Aiming for Net Zero

You have probably heard of Net Zero, and there’s a good chance you even know what it is, but just in case the term puzzles you it basically means that the amount of carbon dioxide that we put into the atmosphere through our own activities is equal to or less than the amount absorbed or removed from the atmosphere by various means.

Aiming for net zero isn’t just essential for creating a liveable, sustainable world; it can also make organisations more efficient in a variety of ways.

Lancaster District CVS holds quarterly ‘Swop Shop Skill Share Network’ meetings, open to anyone who might find them of interest but aimed mostly at local voluntary, community, faith, and social enterprise sector organisations. Our next event, taking place on Friday 19th April, 10.30 am to 1 pm, at Lancaster & Morecambe College Employer Hub, LA1 2TZ, aims to share best practice and give practical advice on what we can do to help achieve net zero.

By the end of this session, you will understand how to assess your direct and indirect carbon impact; how to make changes that will reduce this; how to set sustainability targets; what funding is available to help you reduce your footprint.

The session will cover areas such as buildings and offices, transport, procurement and waste management. It will be facilitated by three experts in carbon reduction, all of whom have experience working with the third sector in the Lancaster district. You will have the chance to ask questions specific to your case.

Our panel of experts include Georgina Somerville from Green Rose Energy; Dr Zoe Detko from Ardea Eco-innovation (formerly of Lancaster Environment Centre); and Dr Jan Maskell, who is a sustainability consultant.

The session is free to attend, but places are limited and must be booked. The formal session ends at 12.30, but if you come along why not bring along a pack lunch and take the opportunity to talk to other attendees, and our experts, informally. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.

So if net zero is something that interests you and you would like to hear directly from experts about how you can make changes, perhaps within the organisation that you work or volunteer for, book your place here. You can also contact our training officer Jim Greenan for a chat by emailing him at [email protected], or calling us on 01524 555900.