Many of the organisations featured on this website rely on the hard work and dedication of volunteers to continue with their good work, and need people like you. If there’s not already something in your area, we hope that we have inspired you and you may like to start something up yourself!
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See below for ideas on how to get involved in some great sustainable initiatives happening across Dorset. You can also search our directory to connect with existing local sustainable groups and organisations.
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Take positive action to reduce your impact on the planet and make a differnece. For practical advice on what you can do yourself check out our sustainable living tips on food, travel, water and waste.
Dorset soup is a community based crowd-funding initiative for local people supporting local projects, DORSET SOUP IS: There have already been two successful SOUP events held in Bridport, and there will be a SOUP event in Bournemouth in April. The SOUP events are modelled on the DETROIT SOUP and more information can be found on their website, where you will find all the resources you need to host your own SOUP event in your community.
Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. On clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera. You’ll also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields. Visitors bring their broken items from home. Together with the specialists they start making their repairs in the Repair Café. It’s an ongoing learning process. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job. You can also get inspired at the reading table – by leafing through books on repairs and DIY. Bournemouth hosts its own Repair Café and there are over thousand Repair Cafés worldwide. Take a look at their website for more information. You could even start one yourself!
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