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Training Events

CAfS Solar Made Easy in Penrith

Cumbria Action for Sustainability are bringing the Solar Made Easy project to Penrith.

Come along to this event to find out how they can help you install solar panels.

Visit the CAfS website for more information.

For Carbon Literacy Training and events providing advice on saving energy and retrofitting insulation and solar panels please use the underlined link below to visit the Cumbria Action for Sustainability website:


For local events to repair and recycle, swap items please use the link below to open Penrith Action for Community Transition:


Course – Climate Science Solutions for Cumbria

“To help further the aims of the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership, a short course on the latest climate science and solutions for Cumbria is being offered online on November 17th from 1pm – 3pm.

Cumbria Action for Sustainability’s (CAfS) expert trainers will lead an interactive session covering the causes of climate change, its impacts and what we can do about it, as individuals and as organisations.

Attendees will leave the session with a renewed understanding of the actions needed and will be able to speak confidently about climate change and the actions needed to mitigate it.

The session costs £29.00 for individuals and £49 for organisations, but CAfS are offering a customisable pricing option where the attendee chooses how much they are able to afford to pay. This is to ensure that nobody is priced out of becoming a part of the solution to the climate crisis. Please help us spread the word and fill the last places on the session so we can maximise the ability of Cumbrians to discuss and act on the climate emergency at a time when every person counts.

You can book onto the course and share the link with your network here.

ECO-I North West and University of Cumbria. For SMEs starting their low carbon journey, our online Strategies workshops will support you to create your own low carbon strategy, providing practical steps to drive your business forward. Visit:

University of Cumbria – Strategies for a Low Carbon Future

Contact – Mike Siddall – Project Manager- ECO-I North West

Practical action EVENT for communities wanting to address the Net Zero Challenge – 18th Nov 10-12

Use this underlined and bold link below to ,open a PDF document that provides you with more information:

Community Connects Event Nov 18_

Contact – Kate Gilmartin, Community Energy Investment Lead

Sustainability Dates 22-23

For dates linked to sustainable activities such as refill week please use the link below to open the calendar:

Children, Outdoor Play and the Environment

We would like to help children acquire a knowledge of ecological principles.

Several activities will be developed to:

  • stimulate their interest for maintaining a balanced environment
  • promote public awareness
  • designate green spaces for relaxation, exercise and  play
  • develop their desire to protect the environment and to solve problems
  • help children practice habits and learn practical skills  regarding renewable and recyclable material

With our long-term partners at Stomping Ground we have created work sheets to help children learn and interact with the environment which we have promoted on our Penrith in Bloom Facebook page and told our story for our colleagues at Cumbria in Bloom.

Use this link as a shortcut to open the Cumbria in Bloom website

Image of poster for Nature Paints and PrintsImage of worksheet for Magical MobilesImage for worksheet Tiny Worlds and Mini Dens

You can download each of the worksheets

Use this link to download the PDF worksheet for Nature Paints and Prints

Use this link to download the PDF worksheet for Magical Mobiles

Use this link to download the PDF worksheet for Tiny Worlds and Mini Dens

Get Cumbria Buzzing

Check out Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s has developed  a project .

Use this link as a shortcut to the project Get Cumbria Buzzing

Use this link to download the PDF copy of the Wild bee guide

Use this link to download the PDF leaflet on identifying hay meadow wild flowers

Use this link to open the  Cumbria Buzzing recording form from Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre and note down what you see. They’d love records from all over Cumbria.

Local Events

Led by Cumbria Action for Sustainability:

Use this underlined link to open the CAfS Events page pn thier website

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