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.