Welcome to

Generation
zero
Carbon

We represent the generations who are inheriting the climate crisis: Generation Z and Generation Alpha.

COMPETITIONS!

Budding artist? Keen photographer? Closet poet? If you’re under 30, enter one of our competitions launching on Earth Day 22nd April (closing at the end of July) in one of our two categories:

1. Short story/poem/rap/song under the theme ‘Me and the Sixth Mass Extinction’

2. Photo/art piece/mural under the theme ‘Around the Wrekin’

We have a range of fantastic prizes including £30 worth of vegan goodies from Okra in Shrewsbury and a hand-carved trophy, and both winners will be featured on our website and social media channels and have an exhibition spot at our upcoming Love Nature Festival!

Please send all submissions to generationzerocarbon@gmail.com

 

Generating New Ideas. Solving Big Problems

Generation Zero Carbon Shropshire aims to empower the next generation of Shropshire’s decision makers to create and support the necessary measures outlined in the Zero Carbon Shropshire Plan to reduce the county’s emissions to net zero by 2030. Generation Zero Carbon Shropshire recognises the urgency of the climate crisis and understands that it is not a problem for the future, it is here now and must be faced immediately to ensure that there is a future. There is no time to waste, zero carbon by 2030 cannot just be an ambition, it is a necessity.

Signing the pledge means you support the work of Generation Zero Carbon and want Shropshire to achieve zero carbon by 2030.

You might like to tell your family and friends that you support Generation Zero Carbon – personal invitations are the best!  You can also follow us on our social media accounts and tell an even bigger audience.

Who We Are

We are a warm and friendly organisation and we’re always excited to welcome new members! Please don’t be put off if you don’t have any experience or expertise in climate change issues – all you need is a passion for achieving a zero-carbon Shropshire.

Whether you have lots of time to spare to get involved or have an awesome idea about achieving a sustainable Shropshire or just want to find out a bit more about us, reach out using the form below! We’d love to hear from you.

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Solution Focused

This approach means we are goal-directed, not only highlighting the issues of climate change but providing and implementing solutions. We offer realistic, actionable advice on how to reduce your carbon footprint both as an individual and an organisation, for example, your school or university. Generation Zero Carbon Shropshire is a future- orientated group because the past cannot be changed but our future still can be.

Community Centred

Shropshire’s communities are everything from city centres to rural hamlets, and this is part of what gives us so much potential! By engaging with and speaking from our communities, we have a huge capacity to have a major impact across our county. Creating real-world change and being a part of this homegrown movement of like-minded young people is an incredible way to include and build local and accessible communities!

Welcoming

We strive to create a community feel where everyone feels welcome, safe and confident in sharing their ideas. There is no pressure to give expert-level advice and ideas, we are just happy to have you part of our team! We want to hear your unique ideas as well as any examples of personal solutions you have discovered to issues facing our environment. Big ideas or small contributions – every little helps!

Positive Minded

A positive mindset is crucial if we are to work together to make a difference. We’re optimistic that if we channel the enthusiasm and determination of young people, we can create real meaningful change in Shropshire. Let’s approach the climate crisis with a positive attitude and be confident that we can reach our goal of zero carbon Shropshire by 2030.

Inclusive

We recognise, respect and value difference and understand that diversity within our group is a strength. We strive to be an organisation that takes account of differences and takes steps to remove barriers and disadvantages such as in relation to disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, belief or faith and sexual orientation.

What Can I Do Now?

Wondering what you can do in the meantime? There’s plenty of resources and tips online, but here are some of the team’s favourite ideas for how to reduce your carbon footprint and move towards a sustainable Shropshire…

Be part of the change
Get involved

Whatever your age, education or experience we’d love to have you on board! We are a friendly and inclusive organisaiton built on people power – if you have any questions or want to get involved fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you.