Learn more about the landscape and heritage through walks, talks and other events. Volunteer to help at events, to carry out surveys or practical conservation tasks. Become a champion for the AONB by raising awareness in your own community and by supporting local projects.
Community renewables project
The Community Renewables Initiative is based on raising funds to facilitate the installation of solar pv panels on community buildings. The surplus electricity which the building does not use is sold to the Grid and an agreed proportion of the income is kept by the school/village hall, with the remainder coming back to the CIC to fund the next installation.
Storth School was the first building to benefit from the initiative in February 2012. While generating electricity for the school, the project also forms part of the school curriculum, promoting alternative forms of energy and a more sustainable lifestyle to pupils, their parents and the wider community.
Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre and Silverdale School were the next to benefit and the three schemes to date have already generated about 20,000kWh of electricity. The AONB office is the latest building to be added to the programme.
Following a change in the ownership of Leeds Children’s Holiday Centre, the solar panels are no longer required there, but have since found a new home and are continuing to generate at Lakeland Wildlife Oasis.
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