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Going Green

Volunteers to the fore in major fells facelift

Borrowdale work photo More than 16 miles of upland fell paths were repaired, over 4,300 sq ft of woodland were coppiced, 10 miles of dry stone walls were rebuilt and 17 bags or rubbish were filled when Friends of the Lake District held their last Fell Care Day in Borrowdale.

Last updated 25 October 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Hot weather can sap your energy

Cup of tea photo While we all look forward to this time of year for warmer weather, barbecues and iced lollies, you could be using more energy than you think.

Last updated 23 August 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

It’s time to turn to pedal power

Biking photo Now that summer is finally here, the evenings provide opportunities once again to spend time outside, so why not get on your bike?

Last updated 26 July 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Going that egg-stra mile to tackle recycling and waste this Easter

With Easter upon us, chocolate eggs in all shapes and sizes are in the shops and we start to plan our spring DIY projects.

Last updated 29 March 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Starling and song thrush numbers on the rise but not in Cumbria

Starling photo Starlings and song thrushes are being seen in greater numbers in school grounds around the UK – but not in Cumbria.

Last updated 29 March 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Sustainable housing under (low carbon) spotlight

A house which looks like a traditional Cumbrian dwelling but is brand new – and very low in its use of carbon – was opened to the public this week.

Last updated 28 September 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Rapping camel with water-saving message

Primary school children in Cumbria are going to be shown how to save water with the help of a rapping cartoon camel.

Last updated 28 September 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Discover traditional skills in your very own forest at free open day

Whinlatter Forest belongs to all of us – and its managers are inviting us to come and see our property this weekend.

Last updated 28 September 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Bin the bonfire when disposing of garden waste and go for compost

With autumn once again upon us, it’s time to think about tidying up the garden and preparing the soil for the spring.

Last updated 28 September 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Could the Solway's tidal power create energy for 150,000 homes?

Nigel Catterson photo In an undisclosed location south of Carlisle, a brand new technology is soon to be tested.

Last updated 24 August 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Show you care about Cumbria's fells and the climate

An army of volunteers is being recruited to help tackle climate change and preserve the Cumbrian landscape for future generations.

Last updated 24 August 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Take the eco route when kitting out your children for a new school year

Summer, if you can call it that this year, is nearly over. It’s coming to the time when, either with cheer or dismay, we start to prepare for the kids going back to school.

Last updated 24 August 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Britain going for gold to make these the first zero-waste Olympic Games

The London Olympics have dedicated themselves to becoming the first ever Zero Waste games.

Last updated 27 July 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Demand grows for Cumbrian eco-friendly packaging

Yet another international firm has decided to start using the eco-friendly packaging made in Cumbria.

Last updated 27 July 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Thousands more get kerbside reycling collections

Almost 3,000 households in Cumbria which have never had kerbside recycling services before will be getting them for the first time under a massive expansion scheme about to begin.

Last updated 22 June 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Simple energy efficiencies will add up to surprisingly big cost savings

With today’s rising costs, everyone should be making a concerted effort to keep their utility bills to a minimum, and Cumbria County Council is no exception.

Last updated 22 June 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

100 jobs created, 11,000 tonnes in emissions cut

Around 100 jobs will be created and 11,000 tonnes in carbon dioxide emissions could be cut by a new travel plan being developed in the Lake District.

Last updated 25 May 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Grants for farmers, foresters and gardeners

Farmers, foresters and commercial gardeners in Cumbria are being invited to apply for Government cash to help them develop and go green at the same time.

Last updated 25 May 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Polish delegation sees how Cumbria is protecting its natural resources

The huge range of work going on in Cumbria to look at climate change and protect our natural resources has been shown off to a group of overseas visitors.

Last updated 27 April 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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