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.
News & Events
Walk to School with Spike & Harry!
The rain didn't dampen spirits as families took part in this school year's first Walk to School event on Friday 20th October.
Harrogate Town AFC mascot, Harry Gator, welcomed pupils at Saltergate Schools and Spike, the Road Safety Hedgehog from Open North Yorkshire, joined all those taking part at Ripon Cathedral School. Well done everyone!
How do you travel on Car Free Fridays?
We have teamed up with Harrogate Bus Company to re-launch Car Free Fridays, encouraging commuters, young people and residents to leave their car at home and take alternative modes instead. Harrogate Bus Company continue to offer the 2-for-1 ticket deal, saving money on parking and fuel, whilst helping to cut congestion and emissions.
Volunteer role - ZCH Events Manager
We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer who can put together an events programme to help us raise our profile and engage with the community. Please email to find out more.
Decarbonisation Grants for Communities & Businesses
Read NYC's prospectus to find out more about three climate action funding programmes. Available from September 2023 for completion by end February 2025, these include:
• Specialist advice
• Decarbonisation plans – for buildings and “places”
• Revenue & capital grants of up to £50k for NY business and communities.
To check eligibility, email UKSPF@northyorks.gov.uk
Along with many other environmental organisations, ZCH is saddened to read this recently published report, which found that 43% birds,31% of amphibians & reptiles and 28% of fungi & lichen are all in decline.
In the hope that we can collectively reverse this worrying trend, readers are actively encouraged to get involved - from campaigning to greening their gardens. If you're keen to help locally, go to our Help Nature page.
Home Retrofit & saving energy
Earlier this year, householders attended ZCH's very first ‘Retrofitting Your Home’ event at Harrogate College. It was a great success and we plan to hold similar events in the future.
Our Home Retrofit Survey found that 94% of respondents wanted to find out how to reduce their home’s carbon emissions, with 98% either concerned, or very concerned, about the current cost of energy. Follow the links for tips on how to save money on your energy bill, information about our Retrofit Programme, or get in touch.
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Whilst Zero Carbon Harrogate is happy to work with commercial organisations to further our goals of achieving a carbon neutral District, we do not recommend or endorse any businesses, services or products that they may offer.