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Zero Carbon Dorset

The Zero Carbon Dorset proposal seeks to document a vision of a zero carbon county in 2030. This will be supported by an Annual Report which will assess the progress of existing initiatives towards a zero carbon objective, make recommendations for short term focus (including replicating best practice) and set out demands for policy changes. The modus operandi is to be professional, evidence based and progressed through facilitation, commissioning, working collaboratively, promoting cooperation and network development.

Benjafield Screw Turbine Installation

There are numerous old mill sites and other potential hydropower sites in Dorset. The Feed in Tariffs, sales of electricity and avoided import of electricity make development of these sites financially attractive. Project management is not beyond the scope of a talented amateur but the complexity of the design and license application process means that expert advice is usually required.

Peggs Farm Crossflow Turbine Installation

There are numerous old mill sites and other potential hydropower sites in Dorset. The Feed in Tariffs, sales of electricity and avoided import of electricity make development of these sites financially attractive. Project management is not beyond the scope of a talented amateur but the complexity of the design and license application process means that expert advice is usually required.

iCoast Website

 With information on 26 different watersport and coastal activities in Dorset, iCoast is great for locals or visitors looking to make the most of our outstanding coast in Summer or Winter. Whether you are planning extreme or more conventional watersport activities, something to do with the kids or just wanting to take a trip to explore the Jurassic coast, you can find all the information you need together on iCoast’s interactive map.

Skills for Self reliance

Research prior to the inception of the project ‘Skills for Self Reliance’ (S4SR) showed there were three local issues to be addressed regarding the lack of skills and training provision in our area. These were (1) rural isolation, (2) poor access to learning and (3) a lack of relevant learning provision. S4SR was established as a means of dissolving these barriers and thus encouraging the growth of our rural economy.

Communities Living Sustainably project

Communities Living Sustainably  (CLS) in Dorset is a partnership project led by Dorset Community Action.

We have been working in the Bridport and Dorchester areas to help communities and businesses adapt to the local effects of climate change and reduce our impact on the environment.

greendor project

The 2013 open eco-homes events will be on Saturday and Sunday 14 and 15 September.  We are still keen to hear from eco-home householders who are willing to be visited  - 7 homes are signed up so far near Dorchester, and another 9 via Transition Town Bridport. It's the last couple of days for entries now, so please get in touch by Monday 13 May if  you would like to take part.

 

Bridport Community Orchard

Bridport Community Orchard was set up in 2008 to combine two community initiatives: one in Bridport, to save a field from development, and the other, by the Symondsbury Apple Project, to raise awareness of Dorset’s rich orchard heritage.

Wood fueled district Heating

Wood Fuelled District Heating, True Heat have been exploring the viability of providing wood fuelled district heating systems to rural communities in Dorset. This can provide a low cost, environmentally sustainable way to heat homes. For areas not served by gas and with a sufficient density of housing, a small scale wood fuelled district heating system will provide lower heating bills. 

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