Cotswolds Conservation Board celebrates World Environment Day
Switching to renewable energy, exploring the Cotswolds by public transport, developing sustainable tourism and discovering nature, are just some of subjects on which the Cotswolds Conservation Board will be offering advice at this Friday’s Environment Fair at Moreton-in-Marsh. The event takes place on the eve of the United Nations’ World Environment Day.
As an invited participant to Cotswold District Council's first ever Environment Fair, the Board, which is the organisation that looks after the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), will be providing a range of information for visitors to the fair to help tackle environmental issues as well as promote ways in which people can enjoy the AONB in a sustainable way.
Information and advice on offer by the Board include:
- A range of factsheets on switching to renewable sources of energy
- The latest 'Explore the Cotswolds by Public Transport' guides, including information for the Cotswold Way
- Sustainable Development Fund – grants of up to £13k available
- Cotswolds Wildflowers Week - 12-20 June: a week of fascinating nature walks and events taking place throughout the AONB
- New off-road cycling opportunities in the Cotswolds
- Full, summer programme of free guided walks led by Cotswold Voluntary Wardens
- Free prize draw questionnaire on sustainable tourism, to win family tickets to the Moreton Show.
Martin Lane, Director of the Cotswolds Conservation Board, said: "I think holding an environmental focused event is a great idea by Cotswold District Council and we are delighted to be participating. It offers us an excellent chance to discuss first hand with people, ways in which they can be more sustainable in their everyday life."
Notes to editors:
- The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is looked after by the Cotswolds Conservation Board – an independent organisation with 37 members, 15 nominated by local authorities, 8 by parish councils and 14 appointed by Government.
- The Government has designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and National Parks as our finest countryside and they are recognised as being of national importance.
- With its rolling hills and valleys the Cotswolds is the second largest protected landscape in England after the Lake District National Park. It covers 2,038 square kilometres (790 square miles), stretching from Warwickshire and Worcestershire in the north, through Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, down to Bath and Wiltshire in the south.
- The Cotswolds AONB is the largest of the family of 47 AONBs in the UK. For further details: www.aonb.org.uk