Take a look at the groups that make up Sheffield Climate Alliance’s membership and the network of allies. Filter the groups by the areas they organise around, then click on each logo to find out more and how to get involved.
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Burngreave Clean Air Campaign
Burngreave Clean Air Campaign is a community environmental group whose members are residents of Burngreave which aims to raise awareness about the illegal levels of air pollution in our part of Sheffield and to bring about changes to improve air quality. We regard air pollution as a public health emergency which kills 500 people in Sheffield alone each year. Air pollution has been linked to diseases as diverse as childhood asthma, maldevelopment of children’s lungs and brains, heart disease, diabetes, cancers, spread of viral infection and dementia. We monitor local air quality monthly.
Although we are a local group, we are aware that toxic air kills millions around the world each year and that it is closely linked to the climate emergency. Our emphasis is on working with local people by holding stalls at local festivals, fairs and on the streets, organising petitions and protests. We also cooperate with local schools and other organisations including Sheffield Climate Alliance. We work with our local councillors, MP and media outlets. We send out regular emailings to our supporters and also have Burngreave Clean Air Facebook page. We have supported a number of students from the University of Sheffield with their projects from the departments of planning and journalism. We support improvements to public transport and to active travel as means of reducing motor traffic which is responsible for most of the toxic fumes in our area. We are always pleased to hear from people in Burngreave and beyond and so we look forward to hearing from you!”
Volunteer:Get involved with talking to local people, publicity, writing for media, petitioning, lobbying, air monitoring.
Climate Communications Hub
The Climate Communications Hub is a supportive and welcoming forum for people interested in developing their skills in communicating about climate change. We are a voluntary group whose aim is to encourage ‘climate conversations’ whether at college, at work, at home, or in public spaces.
Volunteer:Get involved with giving talks, developing our social media output, welcoming guests, crerating fun events.
Extinction Rebellion Sheffield
We are a group of people in Sheffield taking part in the international Extinction Rebellion movement.
This is a group aimed at promoting non-violent direct action & civil disobedience for action on the climate & ecological crisis.
Actions include creative and dramatic demonstrations, protests, council lobbying, music, community democracy and rewilding projects.
Volunteer:We have roles to suit everyone depending on what they’d like to bring to the organisation: banner makers, media & messaging, musicians, public speakers, fundraisers, admin, finance, events organisers, actions planners, diversity & inclusion team, tech, regenerative culture & wellbeing, young families.
We are building a more fair and sustainable food system for Sheffield.
A third of all food produced globally is wasted. We don’t think that is right. It’s not good for people and it’s not good for the planet. We need to do better.
Our aim is to be the first city in the UK with zero food waste.
Every Mouthful Matters
- INTERCEPT: Our volunteers rescue surplus food from accross the region seven days a week.
- GROW: We grow sustainable produce right here in Sheffield.
- REPURPOSE: Groceries, meals and artisan products are available to all at our food hubs
Volunteer:Check out https://thefoodworks.org/volunteer/ for latest volunteering opportunities
Green New Deal UK, South Yorkshire
We’re building a movement for the Green New Deal – an ambitious national plan to tackle climate breakdown while creating a fair society that works for everyone. In the GND UK South Yorkshire hub, we’re committed to work collaboratively with people from diverse communities, groups and organisations across South Yorkshire to create a vision of what a Green New Deal would look like locally, and campaign together on the practical steps to make it a reality.
We are allied with and committed to the 5 principles of Green
New Deal UK, which works to:
1. Totally decarbonise the economy of the United Kingdom within 10 years
2. Create millions of new well-paid, secure, unionised jobs across the country
3. Transform our economy so the financial system serves the needs of people and planet, with an accountable and democratic government in the driving seat.
4. Protect and restore vital habitats and carbon sinks, including forests and wild areas, and ensure the provision of clean water, air, green spaces and a healthy environment for all.
5. Promote global justice by supporting all peoples and countries to decarbonise quickly and fairly, in line with timeframes set out by science.
GNDSY meet on alternate Wednesdays from 6-7.15 pm. We’d love new people to join so please email us firstname.lastname@example.org or call Joan on 01142 498613
We collaborate to organise events and to lobby local politicians and institutions. New members are always welcome, bring your skills and connections whatever they are.
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We are a group of GPs, medical students and others, who recognise that the climate crisis is the leading public health issue of our generation. The group’s aim is to engage our primary care community towards Greener Practice: actions that improve the health of both people and planet.
- Improves health now – e.g. Active travel reduces air pollution and provides exercise related health benefits. Sustainable diets reduce chronic disease. Spending time in nature through green prescribing has known mental and physical health benefits.
- Protects future health – e.g. through mitigating health threats from the climate crisis such as extreme weather events, heat stress, vector-borne disease, food shortage, air and water quality etc.
- Reduces health inequalities – The climate crisis disproportionately affects the poorest in society and so addressing it reduces this impact. Addressing fuel poverty is an example of where health inequalities and climate change are simultaneously addressed. Another example is through supporting community resilience.
- Improves workload and costs – e.g. through improved patient health, reduced prescribing/procurement costs, reduced energy use.
Volunteer:We are looking for those who are able to take part in our lobbying and campaigning work
River Stewardship Company
A social enterprise that engages and connects with volunteers, communities and schools through a programme of activities linked to commercial contracting work that improves the ecology, accessibility and flood resilience of waterways and landscapes in the Sheffield region.
Inspiring, Empowering and Connecting Communities.
Riverlution is a programme of activities, delivered by River Stewardship Company, to engage and connect with volunteers, communities and schools. We deliver events and offer skills and support to enable people to enhance their local waterways. This doesn’t just contribute to the environmental legacy we strive for – it creates lasting connections between people and the places that matter to them.
Volunteer:Get involved with improving rivers by clearing debris and rubbish, surveying wildlife and supporting local communities.