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About Us

Zero Carbon Harrogate (ZCH) is a volunteer-led, registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation, charity number 1192634.


Following a film viewing of Naomi Klein's "This Changes Everything - Capitalism vs the Climate" held at the time of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Talks, a group of us felt strongly that we must do something locally.  We formed a climate action group in January 2016 and Zero Carbon Harrogate was born! We became a Charitable Unincorporated Organisation and a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in 2020. 

ZCH brings together residents from different backgrounds and with different experiences to support the development of a thriving, low carbon, sustainable economy, which will improve the quality of life for all Harrogate District residents.


Together, we aim to:

  1. EDUCATE our community on the need for urgent climate action and decarbonisation.

  2. ENGAGE collaboratively with organisations and political decision-makers around climate action.

  3. SUPPORT individuals, groups and organisations in taking effective climate action. 

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ZCH Working Groups


Our projects and activities are organised into working groups which focus on different themes. 

Vision and Strategic Plan

Our 2021 Strategic Plan brings to life what the future might look like in a carbon neutral district and how this can be achieved in the short timeframe available.

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