The county town of Dorset, Dorchester hosts a thriving Transition group, which has a community farm on the outskirts of Poundbury, two community orchards and the beginnings of a community woodland.
Champion for Dorchester
Events in Dorchester
Sustainable Dorset AGM (by Zoom) Transition to a Sustainable Business – Saturday, 29th January 2022: 2-4pm
Sustainable Dorset’s Annual General Meeting followed by innovative speakers Eventbrite link to book – go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sustainable-dorset-agm-talks-tickets-241909767627 Sustainable Dorset AGM: Transition to a Sustainable Business Saturday, 29th January at 2pm – 4pm. AGENDA 1. Welcome and Introductions (5 mins) 2. Apologies 3. Minutes of AGM 1 February 2020 4. Financial Statement (2020/21) 5. Election of Trustees 6. Chair’s report 7. Speakers: Transition to a Sustainable Business – Tim Purbrick of Footprint Zero – Solar PV panels for Businesses (10 mins) – Livvy Drake – Creating a meaningful sustainability policy and action plan. https://www.sustainablesidekicks.com (Livvy’s website) 8. Dorset Declares (15 min) 9. Q & A (15 mins) 10. Updates from Champions 11. Close and Thank you
Organisations In Dorchester
Transition Town DorchesterReducing our carbon footprint
Transition Town Dorchester brings people together to foster local sustainability and resilience.
Resurgence DorsetEnvironmental awareness group
Resurgence Dorset is a Meetup.com group formed to raise awarenes of envionmental issues, with monthly talks, films and discussion sessions
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyProtecting Dorset's Natural Beauty
Dorset AONB protects the natural beauty of nearly half of Dorset.
Sustainable DorsetRaising awareness and understanding about sustainability
We raise awareness and understanding about sustainable living. We initiate and support projects which demonstrate sustainability and influence decision makers to take sustainability into account.
Sustainable Schools Support Dorset County CouncilSupporting environmental education
The Sustainable Schools Officer can offer a range of activities, support and training to help your school develop learning for sustainability and reduce your environmental impact, funded by Public Health Dorset.
Society of St Francis (Hilfield Friary)Our core purpose is Community
Recently given the first Ecochurch Gold Award for local, organic, animalfriendly, fairtrade food policy, woodchip biomass heating to the whole friary/ electricity – pv electricity (10%), Ecotricity (90%), carsharing with electric cars, land/woodland management, community living. Franciscan brothers first arrived here in 1921 to establish a home of refuge and rehabilitation for the large number of displaced men who were then tramping the roads of rural England. At the Friary they found a welcome as brothers, the restoration of their dignity through shared work, and the opportunity of rehabilitation and training. From this small beginning has grown the Society of St Francis, an Anglican order of men and women inspired by the example of Francis of Assisi; SSF now has communities throughout the world. Today at Hilfield Friary there continue to live the Franciscan brothers of SSF, but they are now joined by other men and women – young and old, married and single – who together constitute the Hilfield Friary Community. This Community shares in a rhythm of daily prayer, helps to look after the Friary land and buildings, and offers hospitality to guests and visitors. People of all backgrounds are welcome here – Christians, those of other faiths […]
Purple NannyCruelty Free Shopping
Purple Nanny is an independent retailer of Cruelty Free products. Helping shoppers make ethical shopping easier.
Litter Free DorsetReducing litter across Dorset
Linking up with volunteers and community groups throughout the county to reduce litter at source, before it becomes an issue.
Litter Free Coast and Sea DorsetImproving Dorset's Coastline
We all want a litter free coast and sea with clean bathing water. Clean beaches support a healthy environment on land and in the sea, they also create thriving places to live, work and visit, which is why we have some of the best beaches in the UK and a vibrant economy. Litter Free Coast and Sea Dorset is a campaign to reduce marine and beach litter and improve and maintain bathing water quality at source along the Dorset and East Devon coast. Local projects include the 2 minute Beach Clean, Refill Dorset and Don’t Feed the Locals.
LetsgetenergizedSupport, ideas and information on renewable energy
Offering support, ideas and information on all aspects of renewable energy
Dorset DevilsPicking Litter and Raising Awareness
Dorset Devils are residents of Bournemouth and beyond, who love where they live but dislike the sight of litter and its effects on our community and environment, especially it’s wildlife and marine life.
Dorset Community EnergyCommunity financed renewables
We are a registered Community Benefit Society that raises finance in order to invest in renewable energy projects that benefit the wider community, e.g. solar panels on schools and village halls.
Compassionate DorsetChoose Compassionate Food
Compassionate Dorset aims to help end factory farming by empowering local consumers to make a difference for animals, people and our planet – through our everyday food shopping choices – from eating free-range meat/dairy to going vegan.
Community Energy Team Dorset County CouncilClimate change, sustainability, sustainable energy
The County Council’s Community Energy Team remit covers sustainable development, sustainable and community energy, climate change and sustainable schools.
Support Sustainable Dorset
Becoming a member gives you the opportunity to be an integral part of Sustainable Dorset. You will help us support sustainability and resilience across the county.
Law Firm Backs Sustainability
Sustainable Dorset is delighted to have been chosen by leading Dorset law firm Blanchards Bailey LLP as their charity of the year 2018. Blanchards Bailey, has four offices across Dorset in Blandford, Weymouth, Dorchester, and Shaftesbury. Its 70-strong colleagues will be fund-raising for our charity throughout the year and raising awareness of sustainability through its many staff, associates and clients.
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