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Welcome to Zero Carbon Harrogate

  We are a registered charity dedicated to making Harrogate District a net zero carbon community by 2030.

Supported by strong partnerships, we are an agent of change, offering a trusted independent voice and advocating for rapid decarbonisation.

Start Your Retrofit Journey with a Free Whole House Energy Plan

If you live in any of the following areas of Harrogate you could be eligible for a free whole house energy plan. Residents of Harlow, St George's, Pannal, Hookstone, The Stray, Woodlands and Oatlands are invited to apply as part of Zero Carbon Harrogate's partnership with North Yorkshire Council, in delivering the Local Energy Advice Demonstrator Programme. To apply click here.

***Please accept our apologies – the event previously advertised about this scheme for Thursday 23rd May at The Green Hut, Harlow Hill Community Centre has been postponed. We hope to hold the event in the future.

You can still find out if you're eligible here.

If you would like to attend a related event, Wrapt Homes, People Powered Homes and Climate Action Leeds are running a discussion about Yorkshire-wide initiatives helping home-owners become energy efficient on Thursday 23rd May. The event is called 'Whats being done to support homeowners become energy efficient?' and takes place in Leeds. 

Details can be found here.***


In the Spotlight

Meeting the UK Government's Carbon Budgets – what does this mean for Yorkshire? Professor Piers Forster will be revealing all at our AGM on Tuesday 2nd July, 7.30pm.

We're delighted that ZCH Patron and Interim Chair of the UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) Professor Piers Forster, will be speaking at our AGM on Tuesday 2nd July, 7.30pm - 9pm. Piers is a key advisor to the government on emissions reduction, and a lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports, so well placed to tell us what that means for our region – it'll be an honour to hear him speak; we hope you can come!

As well as listening to an esteemed speaker, our AGM is a chance for all our volunteers, members and supporters to come together to celebrate our achievements and hear about what we've got planned over the next year. To join us for this lovely evening, which will be held at Harrogate Ladies College on Clarence Drive, HG1 2QG, please sign up via our AGM form and let us know if you have any questions. In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you there.

Neighbourhood Planning - Open Meeting

Tuesday 4th June 2024

You're invited to join an open meeting at West Park United Reformed Church at 7pm on Tuesday 4th June to talk about Neighbourhood Planning in Harrogate. A representative from a local town will share their Neighbourhood Plan, and there'll be a discussion about the ideas shared. Attendees will consider how we can address the needs of the community with our own Neighbourhood Plan before taking a vote on the next step to create a vision for Harrogate.


For more information, find a full information pack and meeting invitation below.

You can also visit the Harrogate Civic Society website. 


Walk to School Event Manager Needed (Volunteer Role)

We're looking for an organised person to lead our super successful Walk to School and Car Free Fridays campaigns! The right person will be coordinating fun event days encouraging pupils to choose low carbon transport as a way to travel, This is a key volunteer position and requires a few hours a month, but we'll be here to support you all the way. Find the full job description and details about how to apply below. 

Supporting businesses in sustainability - NEW Peer Advisory Board

This new collaborative forum provides the opportunity to share practical advice and knowledge to support businesses as they work towards carbon reduction goals. 

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