A number of projects are cutting carbon in the Lake District

A number of projects are cutting carbon in the Lake District

21st September 2021

A number of low carbon projects are running throughout the Lake District to help tackle the climate emergency and promote best practice in the National Park.

The National Park Authority and a range of partners are collectively looking at innovative ways to help local businesses, residents and visitors lower their carbon footprints. The Low Carbon Lake District initiative is funded by the European Structural Investment Fund and European Regional Development Fund.

Some of the projects already underway include:

  • A Low Carbon Lake District Green Grants Scheme to help small businesses and community organisations cut carbon, which has had more than 50 registrations in the first tranche
  • Electric car charging points being installed at various National Trust and National Park locations throughout the Lake District
  • Solar Panels installed at Ferry Nab car park on the shore of Windermere
  • Planning for new and improved walking and cycle routes at Derwentwater in Keswick and a South Windermere trail
  • A new hired electric fleet of cars for Lake District National Park operations
  • A number of new green technologies at the National Park Visitor Centre, Brockhole.

The Low Carbon Lake District initiative is a comprehensive programme to help tackle climate change in the National Park, working in partnership with local businesses and communities to reduce greenhouse gases and prepare for the impacts of climate change. Led by the Lake District National Park Authority, other key partners include the Lake District Foundation, the National Trust, South Lakeland District Council and Cumbria Tourism.

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