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…

Mysteries Cloaked in Mist: Invisible Innovation at a Welsh Country House

In this series of posts, Sophie McGovern explores debate and innovation around renewable energy and sustainability Plas Newydd was shrouded in mist when we arrived at 8.30 on a chilly spring morning. As well as obscuring views of Snowdonia National Park it was also concealing other mysteries. I’d travelled to the property on the Isle of…

Solar Planning and our Precious Places- the Big Debate

In this series of posts, Sophie McGovern explores debate and innovation around renewable energy and sustainability Here at National Trust we think solar PV is a fantastic renewable technology. It’s set to become the cheapest low-carbon technology based on current projections, and it is argued that solar will put a ceiling on our rising energy costs, not…

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Believe in people power – join the Fit for the Future Network

Want to save yourself and your organisation money, time and hassle? Join the Fit for the Future Network, designed by environmental practitioners, for any organisation wanting to save money, energy or carbon. The network will be launched on 5th November.  Last year our Environmental Advisers in Wales received a Gold Ashden Award for their excellent…

Invitation To Join Our Snowdonia Hydro Tour

On September 8th the National Trust is hosting a free Hydro Tour in Snowdonia as part of the ‘Community Energy Fortnight’, which aims to engage communities with local energy possibilities and inspire others to generate and save energy.   Hydro schemes are an integral part of the community energy projects in Snowdonia and the Mountain…