Over the last year, the UK has experienced drought, widespread flooding and frequent storms. This has been mirrored across the globe where extreme weather events are becoming the norm. Here in Cumbria, we are working hard to reduce carbon emissions as quickly as possible, working with individuals, businesses and communities on everything from domestic and community energy to retrofit, green business support and sustainable agricultural practices.  

Earth Day this year falls on Monday April 22nd – and we are talking to local schools, and youth groups, to encourage activities and conversations to raise awareness of climate action. 

Earth Day activity suggestions (we’d also love to hear yours!): 

  • Go Green for the Planet Day – staff and pupils could wear green or bring something green to school to show they care about the climate/planet earth and donate £1. 
  • Take part in our Earth Bingo or Quiz (get in touch to get your copies!) 50p a go? 
  • Organise a sponsored litter pick or school plastic count. 
  • Have a walk or cycle to school day. 

And during the week 18th-25th April, we are running our “Fight for our Future” appeal aiming to raise £20,000 to support vital climate action in Cumbria. This is a great opportunity to talk about climate issues and raise the profile with the community of ways everyone can take positive action.  Any funds raised during this week will be doubled – and you can find out more about the campaign here. 

If you don’t feel able to fundraise, Earth Day is still a great opportunity to showcase the sustainable actions you are already taking in your school and raise awareness about the climate crisis. We’d love to hear about what you get up to – contact us and let us know!