Shaftesbury, famous for that view from Gold Hill, situated in the Blackmore Vale has been a Fairtrade town since 2008, and is home the to the Threshold Centre a cohousing community and sustainable education centre.
Fairtrade PoolePoole Fairtrade Town
Poole was awarded Fairtrade Status in 2016.
O! MylkPlant Based Organic Mylk
O! Mylk produce organic, 100% natural nut and plant based ‘mylks’ in returnable, reusable, recyclable glass bottles across Devon and Dorset.
Clearbrook Management ConsultancyQA & Environmental Consultants
QA & Environmental Consultants. Helping organisations gain QA certification & provide business solutions.
Cariad WholefoodsIndependent Health Food Store
We are Blandford Forum’s only independent health food store and North Dorset’s first zero waste store. We have a passion for all things organic, natural, eco-friendly and cruelty free.
Low Carbon DorsetHelping Reduce Dorset's Footprint
Low Carbon Dorset aims to help improve your energy efficiency, increase the use of renewable energy, and aid the development of new low carbon products.
Tops Day NurseriesThe most eco-sustainable childcare in the UK
Tops Day Nurseries provide childcare for children from 3 months to school age. We offer the most eco-sustainable childcare in the UK.
Tatnam Organic Patch (TOP)Urban Community Garden
TOP is an organic community garden & wildlife site in Oakdale, Poole. It is open to anyone with an interest in community gardening. We grow food, promote biodiversity, conserve natural habitats and meet for workdays twice per month.
Fizz BikesLove Your Commute
Fizz Bikes is a local social enterprise which provides easy and affordable access to electric bikes for local people.
The Southern Sustainability Partnership LimitedBusiness to Business Support
B2B support helping organisations work smarter in terms of energy, waste, recycling, general environmental management, health, safety, procurement, wellbeing, social awareness, staff engagement. Meeting expectations of the 21st century.
Huff and Puff Construction LimitedStraw bale buildings
Straw bale and natural building, training, design, consultancy, self-build and community build assistance
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyProtecting Dorset's Natural Beauty
Dorset AONB protects the natural beauty of nearly half of Dorset.
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
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.
Transition Town DorchesterReducing our carbon footprint
Transition Town Dorchester brings people together to foster local sustainability and resilience.
Zero Carbon Dorset (ZCD)Reducing emissions to net zero by 2030
Investigating how Dorset can become zero carbon by 2030. “Nothing is sustainable unless we address climate change”.
Transition BournemouthCreating a better Bournemouth
Transition Bournemouth helps bring people together to create a better, more sustainable, resilient, and environmentally friendly place for us all to live.
Count On MeCommunity Carbon Saving
A community campaign bringing people together in a collective way of counting carbon to show we care, and that we can make a difference to our environment.
Community AlliancesTogether We Thrive
Dorset Community Alliance has been setup to help enhance the well-being of the people of Dorset and to improve the health and resilience of the ecosystems on which we depend.
CapeFarewell has for 20 years championed climate change as a cultural challenge. Using creativity to create climate narratives, we work locally and internationally with education, the public and endeavour to hold our leaders to account.
WOW Nappy CampaignEmpowering conscious nappy choices
We offer information, advice and support on choosing or switching to reusable nappies.
Little EarthlingsA playgroup that's kinder on the planet
A playgroup, with loads of enthusiasm to encourage parents to be more sustainable, promoting cloth nappies, cooking without waste, make do and mend. With two very experienced, sustainable mummies taking the reins.
Borough of Poole – Poole EnviroteersPoole's Open Space Volunteer Initiative
Poole Enviroteers aspires to get all members of the Poole community volunteering and taking part in their local open space environments.
Hydro Octane Engine Carbon CleaningMaximising Efficiency and Creating a Cleaner Tomorrow Today
Permanently Reducing Carbon Emissions emitted from vehicles. With one off engine cleans every year or a permanent retrofit system to any vehicle permanently reducing emissions.
Rich Harker – A Creative With A ConscienceSustainable and Responsible Design
Sustainable Graphic Designer / Creative Director / Creative Consultant. I create print, web and digital media responsibly and sustainably, for good people like you.
