December 2014

          MEMBERS' eNews          



Dear INTO member.   Its a couple of months since our last eNews. As usual there is so much happening.  We can only touch the surface in this newsletter.  The best way to get an idea of the day to day happenings around the globe is to subscribe to the INTO Twitter feed and/or the INTO Facebook page.   As well you should read the Secretariat Report presented to the Executive Committee at each meeting.   These reports are posted in the Members Section of the INTO website.   (You will need to use your UserID and Password to access this information).  

Thank you all for your continued interest and support in this worldwide movement of National Trusts. . 

Thanks to all of you for what you do.

 Sincerely,   The INTO team.



2015 Conference in England

16th International Conference of National Trusts: Understanding the role and purpose of the Trust movement in the 21st Century INTO, working closely with our partners, the National Trust and the University of Cambridge, is delighted to announce that the 16th International Conference of National Trusts will take place in Cambridge, UK, from 7-11 September 2015. Since the establishment of the …

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National Trust Hydro work receives global recognition… awards to be held in Lima Peru during UN COP20

You can learn more about the NT(EWNI) projects by attending the INTO Webinar online from the link below.



Our first grant under the Small Grants Program was to the National Trust of Fiji to enable them to take on Bart van Aller as a full time volunteer.   The SGP project in Fiji has finished but Bart continues to provide valuable assistance to our member trust.  

View on Levuka from the South

Fiji's heritage tourism potential - a report from INTO volunteer, Bart van Aller

Levuka - Before and After You can find out more about INTO volunteer, Bart van Aller's work with the National Trust of Fiji in this article. "Former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill once quipped — 'We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us'. This will certainly hold true if the imagination and plans of National Trust of Fiji building …

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THIS IS YOUR LISTING.   INTO member organisations may post advertising for Volunteers, for Training opportunities and Employment opportunities.   You may submit these positions using a special form located in the Members Only section of the INTO website.   We strongly urge you to take advantage of this INTO members' service to advertise these opportunities.

The positions posted below are a sample of positions that INTO hopes to fill.  Your positions can be posted on the INTO website and in the next newsletter.

Website Translator (French)

This is an INTO position. This is a long-term position. The Website Translator can work from any location that provides reliable internet connection. The successful candidate will have good writing and editing skills in English and French. Content of the INTO website, eNews and social media is translated originally using Google Translate, but then requires review and edit before being …

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Within the National Trust family there are thousands of knowledgeable, skilled people.  From time to time some of these people seek to broaden their knowledge and experience by volunteering with INTO member trusts in other climates.   Interested?  You can join our list.   Below are a couple of examples and also two fascinating letters from Tim Butler (NT/EWNI).

Area Manager - Warden

Canadian Volunteer with extensive experience as National Trust Warden and as Area Manager, currently working as project officer for Regional Park system is willing to volunteer with National Trust(s). Extensive construction, woodworking, video and mapping skills. Available during Canadian winter months (6 to 8 weeks). Would require transportation and accommodation. For information contact webmaster:

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Youth worker seeking a volunteer position

Ugandan Volunteer with youth engagement experience wishes to volunteer for a National Trust to gain broader experience. Willing to travel and to learn, open to any assignment. Currently a volunteer with the INTO team. Would require transportation and accommodation. For information contact webmaster:

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Letter from the South Atlantic, 5 November 2014

Tim Butler, whose day job is as Solicitor for the National Trust (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) in Swindon, is currently on sabbatical with the St Helena National Trust.   Please find below his first impressions of island life - and tune in here for future updates! Molly’s Flat, Cambrian House Upper Jamestown, St Helena 5 November 2014 Dear all, I’ve …

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St Helena

Letter from the South Atlantic, 16th November 2014

Here is Tim Butler's latest update from St Helena. He's been busy: from developing the role of the St Helena National Trust in conserving the island's built heritage to exploring the idea of a money-making arm of the charity; from finding an appropriate resting place for skeletons and bones disturbed during the building of the new airport to awaiting the …

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Lastest news from the National Trust of Australia (ACT)

Click here for the National Trust of Australia (ACT)’s November edition of their local quarterly magazine, Heritage in Trust, full of interesting articles, heritage news and events past and future (opens in a new window).

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Harnessing the Power of One Billion Tourists for a Sustainable Future

Resource Efficiency, Conservation, and New Technologies the Focus of New International Partnership on Sustainable Tourism London, 5 November 2014 - A new international programme that aims to catalyze a shift to more sustainable tourism - including eco-tourism - over the next decade was launched today at the World Travel Market in London today. The Sustainable Tourism Programme of the Ten-Year …

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Canada: The National Trust Concerned for Future of Experimental Farm

The National Trust Concerned for Future of Central Experimental Farm, NHS Ottawa, ON, November 7, 2014 – The National Trust for Canada is following with concern the federal government’s decision to transfer 60 acres of the Central Experimental Farm, National Historic Site of Canada to The Ottawa Hospital for the development of a new hospital campus. A rare example of …

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INTO represented at World Parks Congress

The IUCN World Parks Congress meeting in Sydney Australia was highly successful meeting of the minds from around the world. INTO was fortunate to be able to have Mike Innerdale, Assistant Director, North West Region, The National Trust, represent us to this gathering. An excellent example of INTO members 'carrying the flag' for INTO. MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE WORLD PARKS …

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WEBINAR: Making heritage buildings energy efficient - Now on Line

On September 5th 2014 INTO members joined Keith Jones, the National Trust (England Wales and Northern Ireland) Environmental Practices Advisor for Wales, for a discussion about the Trust's experiences making heritage buildings energy efficient and 'Fit for the future'. The Webinar was recorded and is now available on-line for those who were not able to attend it live. This presentation …

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