A Fontmell Magna villager is determined to address the decline in the number of swifts reported nationally.
It’s time for Shaftesbury’s businesses, organisations and residents to phase out their use of single-use plastics. That’s the goal of the town’s newly-formed environmental action group, Plastic Free Shaftesbury.
More creative and sustainable living fairs will be held at Springhead following the success of the inaugural event on Bank Holiday Monday.
Dozens of people marched in Shaftesbury today, united by their goal of saving the planet. Planet Shaftesbury arranged this morning’s event. Their members insist that local and national authorities need to acknowledge climate breakdown and take immediate action.
Shaftesbury’s streets will be brought to a standstill for a short time on Saturday when local people form a slow procession of walkers and cyclists around the town to raise awareness of the threat of climate breakdown.
On Sunday, you’ll learn how to make sure that you’re buying sustainable imported wood products when author of over thirty environmental books, Edward Parker, will launch Sustainability Dorset’s programme of bi-monthly ‘Sustainability Sunday’ talks in Fontmell Magna.
Shaftesbury Town Council is launching an environmental competition to ‘create a sense of excitement’ and ‘enhance Shaftesbury as a beautiful and interesting place to live’.
When Gary Mantle, Chief Executive of the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, told the inaugural Planet Shaftesbury meeting that one of his team had reduced her monthly waste to fit a jam jar, there were audible gasps inside the Town Hall.
Trees are being planted across Shaftesbury this week in a joint initiative between the Town Council and Shaftesbury Tree Group. Read More