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We are taking action for our health!

Through funding from The National Lottery, via Can Do South Yorkshire, GPs and students were supported to evaluate the environmental practices of GPs in South Yorkshire, and implement new ideas.
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We are having an eco-friendly Christmas!

From overbuying food to receiving (or giving!) unwanted gifts, we produce more waste at Christmas than we would during the year. Our Alternative Christmas Markets showcased something different - a more sustainable festive season is possible!

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We’re growing our own ‘bits of earth!’

The Bare Project, as part of Can Do South Yorkshire and the Festival of Debate, ran a seed and story exchange project called ‘A Bit of Earth’. In this mini-blog series, we’ll be drawing out some of the themes which run through these stories.

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Generating zero-carbon electricity, made in Sheffield!

If we are going to tackle climate change, one of the most important things we can do 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 and buildings. Keep reading to find out more about Sheffield Renewables’ work, and how to get involved.

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Cyclists campaign 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 environmentally conscious way.

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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 feed communities at affordable prices.

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Architecture students design climate hub

A group of Architecture students from the University of Sheffield partnered with Can Do South Yorkshire to imagine and design a pilot climate hub, envisioning a city centre space where people can collaborate, socialise and take climate action.

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60 schools take part in climate conference

The first ever Schools’ Climate Conference, organised by Schools’ Climate Education South Yorkshire (SCESY), was held online in July, with 60 schools in attendance. Pupils from both primary and secondary schools participated in creative workshops and listened to talks from climate experts.

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Pioneering kids plant over 3,000 trees

In 2020, children and families across Sheffield planted over 3,000 trees, thanks to the hard work of Kids Plant Trees, an organisation which aims to protect our environment by connecting children with nature.

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