First steps to a post-carbon Yorkshire!
Zero Carbon Yorkshire launched with a bang on 27 February 2016 at Leeds Civic Hall. 80 campaigners, academics, local government representatives and officers, businesspeople and other concerned individuals came together for a high-energy day of Open Space conversations covering all aspects of tackling Climate Change, including Community Energy, Low Energy and PassivHaus buildings, flood risk management, divestment for fossil fuels, opposition to fracking and much more – over 30 conversations generated a raft of exciting ideas and action proposals that we will be following up in the months to come.
There will be a full report of the outcomes of the event soon on the Zero Carbon Yorkshire website, www.zerocarbonyorkshire.org. In the meantime, if you want to be kept in touch and get involved, you can affiliate to Zero Carbon Yorkshire here. You will receive regular email updates on its activities
Zero Carbon Yorkshire is an initiative of Schumacher North, together with partners including Friends of the Earth, Oasis School of Human Relations and others. Its aim is to make sure Yorkshire is among the first UK regions to formulate and deliver a viable Zero Carbon strategy. We want to work with activist groups, local authorities, businesses, public sector bodies, universities and individuals in every Yorkshire city, town and district to design local Zero Carbon Plans, and combine these into a regional strategy that will command huge public support – then demand that the UK government gets out of our way and lets us get on with it!