SusKes was founded in 2007 by a group of volunteers based in Keswick and the surrounding villages who were concerned about the twin threats of climate change and peak oil and the effect that these might have on the way we live.

We believe we need to do what we can to try, while ideally maintaining our standard of living, to live in a manner that is sustainable both for the planet and the millions of other species with which we share it.

We have focussed our attention on five main areas:


Energy Conservation

Small-scale Hydro

Public Events

Public Information

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Elizabeth Barraclough - Chair

Patricia Howells - Treasurer

Chris Knowles - Secretary

Jo Alberti

Michael Hambrey

Ernest Nelson

Rev. Julie Nelson

Alan Partington

Maggie Potts

Terry Sloan