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.
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
‘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.
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.
“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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