50 Things To Do Before You’re 11¾

  Today sees the relaunch of our 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11¾ campaign, encouraging families to get outdoors and experience all the benefits that nature has to offer. Research commissioned by the National Trust has revealed that 96% of parents believe it’s of great importance for their children to have a connection with nature and…

Two years later: are we fit to frack?

Two years after the publication of the Fit to Frack report, this blog, produced by RSPB on behalf of the Fit to Frack group, takes a look at progress against our original recommendations. In response to government claims that the controversial practice of fracking would only take place within a ‘world class’ regulatory framework to deliver maximum…

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…