Over the last few months VONNE and the other members of the VONNE Climate Action Alliance
have been working together to talk to others in the North East VCSE sector about how we can create and support a movement of organisations to take climate action by learning more, making organisational changes and support conversations and climate action activities in and through their work. This work has been support through the Catalyst and National Lottery Community Fund COVID-19 Digital Programme. We have carried out lots of research with organisations, built a prototype website and carried out testing and conversations on some tools that we could develop to support the sector.
The majority of the organisations we spoke to said they need help to start to take their first steps to address the climate emergency and also that they wanted to learn more about the issue and how they could or should respond.
This work has culminated in a web-based engagement and action tool - Going Green Together
that enables organisations to find and take their first steps in a variety of topic areas - office, travel, energy, food, engagement and waste. The website also encourages organisations to share and inspire others with the actions they have taken.
Why not take a look and see what you can share and get some ideas for action!