Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge

Media Centre Ideas

Feature ideas

  • Climate change – Authority helping to co-ordinate action across the national park, leading by example (we cut carbon footprint by 9 per cent in one year), working with landowners, big utilities, National Trust, Natural England, village action groups. See Climate Change Action Plan.
  • Restoring the moors with Moors for the Future – combats climate change, reduces flooding, transforms barren black wastelands to green healthy wildlife habitats, uses helicopter drops and a great deal of volunteer labour.
  • "Fire Operations Group" uses specialist equipment to tackle moorland wildfires which can undo years of restoration work, cause long-term damage and contribute to global warming.
  • Encouraging minority groups – talk to Mosaic community champions who bring minority ethnic, disabled or disadvantaged groups to the national park.
  • Outdoor gym – walking/cycling/climbing/doing voluntary conservation work for health. Journalists can accompany conservation volunteers, join a ranger for a day, go for a cycle-ride (we can provide equipment).
  • Creative writing inspiration – many authors have been inspired by the national park’s special qualities from Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel ‘Jane Eyre’ to Stephen Booth’s crime novels, children’s author Berlie Doherty and many more.
  • History - in the footsteps of... Bronze Age man, famous authors (Charlotte Bronte (617kb) Jane Austen), landscape gardener Capability Brown... talk to our cultural heritage staff (01629 816200).
  • "Stay on the Right Track" – 4x4 driving or trail-biking on country tracks, what we are doing (with police) to promote responsible use and resolve cases of conflict.
  • Case-studies: an environmentally-friendly farmer; an eco-friendly food business; community projects helped by Sustainable Development Fund – new village halls being built with renewable energy, communities across the national park launching their own renewable energy and conservation projects, historic sites being saved or conserved by community groups.

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