A Greener Chatsworth
Long term thinking is part of our DNA at Chatsworth; the conservation of buildings, woodlands, streams and rivers, moorland, hedgerows, and pasture, requiring a cycle of management that continues to sustain this special landscape for future generations.
With that spirit of stewardship inherent to life on the estate we now recognise our responsibility to address the new sustainability challenges of our time, such as climate change, natural resource scarcity, and enhanced threats to wildlife diversity and habitat.
These challenges demand fresh thinking and active solutions. In response the Duke’s son, Lord Burlington, founded the Devonshire Group Environmental Committee (DGEC) in 2010 to move forward the ‘A Greener Chatsworth’ story. In 2013 we received recognition for our sustainability work through a Green Tourism Gold Award and never wanting to stand still in 2014 we appointed the consulting wing of the New Economics Foundation to identify further priority ‘hot spots’ to help us improve and measure our environmental performance.
Below you will find the current priority areas for our ‘A Greener Chatsworth’ strategy (we hope to add more as the plan unfolds). Click on each to learn more about what we’re doing.