Zero Carbon Harrogate

A registered not-for-profit organisation dedicated to making Harrogate District a net zero carbon community by 2030 in order to secure a sustainable future.

Help to shape the future of the Harrogate District
 
Harrogate Borough Council is developing a ‘place story’ and brand for the district, which can be used to make potential investors, workers and visitors aware of what it has to offer. Four workshops have been organised across the district to capture everyone’s views on what the district’s story is. They are free to attend, so book your place and help bring our vision of a carbon neutral district to life. Get some inspiration from our postcards from the future before you go, to see what the district could look like.

Events

Christmas Tree Ornament

Wishing You a Sustainable Christmas

Thursday, 5 December, 2019

Christmas can be a time of happiness and sharing but it is also a time of excess and waste.

 

From the wrapping paper and decorations to the food and unwanted presents, Christmas creates a lot of carbon emissions.

Come and find out how to enjoy a more sustainable Christmas without everyone calling you Scrooge.

 

There will also be an opportunity to hear an update on Zero Carbon Harrogate activities and actions being taken by Harrogate Borough Council to address carbon emissions in the District

Climate news

Drought

‘Clear and unequivocal’ emergency, say scientists

 

A global group of around 11,000 scientists have endorsed research that says the world is facing a climate emergency. The study, based on 40 years of data on a range of measures, says governments are failing to address the crisis.

Without deep and lasting changes, the world is facing "untold human suffering" the study says.

Released on the day that satellite data shows that last month was the warmest October on record, the new study says that simply measuring global surface temperatures is an inadequate way of capturing the real dangers of an overheating world.

News blog

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Warm homes - warm world?

The colder weather is gradually making its presence felt, with heating systems needed to keep our homes warm. Unfortunately, they also help to keep our planet warm as well.

Heating accounts for over a third of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the UK, because it relies predominantly on the burning of fossil fuels, such as oil and gas. 

 

There are greener alternatives, like biomass boilers and heat pumps but these have until recently been expensive to install. However the government now offers a financial incentive to encourage people to replace their fossil fuel systems with those using renewable resources.

Controlling emissions

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Comment

Britain's countryside will be transformed by policies to combat climate change, the government's former chief environment scientist says but the farmers' union, the NFU, rejected his analysis and forecast.

There will be many more trees and hedges but what will happen to the numbers of grazing animals as people eat less red meat?

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Will climate policies transform UK landscape?

Naomi Klein doesn't think so. She says that they know climate change is real but believe their wealth will keep them safe. 

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Can we trust our leaders

A bill to tackle environmental priorities aims to improve air and water quality, tackle plastic pollution, restore wildlife, and protect the climate. Environmentalists have welcomed several of the proposals, especially on restoring nature but...

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What's in the government's new environment bill?

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

Andrew Jones MP for Harrogate

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