Fit for the Future Network visit to National Trust Hafod y Llan farm (credit Fit for the Future Network)

New royal recruit marks one year anniversary for Fit for the Future Network

A royal recruit has marked the successful one-year anniversary for an innovative carbon cutting network that brings together some of Britain’s biggest landowners. The Fit for the Future Network, which was launched by the National Trust and the sustainable energy charity Ashden in November 2013, now has an international membership of 85 land-owning, charitable and…

It’s not all child’s play

Megan Postlethwaite, one of our Media, Campaigns and Communications interns, on how the National Trust is helping adults have more fun The National Trust aims to encourage people to connect to our special places. It’s not only about the visit but the individual adventure or journey experienced along the way. We maintain a belief in a hands-on approach…

Keith and Paul share their hunger for environmental solutions

Fit for the Future wins golden delicious Green Apple award

There’s not much that can drag our Welsh environmental team away from the mountains. However, yesterday evening we all made a special visit to the Houses of Parliament to attend the International Green Apple Awards. And it was worth the trip, as our Fit for the Future work was awarded the coveted ‘Gold’ Green Apple Award…

Bees’ needs and farming subsidies

There was good news for bees this week as Defra published its National Pollinator Strategy (NPS) to address the decline in the numbers of bees and other pollinators like moths and hoverflies. The National Trust is aiming to do its bit to help but questions remain about the impact of wider policies on pollinators, which…

Politics of planning

At the National Trust’s AGM on Saturday, our outgoing Chairman Sir Simon Jenkins – as he bids farewell to members – will give his views on the current state of the planning system. His thoughts have also been reported this week in the Telegraph, Guardian, and Daily Express. Sir Simon comments on the positions of different political…