Low Carbon Tourism
Funded by NWIEP & CLASP
The Lake District has set itself a carbon budget, to reduce emissions from travel, food and buildings, for example, and the aim is to do this in ways which make the Lakes an even nicer place to be, with more local food and drink, better transport options and a bit of peace and quiet when you need it.
As experts in sustainable tourism, Nurture Lakeland is playing its role in this carbon budget and taking part in an exciting new campaign that seeks to improve the “low carbon tourism” offer in Cumbria.
Low Carbon Tourism, which is part of a wider suite of climate change related projects across the country, has been funded by the Climate Change Local Area Support Programme and the North West Improvement and Efficiency Partnership.
Making low carbon tourism a reality...
The project which is being delivered by Nurture Lakeland in partnership with the Lake District National Park, is working in the area that spans throughout Ambleside, Grasmere and Langdale. We’re also working closely with other green organisations in the area too.
We will be working with local tourism businesses identifying what current barriers or challenges are preventing businesses to achieve the best in responsible tourism. Businesses concerns will be fed into an action plan to take forward these topics to the right people. This could be Nurture Lakeland at a low level, or agencies and authorities at higher levels.
The project will allow us to establish what areas need improving to enable local tourism businesses to reduce their impact and enhance their business. We will take these and run with them! Ensuring action takes place, issues are resolved and low carbon tourism in our area is a reality.