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…

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…

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…

Fracking: A Joint Response to new Planning Guidance

The Angling Trust, National Trust, RSPB, the Salmon and Trout Association, The Wildlife Trusts and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust earlier this year published a major review of the risks that shale gas extraction (‘fracking’) could pose in the UK and put forward ten recommendations to address these risks. Our review concluded that fracking poses…

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…