Environmental Organisations With A Local Presence
Bridport Environment Group aims to promote sustainable practice within the Bridport area and support local production of healthy food; to support environmental projects from other groups in the Bridport area; to work in partnership with other organisations to protect and enhance the environment locally, and to scrutinise and influence initiatives by Government agencies and local authorities.
Contact: email, telephone: 01308 420808
Bridport Tree Planting promotes and enables the planting of trees in Bridport and the surrounding area. This project runs alongside Friends of the Earth’s campaign to double tree cover in the UK. To get involved or receive the bi-monthly newsletter.
Contact: email, or see on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/482201532478185.
Dorset Climate Action Network links individuals and organisations across Dorset who are committed to urgent action on the climate and ecological emergency. If you’d like to join the mailing list to find out about events and other actions Contact: Rob Waitt or visit https://www.dorsetcan.org/.
Friends of the Earth West Dorset
Co-sponsors Bridport Tree Planting group, and supports Plastic Free Bridport campaign to rid the town of unnecessary single use plastic. https://www.facebook.com/Plastic-Free-Bridport-101334955110189/. Nationally FoE is active on food issues.
Contact emails: Scott Morrison or West Dorset Friends of the Earth.
Lifelines Project is a community initiative designed to strengthen the health and resilience of wildlife and soils in and around the Marshwood Vale and Char Valley. An interactive map highlights in green the areas of land, or Lifelines, that are helping insects and other wildlife move safely around the landscape. You can join the scheme by having your garden, field or farm included in the Lifelines (see Lifelines-and-farming).
This Good Earth film features several farmers and others local to West Dorset who are practicing an agroecological approach, and addresses the various aspects of the food system, with an invitation to action.
Planet Purbeck and Planet Shaftsbury
Formed initially to respond to Dorset County’s Climate and Ecological Emergency – https://www.planetshaftesbury.org/post/dorset-climate-action-network-dorset-can. Contact email: Rob Waitt.
West Dorset Beekeepers Association Offers membership and a library of books plus equipment to hire, as well as news.
Contact: email – Carole Brown or telephone – 01308 456210.
Zero Carbon Dorset exists to develop a vision for zero carbon living across Dorset and to track our progress towards it. Register for updates on events and project activity here.