Zero Carbon Harrogate

An organisation dedicated to making Harrogate District a net zero carbon community by 2030 in order to secure a sustainable future.

Events & News

Rural North Yorkshire:
The way forward

This Rural Commission report, launched at the Great Yorkshire Show, aims to 'preserve the beauty of rural North Yorkshire while embracing new ways of living and being'.

The Commission sees a role for North
Yorkshire leading in green employment, including food, farming, forestry, and renewable energy. It also suggests that
 a more integrated approach is taken to farming, land management and the environment, working with Nature, rather than substituting for it.

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Climate News

Climate and nature crises: solve both or solve neither, say experts

Restoring nature boosts biodiversity and ecosystems that can rapidly and cheaply absorb carbon emissions.

Humanity must solve the climate and nature crises together or solve neither, according to a report from 50 of the world’s leading scientists.

Global heating and the destruction of wildlife is wreaking increasing damage on the natural world, which humanity depends on for food, water and clean air. Many of the human activities causing the crises are the same and the scientists said increased use of nature as a solution was vital.

ZCH Blog

Fewer car journeys - the only way forward

I sense a widespread but misplaced belief that electric cars will be an environmental panacea. They will help, but electrification of our vehicles will not be enough to solve transport's contribution to climate change, largely because of the energy used in their production, not to mention problems associated with mining the raw materials needed for the batteries.

The simple truth is that we need to make fewer private car journeys. To achieve this, we need to decide whether to make them more expensive, more difficult or both. The good news, to balance this inconvenient truth, is that by doing so we can achieve a much more efficient public transport network to keep us on the move.


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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Controlling emissions

Sustainable Energy
Image by Carl Cerstrand

UK 'has technology' for zero carbon


Eliminating greenhouse gas emissions in the UK is achievable with current technology, according to a new report.


What would carbon neutrality mean for the UK?


A quarter of Britain covered in trees, quieter roads, healthier lifestyles and holidays by high-speed rail. 



Governments disappointing response to Bradford-Halifax Greenway (B2H2)

The lack of government support to create a greenway via the Queensbury Tunnel demonstrates their general lack of ambition and foresight in addressing environmental projects of this kind.


We need to tackle climate change but not this way….

Jemima Parker, Chair of Zero carbon Harrogate looks at the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on carbon emissions and asks how the positives can be captured and taken forward, as we begin the long and difficult task of rebuilding the local economy?


Government to urge us all to walk and cycle more

Those people who need to travel into a workplace will be urged to consider choosing more active ways to travel like walking and cycling.


The intention is to take pressure off roads and public transport networks.


“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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