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Woodland Fund

Orton_woodland2011 sees the launch of the Woodland Fund. Set up to plant new woodlands in the Bassenthwaite catchment area, this new pot is looking for business supporters like you!

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Shortlisted for the Innovation in Giving Fund

Local_Platforms_logo_buttonShortlisted from over 400 applicants, we're one of 62 candidates that will go through to the next selection phase of the Innovation in Giving Fund.

We submitted a short video explaining why the work of Nurture Lakeland deserves their support. Watch the video  

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FREE Energy and Biomass events for local businesses!

CBEN (the Cumbria Business Environment Network) are running two great FREE events this week;

- Wed 16th November ‘Resource Efficiency’, Whithaven

- Fri 18th November 'Biomass Site Visit’, Langdale Estate, nr Ambleside

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Food Glourious Local Food

food event invite

Our fabulous food event is taking place over in the Eden Valley this Wednesday. We're really pleased to be hosting representatives from Fair Trade, Slow Food, Cumbria Tourism and Defra. We're also very pleased to be holding it at the lovely George and Dragon in Clifton. Delegates will be enjoying a 'Taste the Difference' session with Paul McKinnon the head chef, sampling every breakfast component and tasting the difference between fresh and local produce versus mass produced supermarket fodder. We have two spare places available so please get in touch if this is up your street!

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Responsible Tourism Awards 2011

header-logoThe Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards were announced at the World Travel Market in London yesterday. Nurture Lakeland were unable to attend this year but are pleased to report that Nurture Lakeland member Ullswater Steamers were highly commended as 'Best Ferry Operators' for their excellent sustainable initiatives and the Forest of Bowland were also highly commended as 'Best Destination'. It's great to see so many brilliant responsible tourism initiatives throughout the North West!  Read more  


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