Make a promise for Earth Hour!


Young people in Leeds are leading the way when it comes to making promises for the planet.

Earth Hour (24 March, 8.30pm) is a chance to be part of a global initiative to help protect the world we love - and Brownies, Cubs, schools and youth organisations are currently making the running in Leeds on WWF's interactive map.

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Positive vision needed to inspire action, say organisations

Creating a positive and influential vision of a low carbon Leeds is essential to organisational uptake of measures to reduce emissions, a Leeds Climate Commission survey has found. The survey on communications and engagement showed that a lack of time, information, and resources all present barriers – but that having an inspiring vision to rally around would help to catalyse action.

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Climate resilience database is just the start: now we need an app!

Lauren Fraser, an undergraduate at the University of Leeds, has compiled a database of resources on local and national climate resilience and adaptation to climate change for Leeds Climate Commission. Her work is finished, but there's potential for someone else to take up the reins, she writes in this blog.

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High Water, Common Ground: film screening and discussion

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 -
16:30 to 19:00

High Water Common Ground is a thought-provoking, unreleased 'documentary-meets-toolkit' about natural flood management. The screening will be followed by a discussion on the future of natural capital in Yorkshire, where a changing climate, air pollution and developments such as Leeds FAS2, HS2, South Bank, the Clean Air Zone and the Northern Forest all present major challenges and opportunities.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 -
19:30 to 21:00

Part of Leeds Festival of Science.


Suitable for ages 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult).

A show about climate change from comedian and environmental economist Matt Winning, describing how global warming is destroying both the planet and his life. 

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