Inspirational environmental talks with special guests hosted by Ryedale Environmental Group. All talks take place via Zoom.

Our next talk will be…

A chance to learn more and have your say

Tuesday 28th June at 7pm

Join representatives from Third Energy and Ryedale District Council to hear about this pioneering project underway in Ryedale, which aims to produce clean renewable energy from underground. Read more about it here.

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The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Action Plan
Andy Gouldson,  Professor of Environmental Policy, The University of Leeds

Andy Gouldson was instrumental in the Yorkshire and Humberside Climate Commission’s Action Plan that was published at the end of last year. Andy will talk through the aims and principles of the climate action report, and will discuss the framework for change and key actions proposed within. We’ll then discuss how local environmental groups can play their part in achieving the goals set out for this region.

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View the Climate Action Plan for Yorkshire and Humber here

A Wilder Life –  a conversation with local naturalist Amy-Jane Beer

In this free-form session Amy-Jane will share some of her immersive encounters with the local wild and read from her forthcoming book The Flow. She is very happy to answer questions, especially relating to rivers, trees, rewilding of land and human life, and equality of access to nature. Local naturalist, author and campaigner Amy-Jane began her career as a biologist, science writer and editor, before beginning a transition to creative nature writing and environmental activism. She is author of several dozen books, a Country Diarist for The Guardian, columnist for British Wildlife, contributor to BBC Wildlife and Countryfile magazines, President of Friends of the Dales and conservation advisor to the Castle Howard estate.

Tackling Climate Change in Ryedale
An audience with Adam Vaughan, the new Climate Change Officer at Ryedale District Council

Adam Vaughan discusses what action should be taken at council level on tackling the climate emergency. Adam outlines current plans the council have.

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Global Perspectives on Environmental Action

Two global perspectives on tackling environmental issues. Live speakers from Uganda and Peru. There will be representatives from Saving Earth Africa, (based in Uganda) and a speaker from Peru.

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An hour-long presentation on the climate crisis and its solutions. Join Ali Webb, climate change communicator and filmmaker for an interactive and engaging talk that will leave you inspired to take climate action in this crucial year.

This November, the UK will be hosting COP26, the most important climate negotiations since the Paris Agreement. What is a COP? What happens? How is the UK progressing and what can you do? Come along (virtually) to find out the answers.

Ali is a Climate Reality Leader, trained by former US Vice President Al Gore. He runs Change the Climate, a non-profit organisation that educates and inspires citizens through talks, workshops and events.

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Wildlife Gardening
Ros Lilley from the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust joins us to discuss how gardens can be beautiful as well as wildlife friendly. All gardens are important and can support wildlife by offering a haven habitat.

Download wildlife friendy plants list here

Recycling Plastics in Ryedale
Jane Robinson, Waste and Recycling Officer at Ryedale District Council presents facts, figures and trends on recycling plastics in Ryedale. Learn what happens to plastics collected and RDC’s plans for the future. Plus hints and tips to reduce your plastic usage.
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Your Digital Carbon Footprint and How to Reduce It by the University of York Students
What price does the planet pay every time we send an email, search in Google, watch Netflix or join a Zoom call? You’d be surprised! Having recently completed a short project on improving business sustainability, a team of four students from York University have come up with some fascinating insights and practical actions we can all take to reduce our digital carbon footprint.
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Paths for Everyone by Helen Gundry, Secretary of Ryedale Cycle Forum
Helen Gundry leads a conversation on why paths for everyone are important, and the recent progress that Ryedale Cycle Forum have made towards some new paths in Ryedale. In this Zoom presentation, Helen will share some of the progress so far,  the designs, route ideas, considerations and hurdles… and ways that you might be able to help. 
Read more about Paths for Everyone HERE
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