This February, the Regional Youth Climate Assembly for Yorkshire and Humber (RYCA) would like to acknowledge the amazing work of young climate activists and advocates across the Yorkshire and Humber region.

They have partnered with University of Leeds’ Priestley Centre for Climate Futures, Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission, The Ernest Cook Trust, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, The North York Moors National Park and the Youth Work Unit Yorkshire and the Humber CIO to create the first Youth Climate Champion Awards.

Individual Young People and Youth Groups can be nominated for the Youth Climate Champion Awards by their peers or other individuals in their lives, including youth workers, MPs, Councillors, teachers and group leaders.

Awards will be presented to young people/youth groups who have been particularly impactful in activities relating to the categories identified in the Youth Green Deal Manifesto:

  • Challenging consumerism or 'reduce, re-use, repurpose' (such as fashion, phones etc)
  • Promoting public transport and active travel
  • Youth voice and social action (working with decision makers)
  • Green skills and jobs – (looking at future opportunities)
  • Active environmentalism – (farming, tree planting, litter picking, sensory gardens, allotments)

Nomination entry form is online here

Please note: Nominations close on 11 February. 

The awards will be presented at a public Showcase event on Saturday 24 February, 2-4pm in Leeds.  

About the RYCA

The Regional Youth Climate Assembly (RYCA) is a climate action group for young people across Yorkshire & Humber. It was established in 2020 and is supported by the Youth Work Unit Yorkshire & the Humber CIO, and by young people who are members of local youth councillors across the region.

The group has been involved in many local, regional and international projects such as presenting at COP26 and being active commissioners in the Yorkshire & Humber Climate Commission. Visit for more information.

Find out about the RYCA here


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