This informal network brings together community groups working to make their area more sustainable – from running repair cafes and growing food to installing community energy schemes.
The groups get together online to share experiences, support each other and sometimes to work together and coordinate activities around a particular topic.
The network meets monthly online and helps the groups to strengthen their influence on carbon reduction at a more strategic level in county, by working collectively as well as campaigning as individual groups. The CSN is an important part of the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership, helping to ensure that the voice of the community takes centre stage in the county’s carbon reduction plans.
Visit the directory of CSN members and see what each group does.
Whether you’re one person aiming to set up a new sustainability group in your area, or an established group with an idea for a project that would help reduce carbon emissions in some way, you can take advantage of a range of support through the Zero Carbon Cumbria programme.
The Cumbria Sustainability Network coordinator, Helen Attewell, is able to give one-to-one advice and support to help you get started on taking action on climate change. Just ask!
Our coodinator can offer tailored help for your group, and joining the network can open opportunities for further support, such as:
For more information, simply get in touch and we’ll take it from there.
If you have a great idea that could help tackle climate change, we may be able to help.
Find out what members of the network have been up to in and around Cumbria.
View our events calendar to find a Cumbria Sustainability Network event near you!
Are you a group or organisation working primarily on climate action? Join the CSN to link up with other groups across Cumbria and tap into support that’s available. Contact the CSN coordinator, Helen Attewell, to find out more.