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All Things Retrofit - Ask an Expert

Tuesday 7 June 7-8pm

Zero Carbon Yorkshire's Building Groups are hosting a "Gardeners Question Time" online panel event focused on the practicalities of residential retrofit. 

Register and submit questions here.

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The challenge of Sustainability and the concept of "Net Positive

Monday 13th June, 6pm for 6.30pm

Room AG22C/D Harrogate College HG2 8RB.

UNA Harrogate host an opportunity to discuss the challenge of sustainability, and take a look at one response: “Net Zero”. 


What are the challenges and what about the alternative “Net Positive”. All Welcome. 


Email Clive Wilson to book. 

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We the Power

Friday,17th June 7pm - 9pm

Nidderdale Climate and Environment Group

Summerbridge Methodist Church

A film showing of "We the Power", followed by presentations Josh Hunt and David Todd, from The Renewable Energy Enterprise, who will talk on reducing your homes’ carbon footprint (solar, ASHP & insulation).


How “green” are solar and heat pumps? Busting the myths surrounding solar and heat pumps, and practicalities in conservation areas.

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Wednesday, 22nd June 7pm - 9pm

Upstairs Function Room at The 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! 


Our new Trustees and Officers will be elected. You can find out further details of the candidates and the full agenda here.  

We will also discuss our 2021 Trustees' Report which is available here.


We look forward to your company over some light refreshments and an opportunity to meet other members of the ZCH community.

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Walk to School Day

Friday, 1st July 2022

Make sure your local school is participating in the final Walk to School day of the academic year.


Watch out for our Zero Hero supporter, Harry Gator, Harrogate Town’s Mascot.


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Walk to School Day

Friday, May 13 2022

The half-termly Walk to School Day initiative has been well received, with the number of schools taking part growing with each one.


If you have contact with a school that is not yet taking part perhaps you could suggest they do.

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Book Club

Tuesday, February 15 2022, 7:30pm

This session will take a look at a film on BBC iPlayer - The Trick. A conspiracy thriller based on the events of the Climategate scandal. A university professor and his team find that his work has been hacked by climate change deniers.

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Retrofit Awareness Event

Monday 1 November, 2021

This free of charge event aims to provide the local building industry with the knowledge and understanding of what retrofitting is all about and why it’s important to local homeowners.


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Invisible Highways - Have I Lost You Yet!

Monday 12 July, 2021

Nature is one of our biggest allies in the fight against climate change and whilst more people than ever are discovering its value access to it is under threat right now. This UNA Harrogate event looks at our Rights of Way heritage and the actions being taken to preserve bridleways and footpaths, to encourage active travel.

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Harrogate District
Walk to School Day

Friday 18 June, 2021

Following on from Walk to School Week (17-21 May) organised by Living Streets, Zero Carbon Harrogate are launching the Harrogate District Walk to School Day, which will be the start of regular half-term event.


Climate Cafes with
Harrogate College

Thursday 27 May, 2021

The first in a regular programme of sessions, hosted by Harrogate College in collaboration with Zero Carbon Harrogate, which aim to give support to those experiencing eco-anxiety.

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Having Conversations About Climate Change & Eco-anxiety (view proceedings)

Tuesday 27 April, 2021

This webinar will take a look at the impact that our concerns about climate change can have on our emotional stability and mental health, and highlight ways they can be addressed and limited.

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Driving Change and Innovation: Lessons from London 2012 and decarbonisation in the rail industry (View proceedings)

Monday 26 April, 2021

This is a UNA Harrogate event with guest speaker Emma Nicholson, a Development Project Manager working in the rail sector.

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Building Effective MP Relationships - Harrogate, Ripon and Selby

Tuesday 20 April, 2021

This online training session, from Hope for the Future will offer you tried and tested advice to help you be most effective in engaging with your MP on climate change.

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Easter 2021 Kids Competition

April 2021

Get crafty this Easter with our fantastic competition, to draw a poster about how and why we should reduce our carbon footprint. Open to children aged 11 years or under. ​


The Low Carbon Diet Plan - Healthy for you and the Planet (view proceedings)

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Exploring the most effective ways of reducing the carbon emissions from our diet and how can we reduce our food waste.

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From the Farm to Your Kitchen - The 'Carbonomics' of the Food Supply Chain (view proceedings)

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Understanding the carbon cost of local production and buying seasonal, and showing how food companies can decarbonise their supply chains. The Zero Carbon Harrogate AGM took place at the end of this event.

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Engaging the Community in Climate Change - Lessons from COP26 (View proceedings)

Monday, February 8, 2021

Kat Jones, COP26 Project Manager and Tami Pein, Events Officer for Stop Climate Chaos Scotland explained how they are building community in the run up to COP26 and explored the possibilities for community engagement in the Harrogate.

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Cutting the Carbon on Your Plate: From the Ground Up - Why Sustainable Farming Matters (View proceedings)

Thursday, January 14, 2021

This event is the first in a series of three food themed sessions looking at the 'carbon on your plate' where we welcome guest speakers from the farming community. 


Volunteer Engagement Evening

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Join us for this evening event (online), to learn more about volunteering opportunities with Zero Carbon Harrogate and our plans for 2021. There will be opportunities to increase your knowledge around climate change, find out the best way to engage... 

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The Value of Moving your Business to Net Zero Emissions

Monday, December 7, 2020

A Harrogate Chamber of Commerce event in conjunction with Zero Carbon Harrogate, looking at the benefits to be gained by businesses in moving to a carbon neutral business model.

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Global Climate Change and the Implications for Harrogate District (View proceedings)

Monday, November 9, 2020

How can Harrogate play its part in the global green recovery? Profs Piers Forster and Andy Shepherd of the University of Leeds will discuss the global ramifications of their work into climate change, drawing on their influential work in atmospheric and polar science.

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Climate Forum: The immense value of insulation (View proceedings)

Monday, October 12, 2020

A webinar co-hosted by UNA Harrogate and Zero Carbon Harrogate. Andy Walker of Sure Insulation, and Ivana Jakubkova, a founder member of York Community Energy who emphasised the importance of insulation in the fight against climate change. Jim Wild from LEDA was also be in the audience to offer thoughts on this topic. 

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Climate Forum: Why data matters in the fight against climate change (View proceedings)

Monday, September 14, 2020

Phil Clothier from Barrett Values Centre and Marios Kyriacou of AxiaOrigin will talk about methods for measuring values in organisations and nations, in a manner that tests readiness for sustainability and the use of internet data to facilitate sustainability.