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Dorset Agenda 21 (da21)

A based in Dorchester


da21 is an independent charity. We work cooperatively with local people, communities, businesses, educational bodies, local government and other organisations to encourage sustainable living in Dorset. (Charity Number : 1102528, Company Number: 4988176). We currently have 7 trustees on our board and 2 members of Staff .

Our objectives are: (1) To promote sustainable development and the prudent use of natural resources; (2) To advance education and research about sustainable development and the protection of the environment

We do this by: (1) Raising public awareness and understanding about sustainability (2) Support or initiate projects which demonstrate sustainability (3) Influence decision makers to take sustainability into account throughout their decision making


We use the Brundtland definition of sustainable development : "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" Find out how to get involved and support our work. d

da21 works with a number of partners including significantly the 3rd Sector Infrastructure Group for Dorset. Dorset's Third sector infrastructure Consortium (3SIG) is a partnership between 3rd sector organisations that provide a range of general and specialist advice and services to frontline voluntary organisations and community groups in Dorset. This includes help and advice on developing new organisations, funding, recruiting Volunteers, training, developing good practice, representation, liaison, policy response and campaigning.

To find out more about 3SIG please contact Anita Hansen Consortium Development Worker, Email:anita.hansen[at] or phone 01202 847608

A brochure outlining the work of the consortium can be downloaded here. Policies da21 has a number of policies adopted by our board as a commitment to areas we see as key for delivering and implementing our work. Click on the specific policy to link through. da21 Health and Safety policy da21 Equal Opportunities policy da21 Policy on responsible consumption and purchasing.

Resources Available

Library of sustainability information. Possibly speakers on sustainability.

Related News & Events

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:00am The Dorset Community Sustainable Energy Group met on the 21st October 2014 in Dorchester. As well as updates from all the groups represented there were presentations by RegenSW on their new Community Acclerator Training - avaliable free to Community...
Take part in the Communities Living Sustainably in Dorset (CLS) survey and you could win a £50 voucher to spend at the Real Food Shop, a shop that comes to you, full of local produce: meat, dairy, fruit, vegetables, preserves, drinks, and more...
Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 10:00am Eminent academic, explorer and author Professor Sir Ghillean Prance will give the keynote speech at da21’s Annual General Meeting in Dorchester, arguing that nothing is sustainable unless we address climate change. Sir Ghillean, who began his...
The UK’s target for decarbonisation of energy supplies, contained in the Climate Change Act 2008, is for a reduction of 80% in carbon emissions by 2050. Some recently published reports (see references 1 to 5) propose acceleration of the target...
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 1:30pm The next meeting of the Dorset Community Energy Group has been arranged for Thursday 3rd December to be held at the Springhead Trust in Fontmell Magna starting at 2pm and finishing at 4pm. Refreshments will be available from 1.30pm.

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