Green Jumper Day

Friday, November 26, 2021

On Green Jumper Day, everyone - school children, politicians and footballers, shopkeepers and shoppers, big business owners and those staying at home - are being asked to turn down the thermostat, keep warm in a green jumper, and make a donation to help Green Jumper achieve its goals.


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National Railway Museum Climate Talks

Through 2021 (free online)

The Science Museum Group is hosting a series of Climate Talks—panel discussions, Q&As and events connecting you with leaders, experts, activists and campaigners as they discuss how to tackle the problems facing our communities due to climate change.



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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. ​Details here


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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?


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.



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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Recycling in the Harogate District

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A presentation by Harrogate Borough Council about their recycling programmes. The ZCH AGM will follow this.

Riverford Farm Visit

Monday, June 25, 2018

Showcasing the range of organic crops grown, with an opportunity to see how an anaerobic digester works.

Woodland Creation Conference

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Discover the benefits of creating woodland on your land and how it can contribute to sustainability.

Finding Your Carbon Balance

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Come and find out what it means to be carbon neutral by balancing unavoidable carbon emissions with carbon offsets.

Vision of a Zero Carbon Economy

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Come along and get a visual picture of what the district could look like in 2050.

High Water, Common Ground

Monday, April 16, 2018

A film showing the techniques which are being explored and adopted to lower the risk of flooding.

Fed Up With Traffic Congestion

Thursday, March 08, 2018

A workshop to pilot a sustainable transport solution for the Harrogate district

Cutting the Carbon Cost of our Food

Monday, November 20, 2017

Learn more about how different food industry businesses are addressing the social environmental issues of carbon emissions.

Making it Happen

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

An evening of training on how to engage effectively with our local politicians and business community.

Recycling! Recycling! Recycling!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Why bother recycling? Where does our waste go? What can I put in my black box? How can we improve local recycling services? What about business waste?

Zero Carbon Meal

Monday, May 22, 2017

Come along for a delicious low carbon meal with wine and hear James McKay talk on “Imagining a Low Carbon future for Yorkshire"

Apres Demain

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Following on from the successful film night screening of the film 'Demain' we invite you to come and discuss your ideas for a better “Tomorrow” for Harrogate District.

A Screening of the Film Demain

Monday, March 20, 2017

A film telling a feel-good story that may be the best way to solve the ecological, economical and social crises that our countries are going through.

Sustainable Harrogate?

Come along and hear Councillor Rebecca Burnett talk about what Harrogate Borough Council has
been doing.

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