Zero Carbon Harrogate

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

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The leaderboard is up! Find out who the winner is for the first Harrogate District Walk to School Day

A big thank you to the thousands of children that took part in the first Harrogate District Walk to School Day on Friday, 18 June. You are all Zero Heroes for reducing your carbon footprint and looking after our planet. We also want to thank the school staff and parents for helping to make this day such a success. Photos from the day are on our social media pages. If you have any photos you would like to send us please forward here

The next Walk to School Day will be Friday, 8 October 2021. Join us for your chance to be at the top of the leaderboard!

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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.

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Nature’s role in averting a climate crisis

Climate breakdown is getting much more media coverage of late and we hear a lot about carbon footprints, carbon emissions and zero-carbon but a term you may be less familiar with is ‘carbon sink’. Nothing to do with the one you’ll find in your kitchen but vital parts of our natural world that are essential in our fight to address climate change.

Carbon is the fourth most abundant element in the universe. It has an amazing ability to form bonds with many other elements and it is the basic building block of life. That includes life from very long ago, which became the energy dense fossil fuels we know today as coal and oil, the burning of which produces global warming gases like carbon dioxide.

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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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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.