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Circular Yorkshire is a campaign to raise awareness and inspire action around the circular economy as a way to make our region, its businesses and communities greener, fairer and stronger.

Building a circular economy in York & North Yorkshire will be a vital part of achieving our ambitions for the region’s economy to be carbon negative by 2040. By embracing the circular economy, communities can build stronger and more inclusive connections and businesses can become more profitable.

What is a circular economy?

It’s a way of working that promotes using only what we need, stopping waste and making the most of all our resources, including people, products, services, systems and our planet.

How can it benefit our region?

It will create a thriving & resilient economy that benefits business and the environment for all people now and in the future.

Collaboration is key to our success. Businesses small and large, local authorities, towns and our communities must act together. 

Co-Design Sessions: Supporting North Yorkshire community climate action

As part of the Decarbonising Communities and Businesses Pillar of the North Yorkshire Shared Prosperity Fund, North Yorkshire Council and York & North Yorkshire LEP are running a number of workshops to co-design a programme to build capacity for community climate action - including project development, management support and funding for feasibility studies.

To ensure the programme best fit the needs of communities, the co-design sessions will unpack the current challenges communities face in relation to energy and net zero, the opportunities, types of support that should be provided, and the user journey through the programme.

Who are they for?

The sessions are for community groups, organisations and residents who have an interest in taking climate action, reducing energy bills and working together to develop net zero projects. Organisations that support communities are also welcome to attend.

Why join a session?

This is an exciting opportunity to shape a future programme for North Yorkshire – that can support your community to develop a climate action plan or impactful project.

Sign up and shape the future:

16th May – 1pm – 3pm Skipton, SELFA

18th May – 1pm – 3pm Selby, Brayton Community Centre

24th May – 9.30am – 12pm - Scarborough, Sea View Conference room in Scarborough Town Hall

7th June - 10.30am - 12.30pm Online Session (This is the final co-design workshop and will act as a wrap-up session where we will present the initial design of the programme i.e., outputs of the previous sessions, and will be an opportunity for you to provide feedback)


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