Waste Not Want Not BridportZero Waste Shop
The Zero Waste Shop offers everyday grocery, cleaning and personal care products, packaging free and ZERO WASTE. WNWN aims to provide communities in West Dorset with accessibility to a more sustainable way of life.
Highwood CampingSustainable, energy efficient camping
Highwood Camping in Dorset is set up to be sustainable and energy efficient and is within a flat and free draining hay meadow field. Our showers are solar-powered and our loos are a compost design.
The Green WeighZero Waste Shop On Wheels
Coming soon to Dorset…. The first mobile zero waste shop designed to serve the community across the greater area of Bridport in supporting the purchase of groceries without using single use plastics.
No More DodosLiving For the Planet
We need to learn from the lessons of the Dodo – a name that is synonymous with extinction. No More Dodos encourages every one of us to become involved in bringing about the changes needed in society.
Sustainable Food City – Bournemouth and PooleMaking better food choices
Join us and bring good food to our communities and help everyone make better food choices.
Resurgence BournemouthResurgence Readers Group
Resurgence Bournemouth is a small informal group that meets bi-monthly to discuss articles from the current Resurgence & Ecologist magazine.
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.
Plastic Free BournemouthPlastic Free Bournemouth
A social movement dedicated to raising awareness of plastic pollution and working together to reduce it.
We Do EthicalCreate Tomorrow #BeTheChange
We Do Ethical is our not-for-profit organisation. Inspiring healthy and ethical living, we run four community programmes to tackle waste, educate and inspire people to be the change we need to see in our world for a more sustainable future.
&KeepToday. Tomorrow. Forever.
&Keep encourages mindful purchases of eco friendly, reusable and sustainable items for people and their homes, therefore ensuring they take care of the future of our planet and all who live in it.
SlothersSustainable outdoor clothing and gear
Sustainable outdoor clothing and gear. Life is an adventure; our planet is our playground, so make a difference today.
Dorset Food & DrinkSupporting Dorset's producers
Supporting Dorset’s diverse producers of food and drink. If you love to explore the county for great things to eat, drink and cook you’ll find all you need to know at Dorset Food & Drink.
Purple NannyCruelty Free Shopping
Purple Nanny is an independent retailer of Cruelty Free products. Helping shoppers make ethical shopping easier.
Transition Town Blandford ForumSustainability and Local Resilience Projects
Building local resilience via sustainability by utilising local resources in Blandford and the surrounding villages. We are building a network of active, positive people to create community projects that will make the town a better place.
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.
LandBaseThe New Centre for land based skills
LandBase seeks to close the gap between rural living and skills, and the lack of structured learning facilities for new entrants to small-scale food production in the UK, by providing affordable, experience led courses for land-workers.
Bournemouth Borough Council Go GreenBuilding A Better Bournemouth
Bournemouth Borough Council facilitates many sustainability activities in the town that residents, businesses and visitors can take part in. This includes transport, waste, energy and biodiversity activities.
Neddy GreenNature, sustainability, camping
We are a family with a small organic farm, with camping, where peaceful wide open fields and beautiful s/w facing views await you. We are passionate about sustainable living.
WWoW is a focussed and dynamic grassroots community group that seeks to raise awareness about the environmental impact of single use plastic through events, talks, displays and workshops. We started out in January 2017, focussed on reducing single use plastics – in particular disposable coffee cups, plastic bottles, straws and bags. In September 2018 we led Wimborne Minster to ‘Plastic Free’ community status, becoming the 2nd town in Dorset to achieve this award from Surfer’s Against Sewage (https://www.sas.org.uk/plastic-free-communities/). We continue to offer advice and support to other communities and leaders wishing to do the same and we work closely with our local Councils, the BID, businesses, festivals, venues, community groups, schools and individuals to inspire all to make simple, positive changes, to chose alternatives to single use plastic and promote a more sustainable, ethical culture of consumption. From our single use plastic beginnings we have become much more involved in wider environmental activities including: Organising regular litter picks; Continuing to develop and grow our ‘Plastic Free’ status and recruiting new Plastic Free Champion businesses; Becoming the Refill Wimborne co-ordinator for water refill points; Delivering workshops and sharing inspiring speakers; Co-organising the Wimborne Green Festival; Delivering creative solutions to single use […]
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.
