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.
We recently organised the first Croydon's Great Big Green Week in September 2021, which was an exciting week celebrating Croydon's efforts to a greener and sustainable future!
Earlier in the year, we focused on the London Mayoral and London Assembly 2021 elections, in which we got two of the main party candidates to take our 10-point Climate Action Plan as a pledge, and organised a public hustings with all four main party candidates.
If you want to become a member, campaign with us or have any questions about what we do, get in touch today.
Katherine has loved animals, plants and the outside world since she was little and has always been passionate about protecting the environment. Katherine studied Politics and International Relations at university and has since worked for both the public and charity sectors. After attending the initial launch event hosted by Friends of The Earth she volunteered to be one of the founding organisers and is excited to see what this reinvigorated group can achieve.
Even before Connie studied Geology at university, she had an interest in learning about the natural world. She has been in the energy and utilities sector for four years and is working towards a career in renewable energy solutions. As a long-time supporter of Friends of the Earth, Connie joined forces with Katherine to reignite the Climate Action group in her home town of Croydon.
Omar is a third generation Croydonian who loved the borough before it was cool. He studied Environmental Science at university and is a Maker with London National Park City. Omar recently finished a traineeship at the London Wildlife Trust working on the mostly Croydon-based Brilliant Butterflies project, and is passionate about not only making climate politics and the natural world accessible, but encouraging active participation from all.
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 welcomes the opportunity as Chair of Croydon Friends of the Earth to work in partnership with Croydon Climate Action to raise awareness of the impact of climate change and to engage with others in shaping Croydon’s green future.
Anna has lived in Croydon since 2011. A short story writer and poet, she has a particular interest in the cultural angle on the climate and ecological crisis. She has been involved in various forms of green activism over the years and is the current local media co-ordinator for Greenpeace Croydon.