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Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Hotel set for its greenest season yet

Overwater hotel photo

A Lake District hotel which has gone green is preparing for its busiest time of the year. Overwater Hall at Ireby near Bassenthwaite Lake receives most of its guests during September and October – and has been extending the eco-friendly measures which it says are proving popular with holidaymakers.

Borough mayor goes green

Allan Caine photo The Mayor of Allerdale, Allan Caine, is driving a new environmentally friendly car, saving the council hundreds of pounds. (9 comments)

Fancy a Peter Rabbit garden?

Peter Rabbit photo Bosses at one of Cumbria’s most famous tourist attractions are drawing up plans for a new organic garden.

Your guide to what you can recycle and where

Recycle logo All recycling facilities for north, west and east Cumbria - together with what you can recycle at them - are listed here in our handy guide

So we’re being asked to recycle everything... what happens then?

Recycling photo As the threats to our environment grow more and more worrying, most people accept the importance of measures such as conserving energy and recycling rubbish.

Meet the three Rs of rubbish... reducing, reusing and recycling

Resource Cumbria photo Resource Cumbria is the county’s waste partnership between the seven local authorities – the six districts and boroughs and the county council. It is responsible for dealing with all of the county’s household rubbish, of which more than 260,000 tonnes were created last year

Get all your electricity from nature

Windfarm photo Householders in Cumbria are being offered the opportunity to buy all their electricity from green sources

Green energy can bring 1,500 jobs

Wind turbine photo Up to 1,500 new jobs could be created to boost the Cumbrian economy by branching into forms of renewable energy production

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