The Beacon is a way to bring together organisations in Cumbria that work for a sustainable and fair society and that have a world view at their core. The aim of this network is to show that there is a strong group of third, private and public sector organisations that, through their everyday work, illustrate that they are global citizens and help to make Cumbria a Beacon of Global Citizenship.
The aim of the Cumbria as a Beacon of Global Citizenship network is to show that there are many organisations from the third, private and public sectors that all have at their core a sustainable, fair and world view. The organisations who hold these values are global citizens and their current and future plans play this out and help make Cumbria a Beacon of Global Citizenship.
We are pleased to have the following organisations shining out as part of Cumbria's Beacon. If you think your organisation, group or business shares this vision and would also like to be represented, please contact us at CDEC.
Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS)
CAfS has been working towards its vision of a zero carbon Cumbria for more than 20 years. The charity runs practical projects and events across the county to help people, communities and businesses to live and work more sustainably.
Carlisle One World Centre
Carlisle One World Centre (COWC) is a well established local charity based in Carlisle City Centre. It works to raise awareness about local and global issues, and how our actions - as individuals, as communities and as a nation - affect the whole world.
Cumbria Development Education Centre (CDEC)
CDEC works with local Cumbrian schools and community groups to influence and promote global learning and citizenship throughout Cumbria, nationally and internationally.
Penrith and Eden Refugee Network
Penrith and Eden Refugee Network is a grassroots network of local people based on the principles of good neighbourliness, promoting a civil society and a desire to express our common humanity.