Zero Carbon Harrogate

Dedicated to making Harrogate District a net zero carbon community by 2030

Events & News

ZCH Social and AGM

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Our Zero Heroes walk to school again and the results are in...

30 schools took part on the 13th May in an effort to reduce our district's carbon footprint. The primary and most improved leaderboards can be found here:


Wednesday 22nd June


Old Bell, Harrogate

We are pleased to invite all of our volunteers and members to attend our AGM. Our Chair, Jemima Parker, will lead a review of the year, where we have much to celebrate, as well as a look at our strategy and focus for the year ahead, where we have much to look forward to! 

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We're starting a local Retrofit Revolution


Zero Carbon Harrogate has received grants totalling over £135,000 from Ofgem’s Energy Redress Scheme and the National Lottery’s ‘Together for our Planet’ fund for a major retrofit programme including training and engagement in the Harrogate District.


The programme aims to reduce the climate impact from domestic energy use by accelerating the delivery of local retrofit services.

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Zero Carbon Harrogate responds to the draft West Harrogate Parameters Plan

Zero Carbon Harrogate was represented at the council meeting by Jemima Parker, Chair of ZCH, and Tim Larner, Chair of the ZCH Planning Subgroup. You can read their full response here.

ZCH Blog

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Every Mile Counts

Forecourt prices are hitting the headlines and many of us are contemplating what we can do to cut
our travel cost. Our driving habits have more than a financial cost, they also affect our local air
quality, noise pollution and at 49% (13% above the UK average), road transport is the largest
contributor to carbon emissions in the Harrogate District.

So what can each of us do? 


We're talking to the new North Yorkshire Councillors

Over the next few weeks we're hoping to meet all our 21 new NY councillors to help them get a vision how to help transition to a net zero North Yorkshire.


Get in touch if you would like to join us in meeting your councillor.

Walk to School Day

Walk to School Days are a district wide initiative, to help reduce emissions from cars. They take place each half-term and there are more than 50 schools now regularly taking part. Make sure you sign up to be one of them.

The next one is on Friday 1st July, 2022

St Robert's School
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Car Free Fridays

Cars are responsible for a large proportion of the carbon emissions in the Harrogate District and the only way to quickly reduce these emissions is to use our cars less. The Car Free Friday initiative aims to encourage everyone to do exactly that.

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

Andrew Jones MP for Harrogate

Whilst Zero Carbon Harrogate are happy to work with commercial organisations to further our objectives of achieving a carbon neutral District we do not recommend or endorse any businesses, services or products they may offer.