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Contract: Development of carbon footprint calculators

By |2020-07-02T15:29:23+01:00July 2nd, 2020|Homepage, News, Vacancies - Contracts|

Date posted: 2 July 2020 Closing date: 9am on 17 July 2020 We are seeking a contractor to develop two online carbon footprinting calculator tools: one for residents and one for businesses. These tools will be piloted and tested in Ambleside, with a view to rolling them out elsewhere in Cumbria. The proposed timescale for developing and testing these tools will be September to December 2020, with training of facilitators planned for January 2021 and roll-out from February 2021. The total budget available for delivery of both carbon footprint calculators is £16,000. How to apply for this [...]

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Deputy mayor opens Walney’s first electric vehicle chargepoint

By |2020-06-25T13:45:29+01:00June 25th, 2020|Electric vehicles, Homepage, News|

The newest electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint in our project with Charge My Street has been installed in Barrow and charged its maiden car, this week. West Point House is now the first place on Walney Island and one of the first in Barrow to be equipped with EV chargepoints. A double socket has been installed with the hope of increasing charging opportunities for locals and the 40 residents of West Point House. Deputy mayor of Barrow Helen Wall officially opened the chargepoint as it gave its first charge this week. Helen said: “I was very thrilled to take part [...]

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Cumbrians’ concern about climate revealed in CAfS survey

By |2020-06-10T16:11:06+01:00June 10th, 2020|Homepage, News|

Cumbrians are very concerned about climate change and are already taking action in their own lives to tackle it. That’s according to the results of the first-ever county-wide climate survey run by CAfS at the end of last year. More than a thousand people shared their views on the seriousness of climate change and what the government and individuals could do to tackle it. The survey respondents were more concerned about climate change than the national average, with 91 per cent saying they are either very concerned or fairly concerned, compared to 76 per cent in the latest national [...]

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The green road to recovery – Message from our CEO

By |2020-06-10T15:35:18+01:00June 10th, 2020|Climate politics, Homepage, News, Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership|

It has been 10 weeks since we were last in touch. I hope you and yours have stayed safe and well during this challenging time. In the last few months, we have experienced changes to our lives that we probably never thought possible. Sadly, the pandemic has highlighted that, as with the impacts of climate change, the disadvantaged are the most badly affected – from the keyworkers at risk of illness to people in fuel poverty hit by higher energy bills from staying at home. It has also highlighted the link between fossil fuels, air pollution and public health. [...]

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Job: Project Support Officer

By |2020-07-01T12:40:14+01:00June 9th, 2020|News, Vacancies - expired|

Date posted: 9 June 2020 Closing date: 11pm, Tue 30 June 2020 CAfS is growing, and we are looking for an experienced project support officer to join our busy administrative team. It's a role with a lot of variety, helping us to deliver our wide range of projects and keep CAfS running smoothly. The postholder will support our events, assist customers, answer our busy phones, coordinate meetings, and support our HR, payroll and financial management, among other tasks. They'll be part of a friendly and supportive team, helping CAfS to tackle climate change in Cumbria. [...]

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Job: Project Officer – Cold to Cosy Homes

By |2020-07-01T12:40:32+01:00June 9th, 2020|News, Vacancies - expired|

Date posted: Tue 9 June 2020 Closing date: 11pm, Tue 30 June 2020 Join our busy team delivering Cold to Cosy Homes Cumbria and other energy-advice projects to vulnerable households across Cumbria. Our Cold to Cosy Homes service provides energy-saving advice to households along with installing energy-saving measures to save on costs, cut carbon and enjoy a cosier home. The role includes promoting the service to our network of volunteers and organisations across Cumbria and providing advice by telephone and at home visits. The role also includes analysing demand for advice, visits and installations and coordinating with [...]

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Job: Project Manager – Low Carbon Communities

By |2020-07-01T12:40:48+01:00June 9th, 2020|News, Vacancies - expired|

Date posted: Tue 9 June 2020 Closing date: 11pm, Tue 30 June 2020 We are looking for an experienced and skilled project manager to drive practical actions to cut carbon emissions in South Lakeland. You'll coordinate and deliver support to inspire, motivate and enable communities to cut their carbon footprints in a range of ways, including through low-carbon energy. You’ll share your extensive expertise on everything from carbon footprinting and renewable energy to emission reduction for households and businesses. You’ll offer practical advice, signposting, mentoring and events, building the capacity of communities to take action and increasing [...]

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Funding target reached and EV webinar!

By |2020-06-05T12:35:50+01:00June 5th, 2020|Electric vehicles, Homepage, News|

Despite pressures from the national response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the community share offer from Charge My Street has succeeded in raising £130,000 to install 100 electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints across Cumbria and Lancashire. Charge My Street and CAfS would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who put forward their own investment and to those who helped get the word out about the share offer. Investors included those who have been driving EVs for years and some who have not yet made the switch but could see the benefit of preparing our region for wide scale [...]

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Secondment Opportunity:  Project Officer, Cold to Cosy Homes Cumbria

By |2020-06-09T17:43:06+01:00May 26th, 2020|Vacancies - expired|

Date posted: 26 May 2020 Closing date: 9am Tuesday 9 June 2020 We have an exciting new Secondment Opportunity to join our Energy Team as a Cold to Cosy Homes Project Officer from July 2020, initially for 3 months with possible extension. The role is to expand our successful Cold to Cosy Homes Cumbria project more widely across districts in Cumbria – expanding now specifically to Carlisle, Allerdale and Copeland – and helping Cumbrian households reduce their carbon emissions, reduce bills and keep warm. Applications are especially welcome from people who work in, or regularly engage with community organisations [...]

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A message from our chief executive

By |2020-04-03T16:16:28+01:00April 3rd, 2020|Homepage, News|

How the world has changed in a short space of time. In these unprecedented times, we hope that you and your families are safe and well. We’re very much thinking about all of our supporters, as you deal with the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic on every aspect of your lives – not least economically and socially. Even in dark times, there are some positive things to celebrate. Across Cumbria, we’ve seen individuals and communities coming together to support each other, with overwhelming responses to appeals for volunteers. People are innovating and embracing technology to stay connected with each [...]

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