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Traditional Building Retrofit Course
The Low Carbon Cottages project will be presenting a half day training course on the Retrofit of Traditional buildings, from homes, holiday cottages and commercial buildings. giving the attendee a detailed insight to the particulars and building science of traditional buildings, practical information on how assess your buildings current performance and how to baseline, also providing information on traditional retrofit best practice and things to consider in material selection. There will also be information on renewables and current funding schemes.
The course will be held on Thursday 3rd April at the Blencathra Field Studies Council, Threlkeld, CA12 4SG
New Visitor Giving Toolkit for Destinations
The Visitor Giving Toolkit for Destinations is now available on the Visit England website. The toolkit was created as part of a Defra Pilot Study on using Visitor Giving to fund Payments for Ecosystem Services. The study report will soon be published, aiming to demystify issues around setting up VG schemes and looking at example of best practice from around the UK.
Visitor Giving helps walkers and cyclists learn about nature - and invest in it!
Nurture Lakeland have been working with researchers from Birmingham City University to examine Visitor Giving schemes, which take donations from people visiting the countryside to fund environmental and community projects that give something back to the local area.
The research team at Birmingham School of the Built Environment, part of Birmingham City University, have been exploring whether such schemes might be able to quantify specific environmental benefits that visitors can sponsor, boosting visitor donations and creating better environmental outcomes.
A key outcome of the research built on the development of our smart phone apps for walkers and cyclists, through the trialling of donation functions on the popular Cycle More Eden and Explore More Eden trail apps. These smart phone apps for walkers and cyclists provide a host of trails to help visitors explore the Eden Valley. We’ve enhanced these with location-based information about the benefits provided to society from the landscapes they're travelling through.
- Low Carbon Cottages - The Data Explained
- Time to send in your Visitor Giving money
- Final call for free energy audits!
- A Great Opportunity
- Exclusive Peek
- Cycle Tourism Toolkit
- Easy Steps to Save Energy Today
- Energy efficiency - it's all in the data!
- 6 Women & 1 Bloke in a Cardboard Boat
- A New Nature Reserve for the Northern Fells
- From Red Tarn to Crinkle Crags
- Small Grants are Open!