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Quaker heritage embraces modern challenge

 13 April 2018


Swarthmoor Hall is a gracious Lakeland estate, where the in 17th century Quakerism was founded. Today it is tackling a modern challenge - energy capture.
A renewable system, sympathetic to the Hall, its estate and the local community is being explored. The Quaker initiative is funded by a grant from Waste and Resources Action Programme,
To keep harmony in the environment Quakers have asked Carbon Smart, an independent sustainability consultancy, to explore renewable energy schemes. The aim is to reduce energy costs, remove reliance on fossil fuels and have potential to raise income.

Renewable energy has many benefits for the local community, as well as the environment. It can help overcome fuel poverty and generate new ways of thinking.
As part of their faith Quakers around Britain are using less fossil fuels. The Swarthmoor Hall venture reflects the move to renewables in other Quaker buildings.
On 15 and 16 May 2018, Quakers in Britain invite local residents to Swarthmoor Hall. It's an opportunity to explore what the project means for the Hall. Carbon Smart will be on hand to listen and discuss the project in more detail.
Notes to Editors
Swarthmoor Hall Lane, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0JQ).
Tuesday 15 May, 6.30pm-8.30pm,
Wednesday 16 May, from 12pm-2pm.


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