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Welcome to Zero Carbon Harrogate

  We are a registered charity dedicated to making Harrogate District a net zero carbon community by 2030.

Supported by strong partnerships, we are an agent of change, offering a trusted independent voice and advocating for rapid decarbonisation.

Start Your Retrofit Journey with a Free Whole House Energy Plan

If you live in any of the following areas of Harrogate you could be eligible for a free whole house energy plan. Residents of Harlow, St George's, Pannal, Hookstone, The Stray, Woodlands and Oatlands are invited to apply as part of Zero Carbon Harrogate's partnership with North Yorkshire Council, in delivering the Local Energy Advice Demonstrator Programme. To apply click here.


In the Spotlight

UK General Election announced for 4th July

On Wednesday 22nd May, it was confirmed that the UK will be having a general election on 4th July. Currently, there are seven confirmed candidates for the Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency: 

  • Tom Gordon, Liberal Democrats

  • Conrad Whitcroft, Labour Party

  • Shan Oakes, Green Party

  • Andrew Jones, Conservative Party

  • John Mark Swales, Reform UK

  • Paul Haslam, Independent

  • Stephen Douglas Metcalfe, Independent

We've created a special General Election newsletter with updates on what's happening, including our very own public hustings event on Wednesday19th June in Harrogate town centre, and a special opportunity for ZCH members to join us online for a series of conversations with the candidates for the Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency. 

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Climate Hustings event Wednesday19th June

We're at the Wesley Chapel again to host another lively hustings! This time we'll be speaking with the prospective parliamentary candidates for the Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency to find out how they plan to tackle decarbonisation across areas such as transport, energy and housing. Please join us on Wednesday 19th June, at 7.30pm to hear what their climate policies are, and if you'd like come and submit your own question, please fill in our registration form by 17th June. 


Walk to School Event Manager Needed (Volunteer Role)

We're looking for an organised person to lead our super successful Walk to School and Car Free Fridays campaigns! The right person will be coordinating fun event days encouraging pupils to choose low carbon transport as a way to travel, This is a key volunteer position and requires a few hours a month, but we'll be here to support you all the way. Find the full job description and details about how to apply below. 

Supporting businesses in sustainability - NEW Peer Advisory Board

This new collaborative forum provides the opportunity to share practical advice and knowledge to support businesses as they work towards carbon reduction goals. 

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