Connect, share and learn skills and knowledge with others on a journey to Net Zero.

Meet the community

Join over 250 community members in our MeetUp (what's that?) community. We meet and discuss ways to become more environmentally sustainable and take climate action. Learn from a range of speakers, hear from each other and connect.

What's MeetUp?

We use MeetUp to set-up our events so we can enjoy all the community benefits that they provide: message boards, see who's attending and personalised notifications.

Who can join?

Anyone who is in a community and charity organisation based in North East England and Cumbria wanting to engage, inspire and support others in the VCSE sector to take climate action, support nature and support our people and communities through the transition to a green economy.

How do I join?

You just need to click 'Join this group' and you'll be asked to fill in a few questions so we can make sure you're the right person to attend our events. All events will then be available for you attend with links to their locations provided upon approval.

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Upcoming events

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Please find below upcoming events from ourselves and our partners through the Going Green Together project, and other events to help you learn more and take part in climate action.

Great Big Green Week - Showcase, Celebrate and Connect

Jun 13, 2023 1:30 PM

A special in-person conference and networking event for Great Big Green Week. We'll be celebrating the environmental work the voluntary, community, and social enterprise sector is undertaking, including our Going Green Together programme and the organisations who have helped make it happen. We'll showcasing projects you can get involved in or draw inspiration from, and building relationships to grow our sector's response to the climate emergency.

Carbon Literacy Training

Jun 21, 2023 9:15 AM
28 Jun

Delve into the causes of climate change and what we can do about it. Boost understanding with an in-depth accredited course, available at a discounted rate of 50% off the ticket price thanks to the Going Green Together Project.

Introduction to Community Energy

Jun 22, 2023 11:00 AM

Join this online session on community energy from Ewan Boyd of Teesdale Environmental Consulting and VONNE's Going Green Together programme, for a detailed and practical introduction to community energy. This session will cover the options available, where to begin, what the process involves, and how to make the most of community energy schemes.

Past events

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If we think an event had a great turn out we'll share all the links and recordings so you don't have to worry about missing out.

Green Funding Forum

24 Apr

During this event, we were joined by funders, donors, and members of the VCS sector to showcase current funding opportunities and discuss how we can better work together to create and fund environmental projects. A recording of this session will be available soon.

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Communicating the Climate Crisis

8 Feb

During this session, marketing experts ACT Climate Labs talked about how marketing techniques can be used to engage 'persuadable' communities who aren't currently reached by typical climate communications in this issue, and get them involved in climate action.

November peer support meet-up

2 Nov

This discussion gave participants a chance to discuss current challenges, opportunities, and resources surrounding environmental sustainability.

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The role of the VCSE sector: Food waste and the climate emergency

5 Oct

This meeting saw members of voluntary and community organisations, and from waste management organisations, join together to discuss the future of food waste management in the Norh East.

September Peer Support Meet-up

7 Sep

In this event, we talked about events and opportunities at Going Green Together over the coming month. We discussed challenges, opportunities, and resources while undertaking journeys to becoming more environmentally sustainable.