“Delivering advice, support and activities to businesses,
communities and schools around Climate Change Action.”

We address issues around climate change and the environment in the North East of England and provide practical solutions and actions for local groups, communities, schools and businesses in the region.

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Climate Action North East is run by Sharon Lashley and Jennifer Clair Robson. We decided to pool our knowledge and experience to ignite action on climate change-related issues in the North East of England.

We’ve worked independently on a wide variety of climate change issues over the past 10 years for a many organisations. Now we work together to deliver practical support and advice for businesses and communities. This includes many activities from working with businesses to help them reduce their impact on the environment while minimising their risks to the changing climate to organising litter picking sessions with community groups.

By combining our knowledge, skills and networks we know that we can make a positive difference!

Each of us brings a different skill set to Climate Action North East.


Sharon Lashley

Sharon is our Managing Director. She is an environmental practitioner with over 20 years’ experience working with businesses, communities and schools to improve green credentials. Her background working in climate change began in early 2000 whilst working for a plastic packaging factory managing the ISO 14001 Environmental standard and since then she has continually worked to help businesses and communities access knowledge and support to combat climate change.

Jennifer Clair Robson

Jen is our PR and Content Director. Her background working on climate change began in 2007 where she directed communications for Climate North East and worked tirelessly to help the government, businesses and communities understand the range of complex environmental issues. A lot of her time was devoted to working with businesses and it was during this time she set up the Big Eco Show and the award-winning Connect Friday networking.

Anna-Lisa Mills

Anna-Lisa is our  lead climate advisor and climate reality consultant. She has over 20 years’ experience and has undertaken extensive training in the areas of climate change and action. This has included being trained by Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader and the World Resource Institute on the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard. She has led organisations of all sizes to help them calculate, report and reduce their carbon footprint.