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Updates from Going Green Together - Issue #5

Updates from Going Green Together - Issue #5
Hello and welcome to the Going Green Together newsletter. Our campaign supports VCSE organisations in the North East on their journey towards net zero.

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Going Green Together logo and Newsletter banner with graphics of landmarks from the North East, trees, a wind turbine and a bicycle.
Latest from Going Green Together
Since the last newsletter we’ve been plugging away getting the word out about the campaign.
We want to thank everyone who has helped us to promote and engaged with the campaign so far and look forward to working with you more in the future. Collaboration is a key part of Going Green Together and by continuing to do this we can help the sector to help our planet.
We hosted our January peer support session where organisations shared their Green New Year’s resolutions. You can find out what else we chatted about in the session on our Medium blog. We really want to try and encourage more organisations to come along to the sessions, so if you haven’t been yet or you know someone who is starting to think about how to take climate action within their organisation, send them our way.
We’re also hoping to have more news on our National Lottery Community Fund Stage 2 application in the coming months so stay tuned for some exciting updates!
If you have any climate action events or news you’d like us to share, email hello@goinggreentogether.org.
Big Energy Saving Campaign
Throughout January we’ve been sharing information about Citizens Advice and Energy Saving Trust’s Big Energy Saving Campaign on our social media channels. With energy price inflation round the corner, visit our website to see what you can do within your organisation to save energy, money and the planet.
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Going Green Together logo and VCAA banner with graphics of landmarks from the North East, trees, a wind turbine and a bicycle.
Groundwork's Youth in a changing climate report and toolkit
Groundwork have written an interesting report and useful social action toolkit for developing climate action projects. Whilst this is aimed at young people it could be used more broadly for organisations.
VCAA Member's blog spotlight!
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Going Green Together logo and Events banner with graphics of landmarks from the North East, trees, a wind turbine and a bicycle.
Monthly peer support session
Wednesday, February 9th, 4pm-5pm
Join our peer support session to collaborate with other organisations and take your first steps towards Net Zero. We’re here to give you a helping hand so you can take climate action.
Discussion topics for this session will include:
  • Approaching climate action engagement with others - especially the wider staff team
  • How do we make climate action relevant to our sector/charitable mission/the needs of our communities?
We hope to see you there!
NCVO Member's Assembly for the North East
Wednesday, February 8th, 9:30am-12noon
We’re partnering with NCVO to deliver their Member’s Assembly for the North East!
The Assembly offers the opportunity for NCVO members to discuss and explore our campaign on climate action and staff wellbeing at work.
Northern Powergrid - Improving resilience during a power cut
Wednesday, 2nd March, 10am
Community support organisations can attend this event to discuss how Northern Powergrid can support their customers to be more resilient during a power cut.
Energy Ambassadors course
Monday, March 7th, 14th and 21st, 2pm-3:30pm
Yorkshire Energy Doctor CIC are running an online energy training course which will equip you to be able to advise local residents on how to reduce their energy costs and provide useful information on schemes available to help keep people warm over winter.
You can expect to learn about fuel poverty, energy use, energy saving tips and much more. The course is free thanks to funding from the Northern Gas Networks.
Dates for the diary
February climate campaigns:
  • International book giving day - 14th February
  • Fairtrade fortnight - 21st February - 6th March
Follow us on Twitter to stay up to date and see what actions your organisation can take to get involved.
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Going Green Together logo and Other news and resources banner with graphics of landmarks from the North East, trees, a wind turbine and a bicycle.
Funding available: COP26 Legacy Project
The deadline for bids is 11th February
Following on from COP26, the North East and Yorkshire Energy Hub has funding available for organisations to support a range of carbon-cutting projects that reduce energy use and resource waste in buildings, organisations, or communities. They might include installing energy efficient lighting in a building, buying community assets such as hot-boxes for food waste, or installing a communal electric car-charging point.
Organisations can apply for grants between £2k-£10k. The grants cannot be used for ongoing running or core costs of an existing service. However, an appropriate contribution to project management costs and core management costs can be included.
Carbon Copy's Carbon Zero Explorer - Local climate action plans and carbon emissions
NPC - Healthy Planet, Healthy People
Cultivation Street Week
In March the Cultivation Street campaign brings people together by encouraging them to cultivate their community gardens. There are a variety of different competition categories so if your organisation has a community garden, why not register? You’ll receive a digital starter pack with information on the campaign and monthly newsletter with gardening ideas.
Make sure you share your community garden pictures with us on Twitter!
And finally....join us
Join the Going Green Together movement today – to learn, take your first steps in climate action, and share your successes with the community to help inspire others. Connect with us and others by joining our network.
Going Green Together is a VONNE Climate Action Alliance initiative hosted by VONNE. Registered Company in England Number: 4061592. Registered Charity Number: 1084083
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