond Carbon Group
Friends of the Dales Talk: Rural Bus Services in the 21st Century – challenges and opportunities, Wednesday 16 November 2022, 4.30pm Kevin Armstrong, will talk about how Dalesbus came into being and of the challenges and opportunities facing it and other rural bus services at a time of funding cuts, fuel price rises and a need for improvements in ‘greener’ travel. This talk is free for all to join. Events – Friends of the Dales
Cononley’s Cleaner, Greener group are hosting a coffee morning on Saturday 19 November in the morning at the village institute to talk about waste management – encourage recycling, composting, reducing waste etc. They have their own community freecycle group which is really effective, the village shop is great for refills, and we also support the Great British Clean up campaign every year.
Give Peat a Chance, The Folly, Settle (pictured), now until Friday 23 December 2022. In an exhibition that starts thousands of years ago and runs up to the present day, we look at how Dales peatlands formed; the wildlife that lives there; how our actions have affected our peatlands; and what we’re doing to restore them. This exhibition was created by the Yorkshire Peat Partnership
Settle Stories have the climate emergency as their Yorkshire Festival of Story theme this year. The festival is on 4th-27th November with in-person & online events all free (with donations asked for). The programme’s here: https://yorkshirefestivalofstory.com/
YDMT are putting people on a Dales Climate champions course at the end of November / early December – if you are interested contact – Anthea Hanson email@example.com
West Yorkshire Health and Care partnership will be recruiting 30 Health Equity Fellows including 5 Climate Change Fellows. They would really appreciate if you could provide any project ideas that you think would be relevant for the Fellows to undertake, they would also like to ask if anyone would be interested in volunteering to be a mentor. For further information on the fellowship programmes, Improving Population Health Fellowship pages.
Please sign up to the NYCC North Yorkshire Now newsletter which will have the first few climate change ‘articles’ in, and then we will be developing a specific climate change e newsletter as we move into the new Unitary Authority – North Yorkshire Council – next year. This will include details of the consultation between January and March 23 on the draft North Yorkshire Council Climate Change Strategy, with information about how you can find out more about it and comment on the Strategy – NY Now sign up | North Yorkshire County Council.
All the Local Authorities in North Yorkshire are working together in the run up to becoming a unitary authority. To develop the new Council plan, priorities and spending / budgets, they are asking you to take part in the Let’s Talk North Yorkshire consultation exercise. If you haven’t already, please take the surveys ( Local, Budget and Devolution!) Have Your Say Today – Let’s Talk North Yorkshire – Commonplace
Local Area Energy Plans
There was a public ‘showcase’ event for the York and North Yorkshire Local Area Energy Plans which outlined the findings of the LAEPs and how it will be used to support decarbonisation projects going forwards —please find the recording here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/rmEf3Vmr7rU0NCya7qAwnZOHQb51-Zs_T5SlvQnPxQNQ6V5cZw6_rJZdepSyIlW0.65gsCUfqdKtA6TPW
If you would like to keep up to date with progress around the Local Area Energy Plans and see the finalised versions, please sign up to the LEP Carbon Negative Circular Economy Newsletter: Newsletter Signup | York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (ynylep.com)