Kirklees Council's first ever Climate Festival was held online on the 23rd and 24th March 2021. The event was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 1,200 young people aged between 5 and 19 took part and provided feedback. The overall aim of the festival was to get children and young people talking and
to listen to their ideas to prevent climate change. The Our Voice Team worked in partnership with The Children in Care Council and Care Leavers Forum. The two-day festival
consisted of curated films and resources from local, regional, national, and international organisations, who help to reduced climate change
and promote a more ecological and sustainable way of living. Key issues identified by children were:
- litter and recycling
- protecting trees and wildlife
- reducing pollution caused by cars and traffic
- protecting our oceans and forests.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Together, we can make Kirklees a safer, cleaner, and greener place for all.