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Dare to dream

Posted by Karen Mitchell on Friday, 28 November 2014.

Dare to dream

We’ve just completed our autumn round of calls to the businesses that help us to fundraise for local environment projects. It’s good to hear that they’ve all had a good season – and it looks as though, by the end of the year, we will be slightly up on last year’s grand total of £111k... 

Low Carbon Cottages by low carbon means

Posted by Rachel Marshall on Friday, 14 November 2014.

Low Carbon Cottages by low carbon means

Sailing along the country lanes near Penrith on my bike, the sun shining and a chocolate brownie in my pocket I was truly enjoying my new role at Nurture Lakeland as the Low Carbon Cottages project officer. I was on my way to visit two of the cottages in our study group and catch up on their retrofit experiences over the summer.....

Cumbrian Lakes and Chinese Mountains

Posted by Julia Guckian on Thursday, 09 October 2014.

Cumbrian Lakes and Chinese Mountains

The economic growth of China in recent years has been legendary. While the disparities between the rich and the poor remain, there is little doubt that the population as a whole is better off. The country’s road, rail and airport infrastructure is comprehensive and domestic tourism is starting to soar as the Chinese prosper and enjoy more leisure time. This phenomenal growth has already begun to evolve into outbound travel, which is increasing by more than 22 per cent each year. 

It's a delicate balance...

Posted by Sophie Cade on Monday, 29 September 2014.

It's a delicate balance...

I love going on holiday and visiting new places, whether it’s a weekend away camping just an hour down the road or a special trip to some far flung place. My one downfall though, where ever I find myself in my ‘tourist’ shoes, is that I cannot help thinking about tourism’s impacts on the area and looking out for responsible tourism initiatives and practices -I stay in a hotel and find my critical eye wandering over the public transport information…! Anyway, embarrassing confession aside... 

Pedal power

Posted by Karen Mitchell on Monday, 01 September 2014.

Pedal power

Cycling is important to me personally because it's low cost, low environmental impact and brings high health benefits. It's my outdoor gym. Since I started cycle commuting between Kendal and the Nurture Lakeland office in Staveley I've added another couple of benefits to my list – picking...

Still pinching myself after just over three weeks as the new Director at Nurture Lakeland

Posted by Karen Mitchell on Monday, 21 July 2014.

Still pinching myself after just over three weeks as the new Director at Nurture Lakeland

How lucky I am to be able to both live in, and work for, Cumbria’s natural environment. 

Our Woman at the Top

Posted by Penny McMullen on Wednesday, 25 June 2014.

Our Woman at the Top

Hello! My name's Sarah and I'm an Upland Ranger. Strange way to start a blog I bet you're thinking, but I'm the only female Upland Ranger in the Lakes and quite probably one of the very few that exist around the UK, and I want to give you a little insight into my world...

China Musings from Helen Moriarty

Posted by Sophie Cade on Friday, 27 June 2014.

China Musings from Helen Moriarty

Ni Hao!

It’s good to be gracing Nurture Lakeland’s blog once again with this latest musing about my Chinese adventures, big thanks to the current Nurture team! A big thank you also to Dr Richard Kirkby who (whilst volunteering on the brilliant Love Your Lakes project many moons ago) suggested I focus on the growing Chinese market for my MSc in Responsible Tourism Management. From blue green algae beginnings to a recent lecture trip to Nanjing University, Richard and I have Nurture Lakeland to thank for the introduction!

A fair deal for Cumbria

Posted by Sophie Cade on Wednesday, 18 June 2014.

A fair deal for Cumbria

Most people have heard of Fair Trade goods - tea, coffee, bananas, we all have the choice to make our purchase a responsible one and support those people and communities in receiving a fair deal for their hard work in providing what we want to consume.  Well, here’s some great news - Cumbria is at the forefront of a new international campaign (originally started in France) to promote a new spin on this concept that will support local tourism, ‘Fair Booking’.  

Volunteering at Nurture Lakeland

Posted by Sophie Cade on Friday, 25 April 2014.

Volunteering at Nurture Lakeland

I have been lucky enough to volunteer at Nurture Lakeland for the past three months and have enjoyed every minute of it. Currently studying a BA (Hons) in International Tourism Management in Preston, I volunteer at Nurture Lakeland once a week.

 

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