Treasure your treasures with Heritage Open Days

Last week saw this year’s launch of Heritage Open Days, an annual event celebrating local heritage by opening up events and venues around the country for free entry.  Patron, Loyd Grossman urges everyone to ‘Treasure Your Treasures’ this September and be a tourist in your own town.   Heritage Open Days Patron Loyd Grossman has launched, what he calls,…

UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 – a view from the National Trust

Our Head of Nature Conservation, David Bullock, reflects on this week’s report from the Committee on Climate Change and its implications for the National Trust’s work.   Defra’s 25 year Plans for Nature and Food and Farming might be frozen post the Brexit vote, but the planet keeps warming.  This, the second report by the Adaptation…

Our Sustainability Network Scoops National Award

The Fit for the Future Network- a partnership between the National Trust and Ashden- received a huge accolade last week as it scooped a 2016 Business Green Leaders Award. The awards celebrate the green economy’s most exciting and innovative achievements from the past 12 months, and the Network was named the winner in the Employee Engagement Campaign of the Year…

Europe and the National Trust

I’m writing this on the Tuesday evening following the referendum. Earlier this evening, Labour MPs passed a vote of no confidence in their leader by 172 votes to 40. Leading Conservatives are crowding into their leadership contest, which might all be over by September 2 (or it might not). There’ve been protests outside Parliament from…

Selfie or your connection with nature: what matters more?

Smartphone addicts take seven times more selfies than nature lovers, according to a new study by University of Derby researchers. Led by the University of Derby’s Dr Miles Richardson, the study is just the latest in a long line of research showing the benefits of nature connection. The new research, which will be presented at…