CAfS are delighted to be working in partnership with Cumbria County Council to deliver climate and carbon literacy training to 550 of their staff and elected members.

All elected representatives, senior managers and extended leadership team are able to book a place on either a full day, accredited climate and carbon literacy training course, a 90 minute ‘Climate Science and Solutions for Cumbria’ overview or a 30 minute climate coffee break chat. Places are also available for any interested staff across the organisation.

The uptake so far has been fantastic with an inspiring number of council staff eager to learn more about how to serve Cumbria’s ambitious sustainability goals.

If you are an officer or member of CCC, please take a look at your learning pages to book a place or contact [email protected] to hear more. There are limited spaces left so book yours ASAP!

Assistant Director Environment and Enterprise Allan Harty said: ‘CAfS has delivered the training in a really engaging way to staff from across a diverse range of services and our Members. I have received brilliant feedback about delivery and the subject matter. I get a sense those who attended now have a really good understanding of Climate Change and Science and are energised to take this learning into their professional and personal lives.

‘I want to thank CAfS for agreeing to partner with us to deliver what is a vitally important area of learning for our workforce’.

Please spread the word about this offer to all Cumbria County Council staff and members that you know.

Some of our activities are funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and are part of the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership’s ambitious emission reduction programme to make Cumbria carbon neutral by 2037.

The Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership brings together over 70 organisations in the public, private, and third sectors and is jointly chaired by CAfS and Cumbria County Council.

To achieve its goal, the partnership will be delivering a range of projects and activities, many of which have been inspired and developed by local communities. A number of these community-led projects and activities, including (the name of your project/organisation), have been made possible by a £2.5 million grant from the National Lottery Community Fund.

For more information about the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership, go to Zero Carbon Cumbria Programme – CAfS