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Cop26

Pledge to Save Planet Earth

Join us at our FREE online Pupil Climate Change Event – Thursday 18th November 2021: 1-3pm

Inspired by the international COP 26 climate change event taking place in Glasgow in November; we are inviting all North Yorkshire schools to an online event for pupils to explore climate change and what you can do in school to cut carbon and make a difference.

Over 70 schools have already signed-up – this is OVER 1000 pupils who will benefit from this amazing experience. It’s not too late to join us so please get in touch, we’d love to see you there.

We’re now able to share with you more details of this exciting event.

You will hear from Local Author Katie Daynes – Author of “Can We Really Help the Polar Bears?”

Katie has been writing non-fiction children's books for almost half her life and loves questioning the world from a child's point of view. She's developed some of Usborne's bestselling series, including the See Inside books and Lift-the-flap Questions & Answers. “Can We Really Help The Polar Bears?” is her first book in an exciting new environmental series, written to empower and inspire young readers.

Take part in workshops

You can choose 2 of the 4 workshops running on the day.

Climate change is impacting on the whole world right now. Craven Development Education Centre is looking into the global impacts of what we do here. With their connections in developing countries the workshop with investigate climate actions from across the planet.

“What happens to our waste” looks into the staggering amount of waste made by human beings. Reducing waste is the first thing we must do, all the way to the final processes of energy from waste at Allerton Park. Focusing on food waste the Yorkshire Rotters present staggering statistics and will highlight steps we should take: encouraging us to only buy what we need and how we can dispose of any waste we do have by composting or turning it in energy for our homes.

The Energy and Sustainability traded service’s resident superhero Power Down Pete will be looking into the ways we can save energy at home and school. By maximising the reductions, we can all make in our carbon footprints every person can deliver the actions necessary to reduce carbon emissions.

Feeling empowered is something we all should be as climate issues are going to affect everyone on the planet. “The voices of young people must be heard and reflected in these negotiations here at COP. The actions and scrutiny of young people are key to us keeping 1.5 alive and creating a net-zero future”, said Alok Sharma, COP26 President. NYCC Youth Voice are looking into the ways in which young people can get their voices heard. Young people have regularly voted environmental issues as their top priority and they have already started taking action.

Share your pledge

Finally, we’ll be coming together with Richard Flinton, Chief Executive of North Yorkshire County Council, to share pledges. Start thinking about what you, as a school and as individuals, could do to help save planet Earth.

Want to know more?

For more information copy and paste this link into your browser:

https://virtuel.co.uk/north-yorks-pupil-climate-change-event-cloned-12070/

To sign up

You only need to BOOK ONE PLACE PER SCHOOL VIA NYES SLA Online (sla-online.co.uk) using course code:  NRG-OM-1121-T001.

For any event enquiries please contact: energy.team@northyorks.gov.uk