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Zero Carbon Tour is headed to Harrogate: 15th October


The Zero Carbon Tour is a business initiative, and is on the road in the UK in its ‘Carbon Battle Bus” now, going from town to town, illustrating the amazing array of actions the business community across the UK is taking to address the climate crisis. It will be in Harrogate on 15th October from 9.30am-6.30pm outside Harrogate Convention Centre and you can register for the event for free here.

Join the Zero Carbon Bus and discuss with others the concept of net zero carbon and why it is critical for businesses in this #DecadeOfAction. Businesses are invited to hear Carbon Stories from like-minded local people, organisations and community groups and the impactful projects they are undertaking to reduce their carbon emissions.

Shaping a brighter future is not something any one organisation can achieve alone. It requires collaborative and decisive action that will create a future of unprecedented business opportunities – finding new growth and talent, lowering costs and building greater resilience.

On the day, you’ll see the UK’s first 100% electric coach, affectionately named the ‘Carbon Battle Bus’, find out more about the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign and hear Carbon Stories and discussions with local people, organisations and community groups.

There will be opportunities to engage with suppliers at the sustainability marketplace and sign up to a sustainability workshop for your organisation. Find out more below.

Event programme:

Morning session

9:00-9:05am: A Net Zero Future – Neil Coles – Harrogate District Climate Coalition Chair 

9:05-9:20am: Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley (Bishop of Ripon) – Introduction to the Conference 

9:20-9:40am: Professor Piers Foster – From the latest climate science to practical low carbon solutions for the UK and Harrogate 

9:40-10:00am: Chameleon Technology – Net Zero and The Future of Home & Business Energy (HEADLINE SPONSOR)

Morning break

10:15-10:50am: PlanetMark – Race to Zero Information Session 

10:50-11:10am: Reducing your Supply Chain Carbon Footprint 

11:10-11:30am: Techbuyer – How to save the world with digital

11:30-11:50am: Energy Oasis – Carbon Reduction, Sustainable Energy and Micro Grids in a Commercial Setting

11:50-12:10pm: Electric Broker – Can the UK’s Charging Infrastructure Support the Transition to Electric Vehicles

12:10-12:30pm: Transdev – The Harrogate Bus Company 

Lunch break

1:30-1:50pm: Yorkshire Water – Net Zero Approach

1:50-2:10pm: Black Sheep Brewery – Our Journey 

2:10-2:30pm: Bettys & Taylors – Carbon Neutral

2:30-2:50pm: Harrogate Borough Council

2:50-3:10pm: Cromwell Polythene – The evolving landscape of waste management, a look at what the future holds for the industry

3:10-3:30pm: Envirovent – Creating Green Warriors

Afternoon tea

3:30-4:10pm: Greentech – An Ever Increasing Green Canopy – A Guide to Green Roofs

4:10-4:30pm: Air Source Heat Pumps – The benefits 

4:30-4:50pm: AONB – Achieving Net Zero in Nidderdale 

4:40-5:10pm: Woodmeadows Trust – Woodmeadows: mosaic havens for wildlife and people

5:10-5:30pm: NFU – Zero Carbon Farming (NFU)

Drinks and close

5:45-6:05pm: Professor Andy Gouldson – Place Based Actions 

Net Zero Carbon Essentials Workshop

There will be a three-hour Net Zero Carbon Essentials Workshop for those who want to take a deeper dive into understanding how to set a credible net zero target for their business and the steps involved in joining the UN-backed Race to Zero and Together for Our Planet campaigns. You can sign up to the next workshop here

Not everyone will be comfortable attending this event in person. That is why there is a live stream option – just click the ‘online’ ticket when checking out. The safety of these events will be regularly assessed in accordance with local Covid-19 guidance. 

While travelling on this tour the Planet Mark team are following a strict testing regime and following all Government Covid-19 guidelines.


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