Partnership to Galvanise Green Investments for Cumbria Launches

A new and innovative green investment plan for Cumbria is being developed by a consortium of local and national partners. The plan will enhance the county’s competitiveness nationally, benefit the county’s economy, boost employment opportunities and help tackle climate change. The investment plan will identify a set of iconic projects across Cumbria in sectors such as energy generation, transport, agriculture and waste management, along with exploring the sources of finance required from institutional investors, banks, public finance and community funding institutions. Key partners involved include Grantham Research Institute of the LSE, the multinational engineering and design company Arup, local [...]

Great feedback from our carbon calculator users

Lots of individuals and businesses have now had a go with our carbon footprint calculators and some have fed back to tell us about their experience. Which is incredibly helpful! Happily, the vast majority feel that it was definitely a worthwhile experience, which has helped improve their understanding of their environmental impact and focus their efforts to reduce it. Here are some of the comments received. “I was impressed with the tool, having looked at a number of other, much more gimmicky tools which claim to do the same thing, didn't in my view ask all the right questions… [...]

By |2021-05-31T16:10:58+01:00May 31st, 2021|Climate politics, Home energy efficiency, Homepage, News|

Contract: Installation of draughtproofing & other energy saving measures

Quotations are invited from organisations and sole traders with the experience and qualifications to implement a draughtproofing service in districts of Cumbria on behalf of Cumbria Action for Sustainability. This work is part of our Cold to Cosy Homes Cumbria service, funded by the Energy Redress Scheme. You'll install a range of draughtproofing measures, as specified by our energy assessors. You'll be part of our network of installers across the county, helping Cumbrians to make their homes warmer and save money on their energy bills. Working with our installers and partners, CAfS has completed draughtproofing in over 300 homes, [...]

By |2021-05-19T12:22:46+01:00May 4th, 2021|Homepage, News, Vacancies - Contracts|

Energy services to expand across Cumbria

We are delighted to announce that our home energy team has secured more funding from the Energy Saving Trust as part of round 10 of the Energy Redress funding. What this means in practise is that two of our projects, Cold to Cosy Homes and Retrofit for Cumbria, will be expanding their scope to serve more people in the county in improving energy efficiency. First of all, Cold to Cosy Homes will be taking on some new staff and extending the services it offers to parts of Cumbria that the popular service has yet to extensively reach. This means: [...]

First public chargepoints in South Copeland launched

Thwaites Village Hall has become the first in South Copeland to install two community funded Electric Vehicle (EV) chargepoints as they place themselves on the cutting edge of the future of transport. The sockets are the first publicly accessible chargepoints to be activated in South Copeland and the installation marks a huge step forward for residents who may have been considering when they will switch to an EV. The people from Thwaites Village Hall are eager to welcome new visitors to the area who otherwise might not have been able to drive through as well as to provide a [...]

By |2021-04-28T14:39:05+01:00April 28th, 2021|Electric vehicles, Homepage, News|

Donate today and your money will be doubled!

We're very excited here at CAfS to announce that we have been lucky enough to be chosen as one of 100 environmental charities that will take part in The Big Give's Green Match Fund! This means that for every donation that we receive this week  (22-29 April), the money will be doubled by our benefactor The Oglesby Charitable Trust. DONATE NOW Our donations page is now live and our generous supporters can make one donation with twice the impact! This is our Race To Zero campaign as the money will go towards boosting our ability to reach [...]

By |2021-05-04T16:22:15+01:00April 22nd, 2021|Climate politics, Homepage, News|

How to improve your green spaces

We recently received an inquiry from a partner organisation about what measures they could take to improve the green spaces they manage from a carbon reduction perspective. The green spaces we keep can aid a helping hand in negating some of the emissions we produce by taking carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. They're also invaluable in ensuring that local wildlife has plenty of habitation space and on top of all that, they just look nice! Our colleague Roe has been doing some digging and unearthed a few resources that anyone who's looking to make a  bigger environmental impact with [...]

By |2021-04-19T15:41:40+01:00April 19th, 2021|Homepage, News|

Calling all Fellfoot community buildings!

The Fellfoot Forward scheme can support community buildings to change to a low carbon, sustainable way of life and focus on opportunities to retrofit and renovate in harmony with the environment, utilising renewable energy, choosing natural materials, and nurturing an ethos of reduce, reuse, repair and recycle. Grant funding support is available via the Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership Scheme to help community buildings of heritage value in the area who want to make energy efficiency improvements to the fabric of their building and for user comfort. This could include but is not exclusive to; roof, floor or wall insulation, [...]

By |2021-04-19T15:11:09+01:00April 19th, 2021|Fellfoot Forward, Homepage, News|

Ambleside to Zero – what we’ve learned so far

by Molly Hogg, Low carbon communities project manager CAfS is proud to have supported Ambleside Action for a Future (AAFAF) for the past two years. Established in late 2018, this local sustainability action group has grown to over 100 members and is committed to reducing the whole town’s carbon footprint to net zero by 2030. Their outstanding ambition is being backed by South Lakeland District Council (SLDC). They see this as an opportunity to develop a whole-place approach to community decarbonisation that can be expanded across the district and replicated elsewhere. SLDC engaged CAfS to support AAFAF to shape [...]

Good take up of the new CAfS carbon footprint calculators!

We‘re delighted to see good, early enthusiasm for our new carbon footprint calculators that were launched in early March 2021. Since then, they’ve already been used by 50 households and 10 businesses. You can find the calculators on our website here. They are available to use, for free, across Cumbria and Lancashire. One is for households and one is for businesses, both based on the same model. Measuring your carbon footprint is a great way of understanding the size of your environmental impact, specifically, how much greenhouse gas you are emitting from your daily activities or from your business. [...]

By |2021-04-19T14:30:48+01:00April 9th, 2021|Food, Home energy efficiency, Homepage, News, Renewable energy|
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