“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 is a community interest company run by Sharon Lashley, Jennifer Clair Robson and Julie Harrison. We’ve worked independently on a wide variety of climate change issues, each for over a decade, and decided to pool our knowledge and experience to take action and drive change.

Our projects for action on the climate crisis, climate emergency, and the environment in the North of England include: Pollinator Parks, rewilding advice and events, litter picking and beach cleans and working with businesses in the context of the climate emergency.

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Sharon Lashley

 Sharon is our Managing Director. She is an environmental practitioner with over 30 years of experience working with businesses, communities and schools to improve their green credentials. As an environmentalist and renewable energy project manager, Sharon’s background and experience spans many areas including managing environmental management systems, training businesses in waste management and leading in mobilising climate action through projects. She also has a passion for rewilding and conservation and has been involved in projects such as Red Squirrel surveys, helping to protect Little Tern nesting colonies, Black Poplar Tree planting projects and conservation volunteering for ecosystem restoration projects.

Jennifer Clair Robson

Jen is our Content Director. She has built her career in a variety of roles working with charities, corporates and start-ups devising creative concepts that influences and engages target audiences. Jen’s background working on climate change began 15 years ago and involves creating meaningful content and campaigns to make our world better. She also has a Masters in PR where she examined how communications is used when changing behaviours.


Julie Harrison

Julie is our STEM and Education Director. She is passionate about educating schools about plastics and the impact of these on the environment and also heads up our One Small Change initiative. With 10 years’ working in the education, engineering, climate change, and science field, Julie has in-depth expertise in collaboration and successfully bring together consultants and organisations to work for a common purpose.


Phil Macari

Phil is a Climate Action North Associate. He is an Ecologist, Nature Conservation and Rewilding Practitioner, Earth Educator, Forest School Leader and Bushcrafter. Phil has been dedicated to facilitating, educating, and inspiring all sorts of folk in, and with, nature for his whole career. This means he knows and advocates for experiences where people can join with nature, to provide the means to understand ourselves more deeply, while healing and supporting the regeneration of nature itself: a reciprocal benefit through engaging one’s Head, Heart and Hands.

Barbara Keating

Barbara is a Climate Action North Associate. An artist, film maker, and beekeeper she educates and enthuses people about bees. Barbara also makes art works and runs large-scale public engagement events about bees for Tyne and Wear Museums. Her latest work, Bees Banquet, was piloted at GNM Hancock, and followed a bee colony over the course of a year in an urban location.

Nigel Stansbie

Nigel is a Climate Action North Associate. A vet and an educator, Nigel has developed a wealth of knowledge over the years. The natural world is his passion, and he spends as much time as possible walking and wildlife watching in the North East of England and Scotland. Nigel supports Climate Action North’s work rewilding and restoring our natural landscape and biodiversity.