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Climate action in Dorset celebrated through new photo exhibition

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Dorset Council was joined by local businesses and community groups last week to launch a new photo exhibition that celebrates the steps organisations are taking to help tackle climate change in the county.

The ‘Our journey to net zero’ exhibition features a collection of inspiring images that tell the stories of local organisations who, with the help of the council’s Low Carbon Dorset programme, are helping reduce the county’s carbon footprint.

Thirteen Dorset based organisations feature in this exciting new exhibition, each telling their own story of how they’re cutting emissions and becoming more sustainable.

Councillor Nick Ireland, Dorset Council’s new leader and cabinet member for Climate Change and Environment, said:

“As a council, we are committed to addressing climate change.  And we recognise that we have an important role to play in driving our county towards net zero.

“Through our Low Carbon Dorset programme, we’ve now helped hundreds of organisations reduce their carbon footprints.  This exhibition is a great way to celebrate what these organisations have achieved and inspire others to follow suit.”

The exhibition is free to visit and will be touring the county throughout the summer.  It will be on display in the likes of Sherborne Abbey, Bridport Arts Centre, Durlston Country Park, and lots of other venues across Dorset from 5th July.  For a full list of when and where to view it, visit the Dorset Council website.

All the organisations featured in the exhibition were supported through Low Carbon Dorset, a support programme set up by Dorset Council to provide free advice and grants to help Dorset organisations carry out energy-saving and renewable energy projects.  Since starting in 2018, Low Carbon Dorset has given out £6.2million in grants and helped over 500 businesses, community groups and public-sector organisations to reduce emissions. 

More information on the programme and the support still available can be found on