Sustainable Brampton is hosting an informal workshop over lunch on Sunday 26th September to help members of the community ‘do their bit’ to reduce their personal carbon footprint and thus contribute collectively to reducing the effects of global warming on our way of life in Cumbria. It has never been more important to ‘think global and act local’ and the presentations at the workshop will highlight many local opportunities to get involved. By acting together we can create the power to change!

Tim Coombe, Chair of Sustainable Brampton said, ‘This event provides an ideal opportunity for local people to discover what is going on and hopefully be persuaded to make a personal contribution towards achieving a better future either through individual effort or by joining a project group, where new volunteers are always extremely welcome!’. 

This free event runs from 11am to 3pm at Brampton Community Centre on Sunday 26th September and is part of  the Great Big Green Week which is a nationwide event celebrating community action on climate change.

Together we have the Power is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and are part of the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership’s ambitious emission reduction programme to make Cumbria carbon neutral by 2037.   

Enquiries to [email protected] or 016977 48833

Notes to Editors

The National Lottery Community Fundis the largest community funder in the UK which is proud to award money raised by National Lottery players to communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Since June 2004, they have made over 200,000 grants and awarded over £9 billion to projects that have benefited millions of people.    

The fund is passionate about funding great ideas that matter to communities and make a difference to people’s lives. At the heart of everything they do is the belief that when people are in the lead, communities thrive. Thanks to the support of National Lottery players, funding is open to everyone. They work with the smallest of local groups right up to UK-wide charities, enabling people and communities to bring their ambitions to life.  

The Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership brings together over 70 organisations in the public, private, and third sectors and is jointly chaired by Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) and Cumbria County Council.  To achieve its goal, the partnership will be delivering a range of projects and activities, many of which have been inspired and developed by local communities.

A number of these community-led projects and activities, including ‘Together we have the Power’ have been made possible by a £2.5 million grant from the National Lottery Community Fund to the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership.

See Zero Carbon Cumbria Programme – CAfS for more information.