FEBUARY 2021 INVITATIONS
We are a community organisation committed to minimising our impact on the environment, promoting local food production and local businesses and building a stronger community through practical activities and campaigning.
Here are 3 timely invitations from Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) Cumbria’s premier sustainability organisation.
Got a question about your home energy use and how to stay warm this winter? Then come and ask the CAfS panel of energy-saving advisers. The ‘Cold to Cosy Homes’ team is opening its doors (virtually !) with a series of three free online advice sessions.
HOME ENERGY DROP-IN SESSIONS
Even if you don't have a question you're welcome to attend these virtual drop-ins and pick up information that could save you money and help you keep your home warmer.
The experienced advisers can answer questions on all sorts of topics:
- Understanding energy bills or usage
- How to set your boiler controls and heating timer
- All about smart meters - what they are and how you get one
- Ways to save energy at home
- How to keep your home warm
- Understanding energy tariffs
There will be 3 online sessions on Tue 23 Feb at 3pm, Wed 3 Mar at 3pm and Wed 24 Mar at 7pm which are open to anyone. Just register on the Cumbria Action for Sustainability website here https://cafs.org.uk/events/ to receive a Zoom link to login on the day.
COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY VOLUNTEER TRAINING
CAfS are recruiting 20 volunteers across the County who will be trained and supported to run short sessions for their communities - from 'climate crash courses' to conversation cafes. All the activities will be online via Zoom.
This is an ideal role for anyone who would like to increase their confidence and feel more empowered to change things for the better - all while empowering others and helping to tackle climate change. Volunteers will receive full support and training.
Please apply by today Mon 22 Feb 2021 or as soon as you can. Full details are here cafs.org.uk/volunteer-community-trainer/
CUMBRIA SUSTAINABILITY NETWORK (CSN)
The Cumbria Sustainability Network was established in 2008 as an informal network of sustainability organisations within Cumbria, each committed to taking their own action on climate change.
The groups have a wealth of knowledge and experience of a wide range of environmental issues and have a particular interest in encouraging individual and organisational behaviour change given the critical importance of this in achieving zero carbon emissions goals and other environmental objectives.
The Zero Carbon Cumbria project through CAfS will shortly appoint a coordinator to CSN organisations to identify and deliver collaborative projects over the next 5 years. This is an exciting development as we enter an era in which the importance of sustainable development to society has never been higher!
Follow the links or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information on any of these invitations. See you on Saturday morning at the Farmers' Market in Brampton!
Tim Coombe (tel: 016977 48833) Chair Sustainable Brampton