Zero Carbon Harrogate's message of hope for greener future in Harrogate
Zero Carbon Harrogate is stepping up its efforts to highlight climate change as Harrogate contemplates a possible new future with a less car-centric transport system.
The green pressure group which was founded in 2016 has been running a successful series of films and Q&As online during lockdown under the banner "Post-pandemic Visions."
The final event held in partnership with UNA Harrogate (United Nations Association) will take place next Wednesday, July 22 at 7pm with a screening of the film 2040 followed by live Q&A with an expert local panel.
This 2019 Australian documentary directed by and starring Damon Gameau looks at the effects of climate change over the next 20 years and what technologies that exist today can reverse the effects.
The expert panel will include Coun Phil Ireland (Chair of Harrogate Climate Coalition and cabinet member for sustainable transport), Jemima Parker (Chair, Zero Carbon Harrogate), and Ian Fraser (Chair, natural climate solutions for Zero Carbon Harrogate).
The film will be shown online, followed by the panel discussion via Zoom.
Links will be sent prior to the event, which is free, though donations are welcome.
Numbers are limited and booking is required via the website zerocarbonharrogate.org.uk/events
Meanwhile, Zero Carbon Harrogate's new monthly Climate Forum events will start in partnership with UNA Harrogate on September 14.
The first event will be on the topic of Data for sustainability - with panelists from Barrett Values Centre and AxiaOrigin.
The event on October 12 will be about reducing carbon emissions from our homes through insulation and retrofitting.
The event on November 9 will see Professor Piers Forster and Professor Andy Shepherd from the University of Leeds joining to discuss the lessons global climate science has for the Harrogate district.
A message from the Editor
Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.
In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news on this free-to-read site, I am asking you to also please purchase a copy of our newspaper.
Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis.
With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspaper.