Green

Recycle And Buy Unique Clothes At Shaftesbury Fashion Swap

After the success of their Shaftesbury Fringe sustainable fashion show, Lucy Fosh and Georgie Faulkner-Bryant are planning a clothing recycling event that they promise will be fun and filled with ‘one off’ finds.

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Shaftesbury Extinction Rebellion Share Climate Emergency Fears And Call For Action

Shaftesbury’s Extinction Rebellion (XR) Group presented their overview of climate change in Shaftesbury on Thursday. Alfred attended the session, which mixed science and statistics with calls for support and protest.

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Could A Shaftesbury Fountain Help To Reduce Single Use Plastics?

A retired Civil Servant is spearheading a campaign to install a drinking fountain and water refill points in Shaftesbury.

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Second Tree Walk Map Reveals Shaftesbury’s Hidden Curiosities

Shaftesbury Tree Group published its second self-guided tree walk map and leaflet on Thursday. It suggests a tree-spotting trail around the foot of our town’s green slopes.

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Choosing To Open In Shaftesbury Was ‘Best Decision’ Says Expanding Eco-Retailer

Eco-entrepreneur Lucy Barfoot is doubling the size of Shaftesbury’s zero waste shop, Coconut and Cotton, today. Lucy tells Alfred that her locally popular store has also become a hit with tourists and Instagram fans. And she reveals the product Shaftesbury can’t get enough of.

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Neighbourhood Plan’s Climate Change Policies To Encourage A Vibrant And More Self-Contained Shaftesbury

In the first of a series of articles, Alfred looks at how the Neighbourhood Plan, the new development blueprint, could shape Shaftesbury’s future.

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Shaftesbury Council Calls Climate Emergency And Backs Plastic-Free Movement

Shaftesbury Town Council has declared a climate emergency and backed plans for Shaftesbury to pursue ‘plastic-free status’.

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Shaftesbury Stories Are At The Heart Of Bee Campaigner’s New Book

25,000 people follow Brigit Strawbridge’s Twitter posts about the environment and, in particular, bees. Now the Shaftesbury-based campaigner is getting ready to launch her first book and it’s set to put our town in the spotlight. Read More

Shaftesbury Pupils Want To Win Funding For A Peace Garden

Pupils at Shaftesbury Abbey Primary School hope to create a peace garden, if they are awarded cash from Shaftesbury Town Council’s environmental challenge.

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Shaftesbury Climate Protest Reveals Extent Of Extinct Species

A giant pink dodo and a New Orleans-style funeral procession were used to warn Shaftesbury that climate change could wipe out entire species. Alfred’s Keri Jones watched Saturday’s Extinction Rebellion procession and ‘die in’ on Gold Hill.

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