Shaftesbury’s MP says he will be listening to locals’ ideas on how to address climate change during a meeting he will chair on Wednesday.
Shaftesbury-area residents who are opposed to oil drilling off the Dorset coast set off on a three-day, 43-mile ‘pilgrimage’ from Gold Hill to Studland this morning. Alfred was there.
Explorer, adventurer and environmental champion Pen Hadow has seen how human intervention is threatening wildlife in the Arctic Circle. And it is likely to impact on everyday life across the planet.
The National Lottery has this week awarded just under £62,000 to Dorset Wildlife Trust to highlight the heritage, landscape and wildlife of land between Shaftesbury and Gillingham.
Dorset-based charity, Butterfly Conservation, arranged a tour of Fontmell Down recently. Alfred joined the search for the rare silver spotted skipper and learned why nature lovers had driven over 100 miles to visit this exceptional National Trust site on Shaftesbury’s doorstep.
A new Shaftesbury environmental group, which focuses on making lifestyle changes rather than protests and politics, has started regular meetings. Alfred attended the Shaftesbury Buttons Saturday afternoon get-together – Green Teas.
A Shaftesbury kitchen company has offered to donate its craftsmen’s time to make improved bee hotels, if a sponsor can fund the materials.
Staff and pupils want Port Regis school to become carbon neutral by 2025. Alfred visited and heard how this ambitious project could benefit other local schools, the village of Motcombe and could safeguard some of Britain’s rarest trees.
Hot on the heels of Brigit Strawbridge’s new bee book, another Shaftesbury environmentalist is putting years of knowledge into print. Robin Walter’s book ‘Living With Trees’ will tell the story of Britain’s changing approach to forestry over the centuries.
A Shaftesbury environmental action group is planning a three-day walk to Studland to protest about fracking and oil-drilling.