National Trust cuts 12.5 tonnes of plastic from its membership cards

A material ‘used for the first time in the UK on such a large scale’ will be used to replace five million membership cards

National Trust commits to planting 20m new trees in next decade

The organisation’s Director General Hilary McGrady has announced a series of new initiatives to tackle climate change

How do thousands of elastic bands end up on an uninhabited island?

The National Trust says it has solved the mystery of Mullion Island… and the answer is a disturbing one

National Trust pledges to divest from fossil fuel companies

It also intends to establish a long term goal to continue reducing the carbon footprint of its investment portfolio

National Trust to upgrade off-grid energy tech at Gibson Mill

The mill, near Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire. was originally built around the year 1800 and is entirely energy self-sufficient

Pub Menu
‘I’ll have a beef burger with a side of carbon please’

A National Trust pub in Cumbria has added information about the carbon impact of food to its menu

National Trust Wales makes a splash with hydropower PPA

The 45KW Gelli Iago hydro scheme in Snowdonia will become part of Limejump’s virtual power platform

Metro mayors urged to make UK cities green

A coalition of environmental organisations is calling on incoming metro mayors to take urgent action to green their cities. The call from groups, including the National Trust, Green Alliance and the Campaign for Better Transport, comes as England’s first ever metro mayors are being elected in six city regions today ahead of the general election. […]

Understanding Water at the National Trust – Exclusive Webinar

Mark Roberts works for the National Trust as an internal consultant on water. His role is to provide their properties with advice and guidance on all aspects of water across the properties including key items like mains water usage, private water supplies, private sewage systems, flood risk and sustainable drainage. He is passionate about the […]

National Trust’s historic building to be warmed by green heat

An historic mansion traced back to Tudor times will be using renewable heat this winter. Two 50kW biomass boilers have been installed to supply green heat at National Trust’s Nunnington Hall near York. The building, which has a collection of antique miniatures, was fitted with the two wood pellet fired biomass boilers to replace an old, inefficient oil powered heating system. […]