On June 22nd representatives from the Cumbria Sustainability Network came together for a virtual discussion on how to take their work forward and build a strong community of groups and individuals working across the county to raise awareness of the climate emergency and to take practical action to reduce carbon emissions in their area.

Resources are available to support the development of the Cumbria Sustainability Network as part of National Lottery investment in the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership.  The Network is an informal group of community-based organisations whose mission is to promote environmental sustainability.  Members include Ambleside Action for a Future, PACT (Penrith Action for Community Transition), South Lakes Action on Climate Change, Sustainable Brampton, Carlisle, Keswick, Staveley and many more.

Cumbria Sustainability Network Coordinator and CAfS team-member, Helen Attewell, said ‘There is an inspirational range of expertise and experience amongst current Sustainability Network members.  By working together across the county, sustainability groups and organisations can share learning and good practice, and become a strong voice for communities seeking urgent action on climate change.  We welcome new members and I would encourage you to get involved.

‘The Cumbria Sustainability Network would like to hear from any new or existing groups who are not currently connected into our communications, or interest from individuals hoping to start a group in their area.  Support and advice is available to help new groups get off the ground, and we may be able to put you in touch with others in your locality.’

Please get in touch with [email protected] if you would like to join the network mailing list, or if you would like some support on getting started / developing a new project.