Transition Town PooleRebuilding a sense of community
A grassroots community group that brings people together to build resilience in Poole in response to a changing world.
Bournemouth Cycle ForumImproving cycle facilities in Bournemouth
Improving cycle facilities in Bournemouth. The Bournemouth Cycle Forum meets quarterly at Bournemouth Town Hall to discuss and promote cycling in Bournemouth and the local area.
Dorchester & South Dorset LetsShare your skills
All over Dorset, the UK and the world, people are GETTING THINGS DONE WITHOUT MONEY … they belong to their LOCAL EXCHANGE TRADING SYSTEM.
Positive Money BournemouthWhere the money flows, the economy grows
We inform people how our monetary system works. We campaign for a Sovereign Money system in the long term and in the short term for an alternative form of Quantitative Easing to benefit society not financial markets.
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.
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.
Bridport Area Development TrustPreserving Bridport's Heritage
The Development Trust is currently restoring two of Bridport’s old buildings – the Literary and Scientific Institute in East Street and the old Methodist Church in West Bay so that they can be used again to benefit the local community.
Southern Roots Organics (CSA)A workers co-operative growing high quality fresh vegetables in Dorset.
We produce organic vegetables on 2 acres of land rented from Lower Hewood Farm in West Dorset.
Dorset ScrapstoreReduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Dorset Scrapstore believes in a world where manufacturing waste doesn’t go to landfill. Inspiring imaginations and saving £’s by providing our local community with affordable recycled craft making materials.
Foodfuture BridportSupporting Fresh, Local Food
We help you use your buying power to choose fresh, local, high welfare, seasonal foods which support small scale, independent businesses and cool the planet with every bite.
Quest LifePsychological Resilience Training
Developing psychological resilience in individuals and businesses to better deal with stress, anxiety and achieving a fulfilling life.
Transition Town BridportLocal support for a sustainable Bridport
We organise the Open EcoHomes event, the Edible Garden at St Mary’s school, and Bridport Green Fortnight; we hold various meetings and talks, we have a monthly Green drinks and we are involved in promoting local food and renewable energy
Poole Agenda 21Promoting Sustainable Living
We share information about local meetings and campaigns. Some of us represent PA21 at community meetings.
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 […]
We Need That (Ideas2Action)Cutting waste to benefit others
We Need That is the recycling directory from the charity Ideas2Action, a small charity that runs community recycling projects across Bournemouth and Poole.
Turn Lyme GreenPromoting sustainable living in Lyme Regis
Turn Lyme Green promotes sustainable living in Lyme Regis. We engage the community in environmental issues. We meet regularly, plan campaigns and events, and have fun.
Transition Town Weymouth and PortlandCreating a more resilient, locally-based life-style
We are a group of people around Weymouth and Portland who want to create a more resilient, locally-based life-style. We support and encourage local people to be practical and positive in their response to current issues such as peak oil & climate change.
RegenSWDelivering Sustainable Energy
We are an independent not for profit that uses our expertise to work with industry, communities and the public sector to revolutionise the way we generate, supply and use energy.
Monkton Wyld CourtSustainability education charity
Education Centre for Sustainable Living, Vegetarian B&B, and Intentional Community in beautiful West Dorset.
Friends of the Earth (East Dorset)Campaigning on local and global issues
As a local group East Dorset Friends of the Earth is affiliated to National Friends of the Earth and campaigns on both local and global issues. On global issues the group follows the strategy outlined by National Friends of the Earth but on local matters works very much on its own; although the group can always call on the expertise of the full time campaigners when necessary. The Group has been going for more than 40 years and relies on volunteers to build on the successes of the past so new members are always welcome. We meet the 1st Thursday of each month at Eastcliff URC Hall, St Swithun’s Road (Opp.B’mth Railway Station), 7.30pm For further information come along to one of our meetings or email us using the button below.