Progress so far
Around April 2021, our community carbon literacy coordinator recruited 20 volunteers from across Cumbria, to run climate training and activities in their communities. These volunteers were given the confidence to communicate about climate change among their own networks, so that they can help people in their communities to play their part in the journey to a zero carbon Cumbria.
The project has had a very successful start, with champions running activities in their communities from May 2021– from coffee mornings to talks for local groups. We want to build on this by recruiting and training another group of 20 champions in 2022. Our goal is for our new and existing champions to run or speak at a wide range of free events on climate science and solutions across Cumbria, engaging 700-1000 people over 10 months.
Watch this space!