What’s going on nationally…

Here are just a few of the national campaigns that you could get involved with to start making a difference in your local area:

Big Energy Saving Week - January

A national campaign organised by Citizens Advice Bureau and Energy Saving Trust to raise awareness and provide support for households on becoming more energy efficient.

Fair Trade Fortnight - February 

Join thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK who come together to share the stories of and show support for the farmers behind our food on the front line of the climate crisis. Find out more on the Fair Trade website.

Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel - March

Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel is the UK’s largest inter-school walking, wheeling, scooting and cycling challenge. It aims to inspire hundreds of thousands of pupils to get active during the school run.

Earth Day - April

Earth Day is an annual event held on 22 April to raise awareness of the need to protect Earth’s natural resources. Events are held across the globe, co-ordinated by EarthDay.org.

No Mow May - May

Join gardeners across the country and say no to mowing your lawn in May to help our pollinators. 

30 Days Wild - June

Take part in the UK’s biggest nature challenge and sign up for the Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild.

Plastic Free July - July

Join millions of people across the globe in this month-long challenge to reduce your plastic waste

Love Parks Week - August

Celebrate and support the efforts of volunteers and workers up and down the country who are working to maintain and protect our green spaces in Love Parks Week.

Recycle Week - September

Recycle Now’s flagship annual event celebrating recycling across the UK. Join retailers, brands, waste management companies, trade associations, governments and media from across the nation in their efforts to galvanise the public into recycling more of the right things, more often. 

Energy Saving Week - October

Energy Saving Week is a national initiative organised by the Energy Saving Trust, aimed at helping individuals save energy whilst lowering their fuel costs. The campaign attempts to create awareness about energy efficiency, and encourage people, communities and organisations to help reduce emissions.

What’s going on locally… 

Dorchester Repair Cafes

Popping up on the last weekend of the month at different spots around Dorchester. Bring your broken bikes, electrical items, clocks, ceramics, clothing, textiles and more - and the team of volunteer repairers will do their best to fix them. Find out more on the Repair Café website.

Sustainable Dorset

Connect with others taking action in Dorset and learn about the wider community-led sustainable activities taking place across the county, by visiting the Sustainable Dorset website

Our journey to net zero photography exhibition tour

Discover the people and projects spearheading the drive towards a sustainable, net-zero future in our upcoming touring photography exhibition. 
Find out more about the tour including venues and dates you can attend.

If you have a local climate initiative you would like featured on this page, get in touch by emailing climate@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk