Zero Carbon Cumbria - Carbon reduction action across the county.

SLO Suppers – meet Sharon Watson

A picture of volunteers who are growing their own food

Sharon Watson has been advocating for seasonal, locally and organic food. Supporting people with recipes and cooking, reducing food waste, and working with local farmers and producers.

Art Gene: Bee Wild Low Carbon Eco-Venture

Read about Art Gene and their immersive summer school designed to help families in Barrow-in-Furness, aiming to raise awareness about the climate and biodiversity crisis.

Brough Community Primary School eco-committee

Read how one school in Cumbria have made long-lasting and impactful changes that will make a difference to the school’s carbon footprint and support the learning of the pupils.

Shed One Distillery

Shed one distillery sustainability award

Read about Shed One Distillery in Ulverston – their business practices and the innovations they have made to embed sustainability in their ethos.

Val – cutting food waste

Head and shoulders photo of Valerie Bowen

Val, from Penrith, decided to reduce the carbon footprint of the food she bought. Discover how she achieved this by buying locally produced food.

Beren – switching to an EV

Beren, from Kendal, wanted to save money on petrol but couldn’t afford to buy a brand new electric vehicle. Find out how he did it.

Community Energy Cumbria

Communities across Cumbria have installed facilities to generate their own renewable energy and benefit local people.