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Traditional Building Retrofit Course

Posted by Rick Lomax on Wednesday, 09 April 2014.

Traditional Building Retrofit Course

The Low Carbon Cottages project ran a half day course at the Field Studies Council centre in Threlkeld on 3rd April, to help disseminate some of the learning the project has collated so far. here's how the course went; 

Bogs, why Bother? Guest Blog: David Harpley, Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Posted by Ruth on Monday, 24 March 2014.

Bogs, why Bother? Guest Blog: David Harpley, Cumbria Wildlife Trust

As an ecologist I'm bound to say that they are brilliant places, full of exciting rare wildlife and generally wonderful and that is all true, but then again I would say that wouldn't I?

Bogs are wonderful for wildlife, with insectivorous plants like sundews and butterworts, nesting birds like Curlew and Dunlin and their own specialist butterflies and other insects. These are all great (trust me they are!) but bogs and the peat that makes them up does so much more for us.

It’s ours to look after – so VOTE NOW!

Posted by Ruth on Monday, 17 March 2014.

It’s ours to look after – so VOTE NOW!

"Keep pedalling. Ignore the howling wind in your face. Enjoy the spring sunshine and the amazing views. Nearly there. Last push. Done it!" That was the stream of internal instructions I was giving myself as my legs forced my bike up Askham Fell yesterday afternoon. It was the second part of a running/mountain biking training session and boy, was the effort worth it for the glorious, free-wheeling downhill descent!

Lights, Carbon, Action!

Posted by Sarah Dale on Monday, 10 February 2014.

Lights, Carbon, Action!

Since working at Nurture Lakeland I’ve been involved in a range of projects, from designing car-free itineraries to celebrating the special nature of the area. But one project in particular has had a surprising impact on my life outside work...

Communication is Conservation

Posted by Ruth on Wednesday, 05 February 2014.

Communication is Conservation

Sometimes you can't see the wood for the trees (so my dad used to tell me), busy delivering projects and campaigns, wrapped up in the day to day work of Nurture Lakeland - all exciting stuff but it's great to have an opportunity to look at what you're doing from a different angle.

Travel Tales

Posted by Ruth on Wednesday, 29 January 2014.

Travel Tales

Back in July 2013, Andy Beanland, previously Cycle Tourism Development Officer at Nurture Lakeland, set off on a fact finding tour of North Western Europe funded by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. He has just published a report of cycle tourism based on his experiences so we caught up with him to hear what he found out.

Information Overload!

Posted by Ruth on Monday, 20 January 2014.

Information Overload!

I love planning a holiday, especially on cold wintery weekends. More often than not I'm planning a holiday that starts from my doorstep, as I'm lucky enough to have friends and family that jump at the chance to come up to visit beautiful Cumbria.

Perhaps it’s just me that needs certifying?! :Guest Blog

Posted by Ruth on Monday, 13 January 2014.

Perhaps it’s just me that needs certifying?! :Guest Blog

Recently Nurture Lakeland did a survey of environmental quality marks (EQM) which got me thinking...would we be doing the same without accreditation?

New Year, New Resolve

Posted by Ruth on Monday, 06 January 2014.

New Year, New Resolve

Hands up – who's doing 'dry January', has committed to give up the fags, or resolved to get active, get fit, turn over a new leaf and discover the new you (or rediscover the old one you knew before you drank those extra 6 bottles of wine and scoffed those extra 25 mince pies over the festive season!?)

So long 2013.....

Posted by Sarah Robertson on Tuesday, 24 December 2013.

So long 2013.....

Where to start on a year that seems to have flown past? 2013 has been another fantastic year for Nurture Lakeland! If I was to talk about everything the team have done I would be here all day…

2013 saw the first Nurture challenge event in the shape of the Eden Valley Epic which had over 1,000 entrants and raised £1,400 for local conservation projects. I think you will agree this is pretty good going for its first year.

 

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