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Could you be our new marketing & communications officer?

If you are an experienced and enthusiastic marketer, a fantastic job awaits you here at CAfS! We are recruiting a new marketing and communications officer to spread the word about an exciting new project that will see 200 charge points for electric cars installed around Cumbria and the wider north of England. You’ll also work alongside our project managers across all our initiatives to tackle climate change, supporting our marketing manager. You’ll engage with the public and organisations around Cumbria on topics ranging from renewable energy and food to housing and transport. We’re looking for someone who has communications [...]

By |2019-11-01T16:01:50+00:00October 31st, 2019|Homepage, News|Comments Off on Could you be our new marketing & communications officer?

Cumbria seeks Cold to Cosy Champions

As the clocks go back, the days get shorter and people are switching on their lights and heating, Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) is seeking to recruit 20 energy champions as part of the Cold to Cosy Homes Cumbria energy-saving service. “We’re looking for people from across South Lakes, Eden and beyond who are keen to save money on energy bills and are prepared to tell others about the help that’s on offer,” says Tina Holt, energy efficiency project officer with Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS), which runs the service. “These champions could be volunteers in their communities, frontline [...]

By |2019-10-30T15:05:35+00:00October 30th, 2019|Draughtproofing, Home energy efficiency, Homepage, Insulation, News|Comments Off on Cumbria seeks Cold to Cosy Champions

New video charts renovation progress at 33a Chapel Street

If you cast your mind back to last summer, you might recall that we started following renovations at an old, stone-walled terraced house in Appleby. 33a Chapel Street’s journey from a flooded, damp building to a warm and cosy home is well under way, and you can see the progress so far in our latest video – a seven-minute recap on the works that have been done and the materials used. You’ll see how the old concrete floor and renders have been stripped out, replaced with an insulated limecrete floor and different types of lime plasters on the walls. [...]

By |2019-10-30T14:41:12+00:00October 30th, 2019|Home energy efficiency, Homepage, Insulation, News|Comments Off on New video charts renovation progress at 33a Chapel Street

Celebrating 20 years on the journey to a zero carbon Cumbria!

This year, CAfS has been celebrating our first full 20 years as an independent organisation tackling climate change in Cumbria! It's a fantastic opportunity to look back and remember just how far we've come and all that we've achieved - especially at at time when there's more collective determination than ever to achieve our vision of a zero carbon Cumbria. To mark the occasion, we've produced a new booklet capturing some of our many highlights down through the years - from starting the UK's first Green Build Festival to helping set up several of Cumbria's community energy schemes. There's [...]

By |2019-07-30T09:49:36+00:00July 30th, 2019|Homepage, News|Comments Off on Celebrating 20 years on the journey to a zero carbon Cumbria!

Take a sneak peak at Green Build 2019

You are the first to get a sneak preview of this year’s Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival! We are still busily putting the final touches on our whopping list of 50 or so events, but we’re peeling back the curtain so you can see what’s in store for you when they open for booking later in July. Keep an eye on our website and social media towards the middle of the month to have first choice! Open homes: No Green Build Festival would be complete without the chance to visit real homes with energy-saving design, renewable energy [...]

By |2019-06-28T21:30:24+00:00June 28th, 2019|Cumbria Green Build Festival, Homepage, News|Comments Off on Take a sneak peak at Green Build 2019