CAfS putting out a call for volunteers to be part of our third year of community climate champions.

Our Climate Champions receive accredited Carbon Literacy training and full support from our brilliant team here at CAfS. They increase their knowledge of climate science and solutions and actively promote actions and ideas that can be developed and maintained in their community. They build confidence and develop relationships within their community, sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm with others.

The Climate Champions project has been very successful so far, training over 35 volunteers and reaching over 1300 people thorough a wide variety of events both online and offline. Art exhibitions, clothing and toy swaps, online support groups and a webinar for cost cutting ideas provided energy and enthusiasm to generate sustainable action against climate change.

This year, thanks to support from the Copeland Community Fund, we are looking for volunteers who want to generate more climate action in West Cumbria, and ensure that priorities set by the Copeland People’s Panel are developed. We want to hear from you if you are interested in building a strong community for a green future, if you want to raise and embed climate change within your parish council, or want to explore a career in a ‘green’ job.

Clare Taylor, Community Climate Champions Coordinator for Zero Carbon Cumbria at CAfS explains: ‘We’re so excited to be able to extend this project into West Cumbria and to support
the recommendations of the Copeland People’s Panel. Our volunteers tell us that they feel empowered and motivated following the training, and more positive about the impact they can have. We’re looking for volunteers who want to develop their skills or confidence, they don’t need any experience, just enthusiasm!’

This fantastic opportunity is open to over 18s only; if you are interested you can apply here.