Wednesday, January 9, 2019
They are Andrea Nicholas, the head of Green Tourism UK; the respected climate-change photographer Ashley Cooper; and campaigner Kate Rawles who has returned from a year long journey through South America on a bicycle lately.
Also at the event, important speakers are Gill Haigh, managing director of Cumbria Tourism, and Sarah Swindley from the Lake District Foundation, which funds conservation, environmental and cultural heritage projects in the Lakes.
Coincidentally, the event was arranged for the day that Sir David Attenborough will take the “peoples’ seat” at the UN summit, taking a message from people around the world.
Hotel owner Jonathan Kaye and his wife Caroline received the Sustainable Hotel of the Year award for their initiations in restricting damage to the environment.
“We know this is a critical issue for the whole world, but we also know we can play our part here in the Lakes.” he said “We wanted to join the debate on these issues because here at Cedar Manor we’ve had care for the environment at the heart of all we do, since we took over the business more than 10 years ago.
“Visitors have very high expectations with regard to this, and in the heart of the national park we have a responsibility to maintain and improve the environment.”