Heating Wallington – Renewable Heat for Heritage

Find out about our latest visit to National Trust Wallington, where members were able to see first hand one of the Trust’s most successful biomass installations.

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Members Avoid Spending Almost £7m on Fossil Fuel Energy: Impact Report 2017

We are delighted to announce the launch of our latest Impact Report, which celebrates the successes of the network in 2017 and reveals how our 102 member organisations are becoming climate-friendly, adaptive and resilient.

Renewable energy, Energy Efficiency
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From the Hope-Inspiring to the Heart-Warming: Show The Love!

For Climate Coalition’s Show the Love campaign we’re bringing you some heart-warming and hope-inspiring stories of positive change from five organisations within our network. Check out these uplifting examples of how organisations are reducing emissions, switching to clean energy, and leading the way when it comes to operating without damaging the environment.

Biomass, Renewable energy, Sustainable transport, Energy Efficiency
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Tackling Packaging & Disposable Coffee Cups

The billions of coffee cups that are thrown away every year, mostly ending up in landfill, have been making headlines recently as MPs propose a 25p ‘latte levy’. Plastic waste has also been in the spotlight as alarming statistics surface: Europeans generate 25m tonnes of plastic waste annually, but less than 30% is collected for recycling.

Many Fit for the Future members are already challenging industry norms when it comes to finding practical solutions to the problems of single-use packaging and coffee cups. Here are some of our favourite examples

Water and Waste, Waste Management solutions, Waste minimisation
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Making Contact: The Switch from Diesel to Electric

Switching to EVs can be a win-win for organisations if circumstances are right, enabling them to lessen the impact they have on the environment and save significant amounts of money. But what are the potential pitfalls, and what advice would those who’ve already gone down the EV route give to other organisations?

Sustainable transport, Electric Vehicles/ EV charging
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Network Harvest 2017- in Pictures

We heard from heritage and charitable organisations at the forefront of action on climate change- the people who are pioneering sustainable projects and innovations, saving money, and ensuring a resilient future for their organisations. It was the Network Harvest 2017, our annual members event, and what an inspiring day it was!

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Sharing, Collaboration and Inspiration – Network Harvest 2017

This year’s Network Harvest was another fantastic day, with members gathering at the British Museum to share knowledge, collaborate and walk away feeling inspired. 


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Heritage That’s Fit for the Future: Collaboration with HLF Announced

Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund, announces that HLF will be encouraging their grantees to become part of Fit for the Future. The announcement was made today during a keynote speech at our annual membership event, the Network Harvest. The Heritage Lottery Fund will be working closely with us to help the people and projects they support take action on climate change and ensure a sustainable future for our heritage. 

Eenergy efficiency: heritage retrofit
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Passion, heritage & hydrogen- inside #COP23

I attended COP23 in Bonn, Germany as a representative of the International National Trust organisation (INTO) and the National Trust in Wales. But I also attended as a concerned father. What was on my mind? How can we save future generations from picking up our bill for mismanaging the planet, and how can we better share with, and learn from, others?

Climate-change adaptation measures, Hydrogen vehicles
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To Retrofit or Rebuild with the RNLI

The RNLI – a charity with a mission to save lives at sea – have 238 lifeboat stations around the country, and a 24 hour on-call rescue service. Many of these lifeboat stations pose challenges: they are aging buildings, and contribute to a third of the charity’s total energy costs.

Money lost through wasted energy is money that could have been spent on saving more lives at sea, so the RNLI are keen to make them as efficient as possible.

Victoria Limbrick and Robert Jeans, RNLI’s Energy Manager and Estates Engineer respectively, are on a mission to ensure that these 238 stations are fit for purpose and cost effective.

Energy Efficiency, Eenergy efficiency: heritage retrofit
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