climate change

Region reacts to UK fast-track of climate goals

Apr 22, 2021

A promise to commit to stronger climate change goals from Downing Street has been met with mixed reactions in South Yorkshire. The targets, set to become law in June 2021, include cutting carbon emissions by 78 per cent by 2035, bringing forward the government’s...

Climate rebels to paint the streets of Sheffield

Mar 28, 2019

Sheffield’s Extinction Rebellion will be taking to the streets this Saturday to install a semi-permanent piece of environmental art in the heart of the city. With the help of proud Sheffielders, the environmental protection group intends to spread their climate call...

Calls to make Sheffield carbon neutral by 2030

Mar 7, 2019

A petition has been shown to the council, calling for Sheffield to become carbon neutral by 2030 instead of 2050. The campaign, which has 857 signatures, was started by a plastic free shop called Unwrapped. The petition states that the council’s plan to take six...

Sheffield leads way in monitoring air quality

Feb 28, 2019

An environmental campaigner is leading the way in monitoring pollution in Sheffield. Graham Turnbull, 51, a Telecommunications Consultant who lives in the city, has produced a device that allows for measuring of pollution levels in real-time. This is a device he’d...

Young Sheffield pupils to strike for climate change

Feb 14, 2019

School students will go on strike outside Sheffield Town Hall tomorrow to demand action on climate change. The strike is going to be part of a national day of student strikes called “Youth Strike 4 Climate” organised across 30 cities in the UK. Extinction Rebellion...

Students outline 12 year plan to make university greener

May 15, 2018

Environmental student groups were consulted by the Sheffield Students' Union to form a Manifesto that identifies 12 priority actions to make the University as sustainable as possible. ‘Our Student Manifesto for a Sustainable University of Sheffield’ has asked the...

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