Sustainability groups in Cumbria

If you’d like get involved in tackling climate change in your area, why not lend a hand with your local sustainability group?

Here are the active organisations across Cumbria that we’re aware of. If you know of others, please let us know.


Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS)

Freegle – several groups in Cumbria


Kendal area

South Lakes Action on Climate Change (SLACC)

Kendal Green Drinks (informal discussions on environmental issues)

Zero Waste Kendal
Facebook group

Killington and District Sustainable Energy Trust (K-SET)

Sustainability & Energy Network Staveley (SENS)


Penrith area

Penrith Action for Community Transition (PACT)

Riversmeet (Cockermouth)

Sustainable Keswick (SusKes)


Carlisle & north

Sustainable Brampton

Sustainable Carlisle


Other groups

There are lots of other groups tackling specific environmental issues, from food growing and community gardening to tree planting – too many to list here! An online search should turn up some in your area. Many have Facebook pages rather than websites.

Several communities around Cumbria have established renewable energy schemes in their area. If you’d like to find out more about community energy schemes, please contact or call us on 01768 210276.



Cumbria also has campaign groups working on climate change/sustainability themes, including:

Friends of the Earth:
• South Lakes FoE
• West Cumbria and North Lakes FoE
• Carlisle FoE

You could also get involved with local political party branches that are working on climate change issues.

Last updated: 10 Feb 2017