Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival brings you the ideas, inspiration and skills to green up your home, business or even your community.

It’s the region’s biggest annual celebration of low-energy homes and sustainable living.

The festival is an inspiring and non-salesy way for people to gain the know-how to reduce the energy they use in their homes or other buildings – especially from heating and electricity. Our wide range of events showcase the latest in renewable energy technologies and sustainable building materials and methods, and other ways to green up your lifestyle.

From energy-saving home improvements and low-energy new-builds, to upcycling and growing food, there’s something for everyone.

The festival includes a bumper programme of events in September and a rolling programme throughout the year, run by Cumbria Action for Sustainability. The 2019 festival will be our 14th year.

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National Trust Footprint Building

Perfect for:

  • Self-builders

  • DIYers

  • Building professionals

  • Community groups

  • Businesses

  • Anyone interested in a greener way of life!

Headline sponsor 2019

Electricity North West logo

We’re delighted to announce that the 2019 festival will be sponsored by Electricity North West.

Electricity North West has a hugely important role to play in helping our region to decarbonise and paving the way for the growth of renewable energy. Their new plan, Leading the North West to zero carbon, sets out how they are investing £63.5 million over the next four years, to drive down their own carbon emissions and help businesses, customers and colleagues to do the same.

Our grateful thanks to Electricity North West for supporting the 14th annual Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival!