In December 2018 we installed ground mounted pv panels in our adjacent paddock. These supply electricity to all our buildings. We have changed to a provider using renewable energy for any additional needs. Heat loss imaging survey has been carried out and door-closers and draught-proofing fitted. In 2019 we have refurbished our Schoolroom and Undercroft and are pleased with the high level of energy saving measures we specified.
Climate and Energy Efficiency: The meeting uses the Sustainability Toolkit, and has made as many changes as possible, within the constraints of the listed building.
Building maintenance & refurbishment: This is an on-going process using local materials and traditional lime mortar to reduce damp.
Transport: A cycle rack is provided and car-sharing is used whenever possible for meetings. Most visitors walk across the fields from Sedbergh.
Resource use, recycling & waste management: Recycling is dependent upon local authority provision and we do all we can, including buying environmentally friendly products.
Wildlife, ecology and nature conservation: We have planted a variety of indigenous trees and shrubs to make a little copse with walkways in our adjacent paddock. We have also taken steps to improve wild flower growth in our burial ground.
As individuals: we recognise that there is a huge amount we can all do as individual members of the Society of Friends to live more lightly on this planet