Sustainability news

New Forest organisations call on Government to support commoners, Verderers, farmers and landowners in ‘Green Brexit’

New Forest Show 2017

Published on Thursday 27 July 2017

New Forest organisations presented Defra Minister Lord Gardiner with a paper outlining how future agricultural schemes could protect the unique Forest environment.

Reviving rural skills to benefit wildlife

OPOF hedgelaying 2016

Published on Monday 9 May 2016

Volunteers in the New Forest are learning traditional rural skills to help revive the area’s hedgerows for wildlife.

New guide to run visitor bus services in rural landscapes

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Published on Thursday 24 September 2015

A new toolkit on how to run successful visitor bus services in National Parks and other special landscapes has been produced by the New Forest National Park Authority.

Community grants available to promote car-free travel

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Published on Monday 20 April 2015

New grants of up to £15,000 are available for projects that promote car-free travel in the New Forest National Park.

Nominations open for New Forest awards 2015

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Published on Friday 16 January 2015

Nominations are now open for an awards scheme to recognise those making an outstanding contribution to conserving the unique landscape and traditions of the New Forest.

Volunteers create New Forest’s first community woodland

Pondhead Conservation Trust

Published on Thursday 8 January 2015

Volunteers are reviving old forest customs such as charcoal production to care for the New Forest’s first community woodland.

Schools go eco to benefit the New Forest

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Published on Thursday 18 December 2014

A project to help children across the New Forest make their school and local area more environmentally friendly has received a major funding boost.

Eco-house weekend inspires people to go green

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Published on Tuesday 21 October 2014

An open house weekend showcasing environmentally friendly technology attracted hundreds of visits from people interested in reducing their bills and saving energy around their home.

Six figure funding boost for New Forest communities

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Published on Tuesday 14 October 2014

Projects that help people live more sustainably in the New Forest have received a welcome boost from a community grants scheme.

Good Woods brought to life for B&Q

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Published on Thursday 25 September 2014

B&Q employees have got hands on to help revitalise a New Forest woodland as part of their pioneering woodland regeneration project.

Ancient mill goes green to halve £5,000 a year energy bill

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Published on Wednesday 24 September 2014

The owners of a New Forest watermill first recorded in the Domesday Book have cut their energy bills in half by undertaking a range of energy saving improvements.

Get money saving tips from eco-property weekend

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Published on Wednesday 10 September 2014

If the onset of autumn has got you thinking of ways to save money on your gas or electric bills, an open house weekend could provide you with the inspiration you need.

Winners of New Forest awards scheme announced

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Published on Friday 1 August 2014

The victors have been announced in an awards scheme that recognises those who make an exceptional contribution to maintaining the unique landscape and way of life of the New Forest.

Green transport boost for New Forest residents and visitors

New forest tour blue route at milford on sea

Published on Tuesday 15 July 2014

Green transport services in the New Forest National Park have been given a further boost thanks to funding from the government.

Inspire others with your energy efficient home

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Published on Tuesday 8 July 2014

Property owners who are saving money and the environment are being invited to open their homes to the public to inspire others to follow in their footsteps.

Receive recognition for your building

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Published on Wednesday 21 May 2014

A prestigious New Forest awards scheme is seeking innovative buildings within agricultural holdings to promote good design in the National Park.

Celebrating Good Woods

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Published on Tuesday 1 April 2014

A pioneering project in the New Forest is helping owners and managers of woodland ensure their woods are healthy and profitable.

Rural bike scheme to help drive down car journeys in the New Forest

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Published on Wednesday 12 March 2014

Plans are being developed for a rural bike scheme in the New Forest, which will help local and visiting families to cycle rather than drive around the National Park.

Rural tourism scheme boosts New Forest businesses

Daisybank Cottage bed and breakfast, Brockenhurst

Published on Tuesday 19 March 2013

A rural tourism scheme which emphasises the importance of local landscapes has helped boost bookings in the south east, including in the New Forest.

Third New Forest Tour route for 2013 season

New Forest Tour

Published on Monday 18 March 2013

The award-winning New Forest Tour is introducing a third route this summer, to complement the existing green and red routes, which means you can now travel around the whole National Park.

UK's National Parks a 'natural' for Climate Week celebration

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Published on Wednesday 27 February 2013

Next week sees one of the largest and most successful climate change campaigns in the UK get under way: Climate Week.

Grants for sustainable transport in the New Forest National Park

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Published on Tuesday 5 February 2013

Businesses or projects which aim to tempt people out of their cars could be in line for a grant of up to £15,000 from the New Forest National Park Authority.

Sustainability award for local restaurant

Published on Thursday 6 December 2012

A New Forest restaurant and hotel has scooped a top accolade at this year’s ‘Brilliance in Business Awards’ for its commitment to the environment.

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