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ACCF March 2011

Lots to do - if you live in the Ambleside area and are interested in what is going on to build resilient communities and respond to climate change then below are some events for your diary and interesting contacts.

first a date for February ...

Thermal Imaging Camera Workshop
Date Monday 28th February 2011 Time 1900 - 2100
Venue Upper Room, Kelsick Centre, Ambleside.
This event is limited to 8 people – so please book soon.
Cost FREE but please donate £5 to cover venue costs
Hands -on workshop for members of sustainability groups - come and see what thermal imaging has to offer!



Cumbria Sustainability Network conference
Saturday 12th March

  • On Saturday 12th March there will be a Cumbria Sustainability Network conference and workshop on Sustainable Local Economies, hosted by Sustainable Brampton and held at Brampton Community Centre between 10am and 4pm.

    The interactive workshop will be facilitated by a trainer from the new economics foundation
    And will explore local economic issues from a community self help perspective, giving an introduction to tools and approaches available through nef, such as the Enterprising Communities Framework and Plugging the Leaks
    Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

    More information to follow, but please put this date in your diary and pass it on to your networks!

    Mark Lloyd
    Sustainable Carlisle Network
    Work: 01228 546287
    Home: 01228 547110


Justin and Evelyn have provided all the content for this newsletter ... Justin and Evelyn are at www.lakelandpermaculture.co.uk


Interested in accessing stuff that gets thrown away?

Community Waste Initiatives - A Meeting of Minds

We would like to invite you to a meeting being held at the University of Cumbria to discuss community waste initiatives and resource availability. Riversmeet and the University of Cumbria intend to undertake a waste audit of commercial and industrial businesses in Cumbria to identify waste streams which can be utilised by Community Groups whose aim is to reduce waste and promote sustainability.

The date of the meeting is to be confirmed based upon availability - we would be grateful if you would register your interest and availability on the doodle poll created which can be accessed through the following link: http://doodle.com/gwdur9cmxprxz8e3 We look forward to meeting you

ALSO Cumbria Green Business Forum have some useful vieos on their website:
Energy Retrofit and Renewables interviews.


Dates for your diary - March

Wednesday 9th March 2011 10am-4pm at
The Langdale Estate, Nr Ambleside, LA22 9JD

low carbon tourism seminar - how can we make low carbon tourism a reality in the Lake District?
a FREE seminar about carbon reduction for tourism business owners and managers in the areas that stretch from Ambleside to Grasmere and the Langdales
what’s in it for you?
overcome the barriers you face in reducing your carbon footprint; get your questions answered ; support from industry professionals ; help shape a plan detailing how businesses, local government and communities can work together to reduce carbon and increase the quality of people’s stays
how do I register? email: amy@nurturelakeland.org



Apple Grafting course, March 27 10 am to 5 pm

WithRod Everett, at Middle Wood Roeburndale West

During the course we will graft well over 100 trees to give you a repeated experience and develop your confidence. These trees will eventually contribute to the Lancashire Apple Project. This involved propagating rare and traditional apple varieties trees from around Lancashire.

We will also look at the wide selection of fruit trees around the farm and see different grafting techniques.

This course is supported by Lancashire County Council.

Please bring warm and waterproof clothes and sturdy footwear. Bring your own lunch

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