Zero Carbon Harrogate

Dedicated to making Harrogate District a net zero carbon community by 2030

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Retrofit Programme

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Our Zero Heroes walk to school again and the results are in...

30 schools took part on the 13th May in an effort to reduce our district's carbon footprint. The primary and most improved leaderboards can be found here:

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We're starting a local Retrofit Revolution


Zero Carbon Harrogate has received grants totalling over £135,000 from Ofgem’s Energy Redress Scheme and the National Lottery’s ‘Together for our Planet’ fund for a major retrofit programme including training and engagement in the Harrogate District.


The programme aims to reduce the climate impact from domestic energy use by accelerating the delivery of local retrofit services.

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Retrofit Programme Manager

4 days per week; 25k (pro rata)

Zero Carbon Harrogate has secured grant money to appoint a Retrofit Programme Manager to help kick-start wider energy-saving retrofitting of homes in the Harrogate District over the next two years.

The role involves managing an ambitious programme promoting the benefits of retrofitting to homeowners and the housing sector and driving initiatives to increase skills of building professionals to do retrofitting work.

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Zero Carbon Harrogate responds to the draft West Harrogate Parameters Plan

Zero Carbon Harrogate was represented at the council meeting by Jemima Parker, Chair of ZCH, and Tim Larner, Chair of the ZCH Planning Subgroup. You can read their full response here.

ZCH Blog

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Voting for the future?

The next five years will be a crucial turning point in curbing greenhouse gases and building the infrastructure needed for a zero carbon economy.


This coincides with the five year election term of candidates for the new North Yorkshire Council. 

From travel to the planning system, local energy generation to waste disposal the new council will have significant influence on our future lives.


Find out more in this month's blog post from Jemima Parker, ZCH Chair. 

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What the Candidates Say

What are the candidates’ views and policies on key issues that will affect our local journey to carbon net zero? 

Climate action groups across North Yorkshire are contacting candidates with a set of questions to give them the opportunity to share their opinions with local residents.


Ahead of Election Day on 5th May, ZCH will be engaging with candidates in the 21 divisions in the Harrogate District area.

Coming soon! Visit the North Yorkshire Climate Coalition website to see the candidates’ responses as they come in.


Walk to School Day

Walk to School Days are a district wide initiative, to help reduce emissions from cars. They take place each half-term and there are more than 50 schools now regularly taking part. Make sure you sign up to be one of them.

The next one is on Friday 13 May, 2022

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Car Free Fridays

Cars are responsible for a large proportion of the carbon emissions in the Harrogate District and the only way to quickly reduce these emissions is to use our cars less. The Car Free Friday initiative aims to encourage everyone to do exactly that.

“I look forward to working with Zero Carbon Harrogate to help make our town increasingly environmentally friendly.”

Andrew Jones MP for Harrogate

Whilst Zero Carbon Harrogate are happy to work with commercial organisations to further our objectives of achieving a carbon neutral District we do not recommend or endorse any businesses, services or products they may offer.