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CROYDON CLIMATE ACTION

In 2019, Croydon Climate Action was founded to work in partnership with Croydon Friends of the Earth, specifically to work on local campaigns relating to climate change. 


We are a group of passionate individuals who work with local councils, businesses, schools and communities to ensure the future of Croydon is climate-friendly. 

Croydon Climate Action's core mission:

  1. Working together to build a green and sustainable future for Croydon.

  2. Engaging with the Croydon community in raising awareness of the climate and ecological emergency and leading and supporting on actions that will mitigate its impact.

  3. Working with the local authorities and elected officials to help shape climate-related policy which benefits both the local environment and community. 

  4. Leading campaigns, hosting events, workshops and webinars that raise awareness of the climate and ecological emergency and showcase both our group and the community’s efforts to build a green and sustainable future for Croydon.

  5. Actively working on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, upholding the UN Declaration of Human Rights and the Rights of the Child.

If you want to become a member, campaign with us or have any questions about what we do, get in touch today.

CCA TEAM

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LÉONIE OSBORNE

In her long and fulfilling career as a Primary teacher and Headteacher, Léonie worked to enable children and young people to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes to grow as responsible citizens who actively respect and care for one another and the world in which they live. She is on the steering group for Croydon Climate Action and also a Trustee for the charity, Change Drivers.

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CONNIE MUIR

Connie has a career in the energy industry, and most recently is supporting renewable energy cooperatives around the UK to grow and develop their projects. She is on the steering team for Croydon Climate Action, and is also the founder of Croydon Community Energy. She is a passionate climate activist and grew up in and around Croydon. Chat to her for all things cats, gigs and Olympic weightlifting.

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SAM BAKER

Sam has had a career in business and is now dedicated to climate action initiatives, running Walk2COP26 in 2021 and Walk2COP27 in 2022. He is an adviser to Business Declares and a trained facilitator in the Climate Fresk. Sam's primary motivations are to make up for decades ignoring and being ignorant of the climate emergency, and his two grandchildren. Seek him out for chats about veganism, CrossFit and Tanzania.

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ANNA ORRIDGE

Anna moved to Croydon in 2010, and has always been involved in environmental campaigning, volunteering with Sustainable Merton, Transition Towns and People and Planet in the past. She now works as Green Co-ordinator for the multi-academy trust the Harris Federation, and is particularly interested in boosting biodiversity on school grounds. In her spare time, she writes fiction and poetry, and is also enthused by the intersection of activism and the arts.

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CHRIS CONNOR

Chris' career background is in IT programme and project management. Chris has been a long term supporter of environmental causes and has lived in Croydon all his life. Chris is now able to spend more time supporting and taking part in environmental campaigns. Talk to Chris about walking and Crystal Palace FC.

2022 EARTHMOVERS AWARD

We were delighted to receive a Friends of the Earth Earthmovers Award for "amazing campaigning during the May elections and engaging actions throughout the year".

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