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

Post-pandemic visions

Wednesdays, 6.00 - 7.30pm

A series of webinars offered jointly with UNA Harrogate over the coming weeks, which will exploring the opportunities for a green recovery as we come out of the Covid-19 restrictions.

In each session a panel of invited guests will speak on related topics, followed by question and answers from those attending.

Going the extra mile to stop food waste
 

Resurrected Bites, the pay-as-you-feel cafés set up to tackle food waste haven’t been deterred by the Covid-19 lockdown. Not happy to see even more food going to waste and people going hungry, or short of everyday essentials, they took on the challenge of home delivery.

 

Climate news

How a green new deal really could go global

Good news is in short supply at the moment, so brace yourself for a rare burst of optimism about climate change.

World leaders know their countries face one of the most severe recessions in history thanks to the coronavirus restrictions.

That presents a unique challenge, but also a massive opportunity.

Politicians know they are going to need to spend huge amounts of money to kick-start economic activity as the threat of coronavirus finally recedes.

It is a one-off, never-to-be-repeated chance to transform their economies. So the question is, what will they spend it on?

ZCH blog

Image credit: Urban Movement

Reallocate road space for safer travel

I’ve had a very sociable Spring. I’ve given and received more smiles than normal and spoken to more of my neighbours than usual. I’ve been to local and independent shops more than ever before. Together with my wife, my six-year-old and next door’s dog, I’ve explored and rediscovered nature, much closer to home than usual, because I’ve walked or cycled from my door rather than driving somewhere first.

For all the wrong reasons, we’ve been given a sneak preview of how pleasant the world can truly be with less traffic in it. More pedestrians and cyclists, bird song, cleaner air, a safer cycle to work and a calmer mind, are the things I’ve been most aware of.

This will have to change of course. Years of unimaginative planning... 

It's time to act

To Commission President von der Leyen, Chancellor Merkel, Christine Lagarde and all EU leaders:

"You’ve got the power to lead Europe and the world out of the dark days of this pandemic towards a brighter, greener future...

A view of what could be​...

"One day we will wake up to find that the energy that powers the alarm clock came from the breeze through the trees the night before..."

Zero Carbon Harrogate submits evidence to the Rural Commission


The Rural Commission is an independent panel of experts set up by NYCC to help turn the tide on rural decline and recommend ways to help some of North Yorkshire’s most rural communities grow and prosper.

Leeds Climate Change Citizen's Jury​

Can Harrogate learn from the actions being taken by Leeds to address climate change, through a citizen's jury and the Leeds Climate Commission?

Zero Carbon Britain - Costing the Earth

Listen to Radio 4's Tom Heap as he is joined by Helen Czerski of University College London, author Mark Lynas and James Murray, editor of Business Green, to measure our progress and gauge our chances of reaching net zero carbon.

Costing the EarthZero Carbon Britain
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Controlling emissions

UK 'has technology' for zero carbon

 

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

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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. 

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Comment

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?

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

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.

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Government to urge us all to walk and cycle more

There are now hundreds of thousands of data centres around the world, storing everything from viral videos to doctors' notes and even bank account details. Many of them run on electricity generated by burning fossil fuels.

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Dirty streaming: The internet's big secret

“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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