Schools North East are pleased to announce our support for the North East of England Climate Coalition (NEECCo) which has today (Tuesday 30th March 2021) officially launched our collective ambition for the North East region of “Becoming England’s Greenest region”.
NEECCo is England’s first regional cross-sector climate coalition and we are calling for every individual, household, business and organisation to sign up and make a pledge to do their bit via their website www.neecco.org.uk
The cross-sector coalition is bringing the North East region together to tackle the climate emergency, to reverse ecological collapse and deliver a just transition to a new green economy.
The unique history of the North East as the birthplace of the industrial revolution and innovations such as steam engines, deep pit mining, electric turbines and power stations which built the historic wealth of the region through coal, places a responsibility and an opportunity for the region to be at the forefront of the next industrial revolution – one based on a green economy with good jobs, better quality of life and enhanced natural assets for everyone to enjoy.
Schools North East are proud to be a key partner in NEECCo alongside a wide range of public sector, private sector, and community sector organisations. We truly believe that we can go further and faster together, for the benefit of our people, communities, and economy in the North East.
We have pledged this year to hold 75% of our governance meetings virtually to reduce travel and we hope that other organisations will also sign up as NEECCo supporters and make their own pledge to help with “Becoming England’s Greenest region”.
Visit the NEECCo website at www.neecco.org.uk today and make your pledge. Together we can achieve far more.