Reasons to Be Hopeful – Fit for the Future

To celebrate this year’s Show The Love campaign from the Climate Coalition, Fit for the Future Network shares highlights from our members who have been delivering practical solutions to tackle climate change. Fit for the Future is a knowledge-sharing network for practitioners, who want to reduce their organisation’s energy bills and better manage their environmental…

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…

New Private Rental Sector Regulations and Older Buildings

The National Trust welcomes the announcement of the Private Rental Sector regulations and congratulates the government on the responsible approach it has taken to achieving energy efficiency in the large proportion of traditional buildings within this sector. As Europe’s largest Conservation charity and a landlord that holds most of its property inalienably, the National Trust…

Community Hydro at the Welsh Assembly

Yesterday saw an event in the Welsh Assembly Senedd to celebrate the success of the Community Hydro project at Anafon near Abergwyngregyn which the National Trust has been closely involved in.  The main leaders of the community projects gave speeches to an audience including Welsh Assembly members. The project has been under development since 2011…

Good green fun for free at National Trust places

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…

Europe's largest electricity generating waterwheel

From a Waterfall to a Cup of Tea, thanks to Britain’s Largest Electricity Generating Waterwheel

How do you power a tea room using a waterfall? Here at the National Trust we’ve found the solution, and it combines historic technology with twenty-first century innovation. At Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall in Wales, Europe’s largest electricity generating waterwheel is producing enough clean, green energy to power the whole site. Caught on camera…