We are an integral part of the community of Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth.

We are a welcoming collective of local people committed to addressing the climate change emergency.

Please join us on our exploratory journey towards a positive future.

Our aim is to reduce net carbon emissions in our parish to zero by 2050.

Take a look around our website to find out more about us, and what we do.

If you’d like to get involved in any way, big or small, we’d love to hear from you.


Dates For Your Diary

26-28 January 2024. Big Garden Birdwatch. Join the world’s largest garden wildlife survey – spend just one hour watching the birds in your garden on any of the days Friday to Sunday, and record the birds that land. For more details and to sign up, go to the RSPB website {here}.

Monday 26 February 2024. ZCC monthly catch up. Online at 19:00-20:20. ALL WELCOME! For more information, contact us on zero.carbon.collective@gmail.com

11-17 March 2024. The Big Plastic Count. Almost a quarter of a million people took part in The Big Plastic Count in 2022 (see our blog of the results {here}). It is being re-run again for one week this March – for more details and to sign up, go to The Big Plastic Count website {here}.

Saturday 13 April 2024. Our next Repair Cafe. At 14:00-17:00 in the Old School Community Centre, Bassingbourn SG8 5ND. Contact Cafe Bookings on repair.cafe.zcc@gmail.com

Other news

Keep the cold outside and the heat inside…! A very quick way to identify whether your home has insulation, draught or damp problems is to use a thermal imaging camera.  The camera loan scheme, run by Cambridge Carbon Footprint, is available again this winter — and Bassingbourn is a host for one camera again (details from last year are {here}).

We are organising a couple of clinics in February where we will take the thermal images for households to review (rather than you have to wait for the next CCF training course). If you are interested, please contact us on saving.energy.zcc@gmail.com

Join us

Want to get involved? We’d love to hear from you.

Join us

Want to get involved? We’d love to hear from you.


Take a look at some of our latest projects.

Thermal imaging camera

Thermal Imaging Camera

The Cambridge Carbon Footprint has launched a scheme where individuals can borrow a thermal imaging camera to identify problems with insulation, draughts and damp in


Saving Bassingbourn Swifts

The swift population has declined by a staggering 58% since 1995. This project aims to support the falling swift population by providing artificial nest sites.


The Repair Cafe

Repair Cafes are community events that match people who ‘need stuff fixed‘ with people who ‘like fixing things‘. Repair Cafes are completely non-commercial. There are