Can Do South Yorkshire: We are connecting people, nature and climate!

In the summer of 2020, we were delighted to learn that the National Lottery had awarded SCA & its partners funding for an 18 month development project. We were able to hire new members of staff, expand our alliance and plan exciting public engagement activities. In August, 2021, after an unpredictable year, we launched Can Do South Yorkshire, a project that aims to empower and enable people in South Yorkshire to take climate action. 

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Partnerships are key to the success of Can Do South Yorkshire. We believe that we can achieve more when we work together and share ideas and perspectives, which is why we partnered with over 30 organisations when making our first bid to the Lottery. Now, we are celebrating the work of of our amazing partners. We commissioned Opus Independents (the amazingly creative people behind Now Then magazine and the Festival of Debate) to film short videos about organisations in South Yorkshire that are taking climate action in creative ways.

Watch the videos here, and head to the Can Do South Yorkshire website to read the success stories and learn how you can take action too.

Kids Plant Trees: Pioneering kids plant over 3,000 trees!

In 2020, children and families across Sheffield planted over 3000 trees, thanks to the hard work of Kids Plant Trees, an organisation which aims to protect our environment by connecting children with nature.

Watch the video below, and read the full story on the Can Do South Yorkshire website here. 

Cycle Sheffield: Meet the cyclists campaigning for safer streets!

Cycle Sheffield are on a mission to make cycling safer and more accessible for everyone in the city. With your help, they want to campaign for better cycling routes and more support for people who want to travel in a more sustainable way. 

Watch the video below, and read the full story on the Can Do South Yorkshire website here.

 

Food Works: We save 500 tonnes of food from landfill every year!

Did you know that if food waste was a country, it would be the world’s third biggest producer of carbon emissions, after the US and China? That’s why Food Works do their amazing work, saving tonnes of food from landfill every year and using it to cook delicious meals and feed communities.

Watch the video below, and read the full story on the Can Do South Yorkshire website here.

 

Sheffield Renewables: We’re generating and using local renewable energy!

One of the most important things we can do to tackle climate change is switch from using fossil fuels to using renewable energy sources to generate electricity. Even here in Yorkshire, we can harness the sun’s rays to power our homes!

Watch the video below, and read the full story on the Can Do South Yorkshire website, here.

Do you have a climate change story you’d like to tell, or a success story to feature on the Can Do South Yorkshire website? Get in touch with us at info@sheffieldclimatealliance.net!