Explorer trails, storytelling tours, giveaways and a giant hamster wheel — it’s time for a Green Living celebration.
This September, we’ll be hosting our first ever Green Living events at a number of the places we look after across England and Wales. There’ll be behind the scenes tours, explorer trails and the chance to win a year’s free supply of electricity. At two of our places, you can even have a go at producing energy yourself inside a giant hamster wheel.
Green Fun for Free
The Green Living events are happening in partnership with the 100 per cent renewable electricity company, Good Energy, and sustainable energy charity, the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE). Many of the places taking part will be opening their doors for free as part of Heritage Open Days Weekend.
From tours and trails to activities and storytelling, there’ll be fun for all ages. We invite you to explore behind the scenes and discover our green living stories, from how we’re recreating history at places like Cragside to what’s powering the future at places like Plas Newydd.
Plus at all the events, there’ll be the chance to win a year’s free electricity with Good Energy and take home energy saving advice. As well as sharing our stories, we want to inspire you to have a go at home.
The human hamster experience
Going green for good
National Trust staff and volunteers are working hard to support our big 2020 energy targets. These include reducing the amount of energy we use by 20 per cent and generating half of our energy from renewable sources such as sun and water. Achieving these goals will help us cut greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent and save an estimated £4m each year. That’s money we can redirect to conservation work across the 250,000 hectares of countryside, 742 miles of coastline and hundreds of historic places that we look after in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Find out where your nearest Green Living event is taking place, and let us know your Green Living experience or tweet a selfie from the day with #NTGreenLiving