Tag: Climate Crisis

£2.5 million to help Leeds communities tackle climate crisis

Tackling climate change in Leeds gets £2.5 million boost, thanks to National Lottery funding £2.5 million of National Lottery funding is going to a partnership of Leeds organisations, including Voluntary Action Leeds, to work with communities across the city to take action, tackle climate change and create over 40 local

Beeston Councillor leads pension fossil fuels divestment drive

On Thursday 31 July councillors on West Yorkshire Pension Fund’s Joint Advisory Group (JAG) took the unexpected step of voting against the proposed WYPF Funding Strategy Statement. WYPF manages the pensions of local government workers in the five West Yorkshire Councils. The Statement was rejected by a majority of councillors

You’re never too young to be an eco-warrior

As part of our Climate Crisis series, South Leeds Life asked local schools what they are doing around environmental education and action. Here are the responses from Cockburn school and Greenmount Primary School in Beeston, but first the members of Westwood Primary School‘s Eco Club in Middleton: We are a

Two thousand saplings planted in Hunslet

Dozens of volunteers of all ages got digging together during January 2020, planting 2,000 saplings across Hunslet – in what is planned as the first phase of a major tree-planting initiative across south Leeds. Over five days, the volunteers planted the trees on the edge of a number of local