Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Climate Forum - Inspiring young people to build careers in the green economy (online)

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Clive Wilson, from UNA Harrogate, will be joined by Alison Edmonds of Epic Steps and Jane Barrett of Career Farm, based in Harrogate, to explore ways to inspire young people to take an interest and build careers in the emerging green economy. Attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions to the panelists.

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Screening of the film 2040 (online)

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Predicting the future can be hard but essential if we are to secure it for future generations. The film ‘2040’ does just that, looking through the eyes of a father at what the world could look like in 2040 for his young daughter, by simply using the best of what exists today. Check out the trailer

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PREVIOUS EVENTS

Designing the purposeful world - Sustainable Development Goals as a blueprint for humanity

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

In this online workshop, Clive Wilson from UNA Harrogate ran an engaging process, time travelling  to 2030 to look at how the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals might have an impact in the Harrogate District. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

This workshop looked at how one carbon offsetting scheme, the "Quarter-acre Fruit-forest", could mitigate climate change, feed hungry people and support the resettlement of young orphaned children in Malawi. Harrogate’s Claire Collins of the Open Arms Infant Homes and Luwayo Biswick of the Permaculture Paradise Institute streamed direct from Malawi, were guest speakers.

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Exploring some options for carbon offsetting with John Harris, Chair of the Harrogate Homeless Project, Terry Knowles, Rotary Club of Harrogate and Clare Collins, Open Arms Infant Homes in Malawi.

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

With Andrew Jones, MP; Mike Kaye, Energy Oasis and Councillor Phil Ireland, HBC looking at how we can drive the transition to a low carbon, climate resilient town, through investment in "green" jobs and industries, as a means of reigniting the economy.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Clive will be joined by Rod Beardshall, Zero-carbon Harrogate's lead on Transport and Councillor Paul Haslam for North Yorkshire County Council to explore practical ideas to change the local transport mix, thereby reducing our town’s carbon footprint.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Clive will be joined by Jim Wild a director at Leeds Environmental Design Associates (LEDA) and Mike Kaye, MD at Energy Oasis to discuss the massive opportunity to kick-start our economy, employ local people and set an example to the world of easy wins for climate change.

Post-pandemic visions for the emerging future - online

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

An online meeting to provide the opportunity to share visions and inspiration for our District and world, as we emerge from the current pandemic.

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Electric Vehicle Showcase

Friday, January 24, 2020

An event hosted by Ethos Finance, where businesses can investigate and test electric vehicles as a low carbon option. Zero Carbon Harrogate will be there to speak to business owners.

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Going Low Carbon

Monday, January 13, 2020

A Chamber of Commerce event with guest speakers talking about the benefits to business of going low carbon and how it can be achieved.

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Enjoy a Sustainable Christmas

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Christmas can be a time of happiness and sharing but it is also a time of excess and waste. From the wrapping paper and decorations to the food and unwanted presents, a lot of carbon emissions are created. Come and find out how to enjoy a more sustainable Christmas without everyone calling you Scrooge!

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General Election Climate Hustings

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

An opportunity to quiz the parliamentary candidates in the Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency on how they will combat the impending climate crisis, should they be elected in the General Election on 12 December.

Woodlands for Life

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Woodland is becoming increasingly recognised as a valuable asset in the fight against climate change, in providing habitat to encourage biodiversity and in helping to secure our own wellbeing. The Northern Forest project is therefore a very welcome initiative, with many benefits for the Harrogate District.

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Revolting Children

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Why are children revolting and what can we do about it? Thousands of young people have been striking for action on climate change and calling on adults to join them in a general strike. What is all the fuss about and how can we all take action without taking to the streets?

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Fair Trade Future

Monday, September 09, 2019

Robin Roth, CEO of Traidcraft talks about how fair trade must adapt to the challenges of advancing climate change and biodiversity loss, particularly the degradation of soil from over use of chemicals.

 

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Climate change - how to stage a conference in short time scales

Sunday, July 21, 2019

The July meeting of UNA Harrogate features Charlotte Bates who intends to stage a conference in Leeds for up to 100 people to discuss climate change opportunities.

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Clean Air Day 2019 - Starbeck Event

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

A day of action for Clean Air Day at Starbeck Crossing, to reminding drivers of the dangers of air pollution for people inside cars, residents and our environment and to turn off engines while waiting for the barrier to be lifted.

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Renewable Energy: Fact, Fiction and Trends

Sunday, June 02, 2019

Chris Wilde, CEO of Yorkshire Energy Systems Ltd, will talk about advances in renewable technology and the best combination for homes and businesses.

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Re-wilding in Nidderdale and the Uplands

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

What is re-wilding? Should there be bears in Nidderdale? Is re-wilding more about trees and land use than large, exotic mammals?

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A Visit to Allerton Waste Recovery Park

Monday, April 22, 2019

An opportunity to see what goes on behind the very large walls on this new waste recovery facility, near Knaresborough. Spaces are limited to please make sure you book your spot.

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Before the Flood

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change - the most pressing challenge of our time.

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Tree Planting Day at Folly Hall Thornthwaite

Saturday, March 23, 2019

1000 trees were planted as part of the Rotary Club of Harrogate's Carbon Offsetting scheme.

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Knaresborough Forest: Past, Present and Future

Thursday, February 21, 2019

An opportunity to hear about the natural and built heritage of this historic region and the example it provides for future reforestation.

Going Low Carbon

Monday, January 14, 2019

A Chamber of Commerce event with speakers from the University of Leeds, Taylors of Harrogate and  Entech Commercial speaking about about the benefits to business of going low carbon.

LoveSustainableKnaresborough

Saturday, November 17, 2018

A round table discussion to connect local people and groups together to support actions for a positive sustainable present and future for Knaresborough.

Climate Question Time

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Distinguished panelists answered questions collected from members of the public during a series of "Climate Chats", as part of Green GB week.

Low Carbon Technologies – the Art of a Sustainable Future

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

This IET event featured a panel of experts including climate scientists and renewable energy researchers from the University of Leeds.

Groundswell Rising

Friday, October 05, 2018

Screening of the film, which looks at the impact of fracking on the environment and our way of life.