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Cumbria Action for Sustainability

Cumbria Action for Sustainability

Cumbria Action for Sustainability offers a range of services to help businesses and other organisations to reduce their carbon footprint, including those in the tourism sector.

CAfS has more than 20 years' experience of offering carbon reduction advice and support in Cumbria, and is co-chair of the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership.


  • Advice & support

Visit the business section on our website for guidance to help you get started on reducing your carbon emissions and wider environmental impact. You'll also find details of any funded support that's currently available.

  • Carbon footprint calculation

Use our online carbon footprint calculator to understand what your emissions are now. Our calculator was developed especially for businesses in Cumbria.


We have a range of services to help you make your premises more energy efficient.

  • Building energy audits - a comprehensive assessment of your building with detailed recommendations for energy efficiency improvements, in line with your budget and aspirations
  • Thermal imaging - an assessment of your building to identify heat loss and guide remedial works.


Education & training

  • Carbon literacy - We offer accredited training on climate science and solutions, to help you and your team understand climate change and its implications, giving you a solid foundation for creating your carbon reduction plans. You can book a place on one of our open courses, or we can develop bespoke courses for your organisation. Visit our website for more information.


Food, beverage & catering

If you're interested in reducing the impact of your menu on climate change, please contact us for advice and to learn about ‘plant forward’ menu items or alternatives.

Contact us:

01768 210276