Richmondshire Climate Action
We're doing it!
Richmondshire is taking action to respond to the climate and environment emergency that affects each and every one of us, now and in the future.
Supported by Richmondshire District Council, we are the Richmondshire Climate Action Partnership, and we are working with local people and communities to coordinate projects and action across the district.
Take a look at what we're doing and please contact us if you would like to get involved!
UPDATE - Helping Richmondshire Heat, Eat and Meet event - The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn - 1st July, 10am-3pm
Helping Richmondshire Heat, Eat and Meet - Tennants, Leyburn, 1st July 2022
Election survey results for all North Yorkshire council candidates
To view the environment and climate change survey results for all candidates (who responded) for the North Yorkshire council elections, click here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1h4_4V1BfLo7l281hDJbNgN32b-c-Pwe3/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=112484026436840149982&rtpof=true&sd=true
Election survey summary - here's a quick reference to councillor opinions
Climate change opinion survey responses for candidates standing for North Yorkshire councillor election - NOW IN!
Click on the link below to see the responses to our climate change survey questions provided by candidates standing for election in the forthcoming (5th May) North Yorkshire Council elections.
Over half of the candidates standing in the forthcoming North Yorkshire council elections have responded to our survey and responses have been received from candidates across the political spectrum in all the voting divisions except one.
Decarbonising new and existing buildings is the top priority for most candidates, whether that is helping householders with installing home insulation, solar panels and heat pumps or making sure that new developments and Council buildings such as schools and offices achieve zero carbon.
Green energy projects and improving public transport, cycling and walking infrastructure were also identified as top priorities by several candidates, with others focusing on the fundamentals of educating and enabling everybody to reduce energy, water and materials use, increasing recycling rates and developing circular economies.
Reflecting the rural nature of much of the area, priorities around land management, action to incentivise lower intensity farming and to support greater biodiversity were often cited. These included rearing fewer animals, growing more organic crops, giving marginal areas over to rewilding and woodland, and protecting and expanding natural features such as peat bogs, woods, hedgerows and wildflower meadows.
Community Energy Ambassador's Training Course
The Yorkshire Energy Doctor has announced its 27th Energy Ambassadors course. Details can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/energy-ambassadors-course-27-tickets-325560719877?utm_source=eventbrite&utm_medium=email&utm_content=follow_notification&utm_campaign=following_published_event&utm_term=Energy+Ambassadors+course+27&aff=ebemoffollowpublishemail
April Climate Practitioners update
This update, provided by the North Yorkshire Climate Change Policy Officer, has been added to our documents list and can be viewed by clicking on the About tab at the top of our website and selecting 'docs'.
Free online seminar on how to build a subsidy free rooftop solar project
Organised by Community Energy South, you can register to participate in this seminar here:
Unitary Authority Elections - candidate survey
On May the 5th Richmondshire residents will be able to cast their votes for candidates standing as prospective councillors for North Yorkshire County Council, who will also then serve as councillors in the new Unitary Authority effective from April 2023.
Richmondshire Climate Action Partnership has organised a survey of those prospective candidates to gauge their stance on issues related to the environment and climate change, and we will publish feedback from respondents as soon as it is available. We will also issue a short press release to local media summarising the results of the survey. Details of divisions and candidates can be found on Wikipedia, here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_North_Yorkshire_Council_election
We very much hope that candidates will participate in our survey and ensure that their opinions on policy making to address climate change and good environmental stewardship are made explicit to the public.
Earth Day - 30th March 2022 - Make 'Just One Change'
What are you doing to reduce carbon and/or safeguard and improve your local environment and biodiversity on Earth Day 2022?
Can you plant some trees?
How could you reduce your food waste?
Could you take steps to reduce your use of plastic, or buy food and goods with less packaging?
Could you install some solar panels, or even think about an air or ground source heat pump?
Can you car share to work or the shops?
How do you feel about joining us in making 'Just One Change', right now, to reduce our carbon footprint or benefit our environment? Every change makes a difference, however small. And, once you've made 'One Small Change', what could you do next?
Do let us know what you decided to do by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org