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Low Carbon Business Support

Help to reduce your organisation’s carbon footprint

Help to reduce your organisation's carbon footprint

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What does decarbonising your business mean?

Decarbonising your business or reducing your business’s carbon footprint means taking decisive actions to reduce or eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from your operations. This may involve shifting to renewable energy sources such as solar or wind, improving energy efficiency by upgrading buildings and manufacturing processes, adopting sustainable transportation, reducing waste, and choosing sustainable materials and products. It’s about making your business more eco-friendly, meeting regulatory requirements, saving costs, and enhancing your reputation with suppliers, clients and employees as a sustainable, responsible organisation.

What are the benefits of reducing your carbon footprint?

Saves you money

When your business uses less energy and resources, your operating costs are lower!

Good for your brand

By operating your business more sustainably you will strengthen your reputation, improve staff morale and attract new employees.

Future proof your business

By reducing your carbon emissions now, you will be ahead of the curve.

Best for the planet

Reducing your carbon emissions shows your commitment to the place you operate in, and the people who work for you and use your service.

What are local businesses and organisations doing to tackle their carbon emissions?

What can I do?

Resources to get you started: Westmorland and Furness Green Enterprise Hub

The Cumbria Green Growth hub is an initiative set up to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), charities, community businesses, and social enterprises in the Westmorland and Furness area with their carbon reduction journeys. It aims to provide a ‘one stop shop’ of expert advice, one-to-one support, training, events, grants and auditing across a wide range of emission sources.

The hub is a diverse group of experienced industry partners, including Cumbria Action for Sustainability, Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, Future Fixers, Cumbria Tourism, Lancaster University, Art Gene, Green Small Business, Electricity Northwest, CBEN, Donna Munro, A Muir Surveying, Verday, and Simon Brace EV Consulting, which will collectively contribute to delivering the different elements of support.

Head over to CAfS site to find out more, and to stay up to date.

Here are some useful starting points:

Talk to someone

A good starting point for help and advice.

Learn about your carbon emissions

Case Studies

Be inspired by other organisations that have been through the process. We will upload these as we get them.

Events and Training

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