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Recent newsletters


October 2018

  • Going carbon neutral – by a bloke who’s done it!
  • Solar share offer’s over a third of the way there!
  • See what cementitious plaster does to stone walls
  • Could you help steer CAfS?
  • Carly’s house is about to flood… tell her what to do!

September 2018

  • Last few places at Green Build Festival events
  • Look out for two community energy share offers!
  • First #ReadyForRain vlog goes live!
  • Hope floats for new community hydro in Cumbria
  • Electricity North West CEO visits CAfS
  • Hellos and goodbyes at CAfS
  • Alston to host music event with world premiere

August 2018

  • Green Build Festival events open for booking
  • #ReadyForRain house is a go!
  • Sustainable Staveley publishes new films online

July 2018

  • Gearing up for a grand Green Build!
  • Groups to converge on Alston Moor

June 2018

  • Welcome on board to our #ReadyForRain film-maker
  • Cumbria’s newest Repair Cafe opens next weekend
  • SLDC invites public views on climate change options
  • Community energy celebrated during fortnight

May 2018

  • CAfS at forefront of new airtightness test
  • CAfS supports council’s drive to cut energy use
  • Rubbish Rebels returns with a new twist
  • Calling Alston Moor residents who can fix things
  • It’s all growing on at Alston Moor!

April 2018

  • Preloved clothes sale reminder
  • Learning from Lowick – making a cosy village hall

March 2018

  • Sell unwanted clothes at CAfS sale
  • Follow restoration of flooded home
  • Help for cold homes
  • New Cumbrian hydro goes live

February 2018

  • Power for the People event details
  • Free training for frontline workers
  • In Our Hands special screening
  • Plastics forum for businesses

January 2018

  • Power for the People event preview
  • Lime course


Newsletters in 2017


December 2017

  • Free training in Climate Just tool
  • New CAfS video on Rebuilding Together year one
  • A personal take on Alston Moor Greenprint

November 2017

  • Wind farm investment opportunity
  • Call for energy consultants
  • Flood resilience project helps hundreds in year one
  • Alston Moor Greenprint marks first year

October 2017

  • Job vacancy – admin officer
  • Free draughtproofing materials
  • Electric vehicle charging points at village halls
  • Hundreds inspired by Green Build Festival
  • Alston Moor Greenprint Festival

September 2017

Green Build Festival special edition

Green Build Festival reminder


July 2017

  • CAfS relaunches support for community energy
  • Fully-funded training for housing professionals
  • A Plastic Ocean special screening & discussion time
  • Gardeners turn out in force for CAfS guest lecture
  • CAfS annual report looks back on a successful year

June 2017

  • Gardening in a Changing Climate – CAfS AGM talk
  • Training in fuel poverty & flood vulnerability tool
  • Urbed awarded research contract
  • CAfS calls for rejection of Trump’s climate deal exit

May 2017

  • Vacancies at CAfS
  • Rubbish Rebels schools challenge
  • Prospective MPs & climate change

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017


Newsletters in 2016

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November 2016

October 2016

September 2016