Zero Carbon Harrogate

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

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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.

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Zero Carbon Harrogate responds to HBC's revised Carbon Reduction Strategy

There is much to praise in the revised Harrogate Borough Council Carbon Reduction Strategy but it doesn't go far enough and lacks ambition, as well as the detail needed to ensure it can be implemented successfully. 

Climate News

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Huge toll of extreme weather disasters in 2021

Weather events, linked to a changing climate, brought misery to millions around the world in 2021 according to a new report.

The study, from the charity Christian Aid, identified 10 extreme events that each caused more than $1.5bn of damage.

The biggest financial impacts were from Hurricane Ida which hit the US in August and flooding in Europe in July.

In many poorer regions, floods and storms caused mass displacements of people and severe suffering.

ZCH Blog

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Imagining a net zero future

At the start of a new year, hopes are always high, with thoughts of new beginnings, new adventures and the promise of better things to come. But of course, it doesn’t take long to realise that things don’t just suddenly happen overnight. If we truly want to see major changes for the better in our lives, we need to plan for them, put in place the preparations that lead to them being realised and of course avoid giving up at the first hurdle.

Tackling climate change is no different and like many of those New Year resolutions it will need commitment and the support of those around us if we are to be successful in addressing it. But what would a future post-climate change Harrogate District actually look like?

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 4 February, 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.

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.

The next meeting is on Tuesday 15 February


“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.