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York Environment Week this year.

21 February 2022

We are looking to expand the Core Group of people who are putting together YEW22. There have been two successful years so far, onwards and upwards. We need ideas to shape the progamme, organisational skills, and ideally somenone to take on social media and other publicity. All of the work is done by volunteers. The dates are not set yet, help decide what will be best. Interested, or looking for more information, please email us at YEF – Many thanks.

York Environment Week 2021 impact

14 January 2022

At January’s meeting of York Environment Forum the members discussed York Environment Week held last year. A comprehensive report compiled from feedback from event organisers and from the core group who put together the programme was published recently.

Here are some key facts: more than 1,000 people attended the main events; the programme included 45 main events, 11 late event entries, and 31 walks.

The focus of YEW 2021 was York acts together – tackling climate change. Event organisers reported on how their events contributed to this ambition. Paricipants committed to actions to take themselves such as joining a group or volunteering; there was increased networking among participants and among organising groups; and inceased interest in future events, activities and services.

Climate Feminism.

5 December 2021

York International Women’s Week for 2022 is calling out for events. The crucial dates are 5th to 13th March. If your group or organisation wants to showcase, celebrate, educate or entertain, submit your event to be included in the progamme. There is no charge to be included, and YIWW22 will be widely-publicised. Climate Feminism has been chosen as the theme to follow up the recent COP26. The Week will highlight action women and girls are taking to tackle climate change, and how women and girls in particular are affected by it.

November’s meeting

7 November 2021

A meeting in two sections for November. We are starting with sharing information about the impact of housing developments on the natural environment. York Environment Forum has a diverse membership with a wide range of knowledge which we want to make good use of. In October we identified several threats to the natural environment and on Tuesday we will develop this theme with a facilitated discussion.

The second section is a report about Transport in York, including the City of York Council’s transport plan, bus services, the Big Conversation and recent ideas proposed by the Civic Trust.

As usual the meeting is from 4 to 5pm. Tuesday 9th November via zoom.

Getting ready for COP26

12 October 2021

October meeting, Tuesday 12th October, 4 – 5pm. We are looking at what is happening in York about COP26. Some were mentioned in the recent York Environment Week. There is a Global Day of Action, craftivism, faith group activities, to mention a few, to enable engagement for anyone unable to trvel to Glasgow.

School Climate Action Strikes have been halted while schools were closed, how can young people have a greater voice before, during and after COP26? We will discuss this with a young person involved pre-pandemic.

Meeting in September

12 September 2021

Counting down to the start of York Environment Week 2021. On Tuesday 14th September, 4-5pm, York Environment Forum is hosting a range of event organisers to give a brief summary of their event. We will be asking the membership which events are they looking forward to taking part in. Some organisers have made short promotional videos which we will screen.

The first events are on Saturday 18th September. Some have a registration system so best not to leave it too late to decide what to do. The listings has had new entries recently, the full What’s On is here. The theme is to have local action on tackling change – using #YorkActsTogether. Posting on social media is a great way to support YEW 21.

York Environment Week 21 Listings

4 September 2021

Two weeks to go until this year’s York Environment Week starts. Bigger than last year, we have more than 50 events to choose from, all free to attend. This is where you can find the What’s On page.

Do you have an event to add to the listings? If you missed the first call for events it is not too late to be included. The entries are short and sweet, containing the main details. Email and we will send you a few questions to answer. Events are not for profit, and are on the theme of local action to tackle climate change.

July – Climate Emergency Centre for York?

12 July 2021

Our July meeting focuses on finding out more about what Climate Emergency Centres do in other towns and cities. How are ideas in York taking shape? How can anyone interested get involved? This will be a facilitated discussion for members of York Environment Forum and invited guests. The meeting is held on Zoom, and if you would like to attend email so as we can send you the link.

We meet on Tuesday 13th July, 4 to 5pm.

York Environment Week 2021.

22 June 2021

We are pleased to report that following its successful debut in 2020, York Environment Week will be back in 2021 from 18th to 26th September, so pencil it in your diaries now! The theme for this year is “#YorkActsTogether – Tackling Climate Change”.

There is a Call for Events out now. Please submit your event by Friday 16th July. Events can be in a variety of formats and settings. They can be ongoing during the Week – exhibitions, challenges, competions and so on, or traditional one off occasions. Creative and innovative ideas are welcome – any events which are related to local action which is tackling climate change.

To find out more the website of York Environment Week is where to look.

Meeting in June.

5 June 2021

Our guests at the next meeting are from One Planet York. The title chosen is ‘One Planet York since its Revitalisation last autumn‘. Progress recently includes becoming a Community Interest Company. There are ten principles that underpin OPY’s approach, with individuals leading work around each one. York Environment Forum was in at the start of OPY and we are keen to hear more about recent developments.

York Environment Forum members meet on Tuesday 8th June, 4 – 5pm, via Zoom.