Last Friday, 3rd March, the Zero Carbon Cumbria partnership held a meeting to discuss the latest updates on initiatives aimed at achieving a zero-carbon future. Members from local councils, businesses and sustainability groups came together to hear about the progress being made in Cumbria.
One of the exciting projects highlighted was a veg box scheme led by Vista Veg. ‘Home Grown Here’ is a co-operative of local livestock farmers who have started to grow fruit and vegetables which are freshly picked and delivered to your door. A scheme which reduces food waste and food miles whilst providing the community with fresh produce. The initiative has grown exponentially since it began as demand for locally grown food has increased. It has now extended it’s reach into South Lakes and Eden. For more information, please visit Home Grown Here
An update was given on the revisions underway to the Cumbria carbon baseline report by Small World Consulting, which highlights priority areas for action on greenhouse gas emissions. This dove-tailed neatly with the progression of the four sector groups, who will use the data in the report to inform their work to develop emission reduction action plans for the key areas of transport and mobility, buildings, land use and consumption and waste. Please keep an eye on the ZCC website for updates on the sector group work.
We remain committed to working towards a zero-carbon future for Cumbria and invite anyone interested in joining our efforts to get in touch.