Series of free online courses on home renovations launched

If you're thinking about renovating your home to make it warmer and reduce your energy bills, snap up a free place on our new series of online courses.   We'll take you through all the main things to consider - from planning your retrofit through to insulation, airtightness and ventilation. There are even sessions all about windows and doors.   You can book onto one course or the whole series - whatever you need. We're able to offer the courses free of charge thanks to funding from the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme.   Introduction We kick off with [...]

By |2022-02-09T12:07:15+00:00February 2nd, 2022|Draughtproofing, Home energy efficiency, Homepage, Insulation, News, Training|

Great uptake of carbon literacy courses

This year CAfS launched a new programme of climate training which has been very successful. CAfS’ climate and carbon literacy training courses have huge levels of take up and very positive feedback in terms of improved knowledge and also attendees feeling more motivated and empowered to take action. As take up was so high, we had to recruit extra trainers and now have a team of 8 specialist climate trainers.  “The course sets out why action on climate change is needed now and what we can do as individuals and businesses to make a difference. In the past, when I have attended climate change training, [...]

By |2021-12-21T15:18:08+00:00December 21st, 2021|Homepage, News, Training|

Carbon literacy trials prove successful

Spreading awareness about the causes of and solutions to the climate crisis is a critical first step if we're to empower Cumbrians to play a role in tackling it, and that's what we hope to achieve with a new training course called carbon literacy. CAfS ran two pilot courses during our Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival in September 2019, with all the places snapped up by organisations and community groups keen to learn more climate science, carbon footprints and solutions. This very interactive and fast-paced day was led by certified carbon literacy trainer Sarah McClelland of Great [...]

By |2020-01-07T13:58:53+00:00September 29th, 2019|News, Training|
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