What you can do

Switch to Good Energy

'I really like the ethos of Good Energy and I’ve found the staff to be exceptionally helpful. For me, it’s knowing I’m supporting an organisation that cares about preserving the planet; it’s the same reason I wanted to work at the Trust.'

Alison Joseph, Dunwich Heath visitor experience manager

Make your own thermal curtains

We've teamed up with Great British Sewing Bee finalist Lauren Guthrie and Good Energy to make this video showing you how to make your own energy and money-saving thermal curtains. You can watch part 1 by clicking on the video above, and then watch part 2, part 3, part 4 and part 5 on our YouTube channel.

You can also read our interview with Lauren and find out more about what we're doing to save energy at the places we care for.

Ideas for being green

Croft Castle’s retail manager, Tina Bennett, has been boosting her green credentials since winning a year’s free electricity with Good Energy. Read how her rural home is becoming a power house for clean energy.

Empowering Brighton

Will Cottrell, chairman of the Brighton Energy Co-operative, tells our partner, Good Energy, how he was inspired him to make the most of Brighton's sunshine.

More ways you can go green

Green gardening tips

'Growing your own veg is a great thing to do and you can do it even if you don't have a garden. Think of the reduced food miles and the taste benefits from growing your own.'
- Giles Palmer, head gardener at Chartwell.

There are plenty of small steps you could take in your own garden to help save water, attract wildlife and garden organically. Growing your own vegetables is a great way to reduce food miles and feel a connection to the land around us as Giles shows us in this short film.

What's in season

What could be more satisfying than watching your dinner grow on your own doorstep? Our handy guide will tell you all you need to know about what's in season each month, and provide you with some recipe ideas too if you're stuck for inspiration.

Small steps to...

  • Reduce your waste

    It isn't hard to make a few changes: compost, make do and mend, and get freecycling.

  • Save water

    Deanna Fernace, our water expert, shares her tips on saving water at home.

  • Go green in the kitchen

    Our kitchen staff share their top ten ideas for a greener kitchen.

Car free days out

Cycling to the top is hard, but you can enjoy an easy ride back down

Cycling to the top is hard, but you can enjoy an easy ride back down

Did you know that 1 in every 6 of our places now offer visitors who arrive without a car, either a discount on the entry ticket, or a voucher to spend in the tea-room?