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Energy events for January

Two free online events will welcome many Cumbrians into the new year with the chance to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and businesses. The two webinars are being hosted by Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) in partnership with South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) but are open to anyone who feels that they could benefit from the advice on offer. The first of the two events, Heat pumps for homeowners is taking place on 19 January at 6:30pm and is focused on the user experience of domestic heat pumps. A heat pump is a device that transfers heat [...]

By |2020-12-21T13:48:19+00:00December 21st, 2020|Cumbria Green Build Festival, Draughtproofing, Fossil fuels, Home energy efficiency, Homepage, Insulation, News, Renewable energy|Comments Off on Energy events for January

Fellfoot Forward marks achievements and exciting year ahead

There's been a lot going on behind the scenes with our work on the Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership Scheme, so, as 2020 draws to a close, we thought it was about time to give you a glimpse behind the curtains! The scheme is led by the North Pennines AONB Partnership and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and it aims to conserve, enhance and celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of the Fellfoot area of north-eastern Cumbria. CAfS is one of the partners delivering aspects of the scheme, led by Roe Baker. Not surprisingly, the Coronavirus pandemic has [...]

By |2020-12-16T17:13:45+00:00December 16th, 2020|Fellfoot Forward, Homepage, News|Comments Off on Fellfoot Forward marks achievements and exciting year ahead

Job: Finance & Resources Manager

Date posted: Tue 1 Dec 2020 Closing date: 9am, Wed 6 Jan 2021 This new role at CAfS will be responsible for strategic financial management, working alongside our Trustees and CEO - an important member of our new senior management team. You'll also oversee day-to-day resources management with the help of the CAfS administration and finance team, which you'll manage, working alongside specialist HR and IT contractors. As an experienced business and finance manager, you'll set and monitor budgets and oversee day-to-day financial management. Your advice, guidance and financial reports will inform the development and delivery of our [...]

By |2021-01-07T11:47:26+00:00December 1st, 2020|News, Vacancies - expired|Comments Off on Job: Finance & Resources Manager

CAfS helps create new Ashden Award for citizen engagement on climate

The Ashden Awards are nationally acknowledged as THE awards for meaningful climate change activity in the UK. As communication on climate change becomes ever more important, Ashden is launching a new category for citizen engagement. CAfS was delighted to be invited to help the awards team to develop the criteria and assessment for this new category, with Phil Davies taking up the challenge. "If our 20 years of experience in tackling the causes of climate change has shown us anything, it's that different people get involved in climate actions for different reasons and in different ways," Phil said. "We [...]

By |2020-11-27T17:08:14+00:00November 27th, 2020|Homepage, News|Comments Off on CAfS helps create new Ashden Award for citizen engagement on climate

Support offered amidst ‘bleak winter’ forecast

Many families are facing a difficult winter ahead with increased hardship, a new report shows. Higher energy use resulting from having to stay at home for longer and a huge reduction in income have produced a toxic combination, researchers at Sheffield Hallam University have found. In Cumbria, adding our already problematic leaky housing stock to the equation, the evidence is that the risk will be heightened for vulnerable groups who will have to make a heat or eat choice this winter. This combines to produce a bleak forecast of the next few months for many residents. The report Stuck at home in [...]

By |2020-11-26T16:11:02+00:00November 26th, 2020|Draughtproofing, Home energy efficiency, Homepage, Insulation, News|Comments Off on Support offered amidst ‘bleak winter’ forecast

Two new EV chargepoints go live in Cumbria

This month marked the completion of two more installations of electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints which are now live and fully operational. Just in time for Cumbria to drop down into Tier 2 as well. Don’t ever say we don’t time things well. The first is our collaboration with Dalston Parish council for a chargepoint and lighting installation in the Kingsway car park near the village centre. The site consists of two charging sockets along with a lamppost to make sure that night-time travellers can find it quickly and easily. Not bad for partnership in which no money changed hands. [...]

By |2020-11-26T16:03:26+00:00November 26th, 2020|Electric vehicles, Fossil fuels, Homepage, News|Comments Off on Two new EV chargepoints go live in Cumbria

Job: Communications Manager – Zero Carbon Cumbria

Date posted: Wed 25 Nov 2020 Closing date: 9am, Tue 5 Jan 2021 We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced communications professional to lead and deliver communications to support the five-year Zero Carbon Cumbria project, funded by the National Lottery's Climate Action Fund. This forms part of the most extensive programme of action on climate change ever seen in the county, led by the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership. You'll work at a highly strategic level, setting the communications strategy for the programme, advising and influencing people from the 70 diverse organisations that are part of [...]

By |2021-01-05T09:55:50+00:00November 25th, 2020|News, Vacancies - expired|Comments Off on Job: Communications Manager – Zero Carbon Cumbria

Job: Project Support Officer – Zero Carbon Cumbria

Date posted: Thu 8 Oct 2020 Closing date: 9am, Mon 2 Nov 2020 We are looking for an experienced, skilled and highly organised administrator with superb attention to detail to help us deliver the most extensive climate change action programme ever seen in Cumbria. You'll be a core part of the day-to-day running of the ambitious five-year Zero Carbon Cumbria project, funded by the National Lottery's Climate Action Fund. You'll support the project team based at CAfS and administer the meetings of the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership, which includes more than 70 organisations from across the county. [...]

By |2020-11-26T14:49:22+00:00October 8th, 2020|News, Vacancies - expired|Comments Off on Job: Project Support Officer – Zero Carbon Cumbria

Job: Community Carbon Literacy Coordinator

Date posted: Thurs 24th September 2020 Closing date: 9am, Mon 19 October 2020 Join our active team and take overall responsibility for our new Community Carbon Literacy Project. This project will develop, recruit and train a brand-new network of twenty community trainers, to run a widespread programme of events on climate science and solutions, including open home events and carbon literacy training courses across Cumbria.  The role includes the responsibility of recruiting and training the volunteers and supporting them to deliver the project in their communities and driving forward carbon literacy in the county.   [...]

By |2020-10-20T13:09:25+01:00September 24th, 2020|News, Vacancies - expired|Comments Off on Job: Community Carbon Literacy Coordinator

Job: Project Manager – Zero Carbon Cumbria

Date posted: Thurs 24th September 2020 Closing date: 9am, Mon 19 October 2020 Join our busy team in delivering the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership along with a huge host of organisations from around the county. The ZCCP involves nearly 70 partners spanning the public, private and third sectors with the aim of cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The role includes taking overall responsibility for the coordination and management of the project, recruiting other members of the ZCCP team, developing a rolling programme plan and creating a programme management framework as well as a host of other responsibilities that [...]

By |2020-10-20T13:10:18+01:00September 24th, 2020|News, Vacancies - expired|Comments Off on Job: Project Manager – Zero Carbon Cumbria
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