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Climate Action Middlesbrough


What is Climate Action Middlesbrough?

Climate Action Middlesbrough (CAM) is a National Lottery funded programme which aims to facilitate reductions in Middlesbrough’s carbon footprint and encourage a change towards more sustainable lifestyles. Actes are working with a range of organisations and businesses, such as Middlesbrough Environment City (programme Lead), Middlesbrough Council, LINX Youth Project, Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, Thirteen Group and various education organisations. Climate Action Middlesbrough programme is divided into two strands.

  1. Sustained changes in individual, community and organisational behaviours in relation to climate change.
  2. Increased community action across the areas of sustainable food, transport, domestic energy, waste and the natural environment.

Over the course of the programme, CAM will engage the wider community through intergeneration activities with young people at the forefront of tackling climate change.


Our Aims and objectives

  • To facilitate reductions in Middlesbrough’s carbon footprint.
  • To create a well-informed social movement supportive of tackling the climate crisis, through the combination of education, awareness-raising, increased involvement and connectedness and delivery of practical projects.
  • To create a community – led movement for social change towards a sustainable environment.
  • To enable communities to have a voice on addressing the changing climate.


As part of the programme, Actes have established an active presence in over 10 local Middlesbrough based schools, where our CAM team have been delivering interactive sessions and extra-curricular outdoor activities linked to climate change. These sessions gently introduce the topic of climate change to young people by covering topics such as biodiversity, habitat loss, sustainability and energy saving, and do this through the delivery of a range of activities such as litter picks, beach cleans, community gardening, bug hotels, sustainable crafts and much more.