Zero Carbon Harrogate

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

Events & News

Retrofit Awareness Event

1 November, 6 - 7pm


This free of charge event aims to provide the local building industry with the knowledge and understanding of what retrofitting is all about and why it’s important to local homeowners.

Climate News

Carbon emissions from rich countries rose rapidly in 2021

Carbon emissions are rebounding strongly and are rising across the world's 20 richest nations, according to a new study.


The Climate Transparency Report says that CO2 will go up by 4% across the G20 group this year, having dropped 6% in 2020 due to the pandemic. China, India and Argentina are set to exceed their 2019 emissions levels.

The authors say that the continued use of fossil fuels is undermining efforts to rein in temperatures.

ZCH Blog

Making climate choices more transparent

Events of recent weeks have come as rather an unpleasant surprise, with fuel shortages, hikes in energy prices and disruption to deliveries of various goods. The true cause of these unwelcome events is not always clear and having the smooth running of our everyday lives disturbed by things we don’t understand can be frustrating, annoying and also a little worrying.

Today we live in a very complex world where the provision of energy, food, clothes and all those things that makes our lives complete...

Walk to School Day

Well done to all who took part in the event on 8 October the leaderboard of results can be see here


Our next event will be on Friday 19 November, when you can have another chance of taking top spot. Make sure you sign up to be involved.

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.

Join our Book Club

The Zero Carbon Harrogate book club aims to encourage members to read and then discuss various novels and works of popular non-fiction, across multiple perspectives, on the subject of the environment, to help think about the world in different ways.


Are you supporting Green Jumper Day on 
Friday, 26 November?

On Green Jumper Day everyone, including school children, politicians and footballers, shopkeepers and shoppers, big business owners and those staying at home, are being asked to turn down the thermostat, keep warm in a green jumper, and make a donation to help Green Jumper achieve its goal of raising awareness around climate change. 

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“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.