This is a useful up-to-date directory (2021) of local environmental groups compiled by Steve Harper. Please do get in touch if you’d like to add any information.
If your group is not on the list please get in touch with Steve Harper
Sharper@bournemouth.ac.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org
ENVIRONMENTAL and SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUPS BCP
BH Active Travel
BH Active Travel is a voluntary group, working alongside BCP Council since the 90’s championing better walking and cycling infrastructure in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch
BH Green Drinks
Green Drinks is an opportunity to meet like-minded people, and get inspired about the way forward for this precious planet of ours, all with a glass of your favourite tipple in hand. NB.This Group is now linked to Transition Bournemouth. Events will be very much continuing and they will be advertising them via Transition Bournemouth Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/TransitionBournemouth/ and website
BCP Green Party
We believe that a system based on inequality and exploitation is threatening the future of the planet on which we depend, and encouraging reckless and environmentally damaging consumerism.
This site is here to inform you of various campaigns in Dorset that tackle the climate & ecological emergency. As the site grows we will add new pages with campaigns, information, contacts and links to relevant groups in Dorset.
Dorset Cyclists Network
DCN campaigns on behalf of cyclists and promotes cycling in cooperation with local authorities, police and other environmental organisations
Dorset Countryside Volunteers
We are independent group of volunteers who undertake work associated with the countryside and conservation, on behalf of charities and other organisations involved in conservation or the improvement of public amenities anywhere within the county
Dorset Devils are 660+ signed up residents of Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch and beyond who love where they live and dislike the sight of litter and its effects on our community and environment, especially its wildlife and marine life.
Dorset Equality Group
The Dorset Equality Group has been formed to give Dorset residents a focal point to campaign for greater income equality and is affiliated to the national campaigning group The Equality Trust
Dorset and Hampshire Eco Club
A group to share ideas and inspiration for living a more ecofriendly lifestyle
East Dorset Friends of the Earth
East Dorset Friends of the Earth is part of a movement creating a safer climate, flourishing nature, and healthy air, water and food, now and for future generations. We campaign for change in our community to make a difference to the environment locally, nationally, and globally.
Extinction Rebellion Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole
The aims of Extinction Rebellion BCP are to drive radical change through non-violent means, in order to reduce the risk of human induced climate catastrophe, halt biodiversity loss and minimise the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse.
Bournemouth & Poole Greenpeace
A friendly local group of active individuals who run Greenpeace campaigns in the Bournemouth and Poole area. You can also join our group on the Greenpeace Greenwire communication network here:-
Oceans to Earth
(formally GoPladdle, young active group based in Poole):
Oceans to Earth is a UK-based community interest company based in Poole, Dorset. The organisation aims to help make the world become a better and cleaner place. It is committed to building strong relationships with individuals, businesses, schools and other organisations to help them find cost effective solutions to their own environmental challenges around waste and carbon offset.
A Surfers Against Sewage initiative aimed at making our communities as plastic free as possible.
Is the central hub of all sustainable and resilient activity across the county. We aim to raise awareness and so increase interest and involvement in sustainability. We connect people and communities, supporting individual well-being, community enterprises and businesses in order to nurture resilience. We bring together the many and diverse sustainable activities across the region, and showcase to the world at large what we are already achieving.
Transition Towns initiatives are local communities who are reducing the effects of peak oil and climate change. As part of this thriving local, national, and international movement, Transition Bournemouth helps bring people together and tries to create a better, more sustainable, resilient, and environmentally friendly place for us all to live. Part of
Transition Town Poole
brings together people in Poole who want a future that is low carbon, socially just, healthier, economically sustainable and gentle on the Earth. We support positive projects for change, reskilling people to rely less on oil, reducing their personal carbon footprint and rebuilding a sense of
Bournemouth Repair Cafe helps local people to keep their broken items out of landfill and shares fixing skills all while enjoying a nice cuppa and cake!
Slades Farm Conservation Group
The Slades Farm Conservation Group was formed by Transition Bournemouth to make a wildlife community garden to encourage people to learn about wildlife-friendly gardening and conservation.
Sobo Wastebusters Group
We are a group of concerned individuals based in Southbourne Dorset who’d like to provide a practical contribution towards making our local area more sustainable and less wasteful.
SOS Save Our Shores
We are a collective of organisations and people working together to stop further oil drilling in the areas of our protected marine zones in and around Poole Bay, and to reduce the extraction of fossil fuels in Dorset
Your Planet Doctors
A group of like minded individuals who care passionately about protecting your health by protecting our planet.
Zero Carbon Dorset
Zero Carbon Dorset exists to develop a vision for zero carbon living across Dorset and to track our progress towards it. Register for updates on events and project activity using the link below
Our mission is simple – to provide a community crafting hub that facilitates the re-use of scrap materials. We want to help the Dorset community to use scrap resources for creative purposes, and we know that’s possible from all the amazing makes our customers have created over the years! We love inspiring imaginations and saving money, by providing individuals, schools, clubs, students & families with access to affordable recycled craft making materials. Dorset Scrapstore is a not for profit charity which relies on donations, grant funding and the efforts of a team of dedicated volunteers in order to exist. Money from the sale of materials is put back into our operating costs, such as shop rent, salaries of our part-time employees, and the cost of running our van.
We are a small charity and we run community recycling projects across Bournemouth and Poole. We are unique in that apart from the local Council’s for Voluntary Service, we are the only charity supporting many other voluntary sector organisations.
We are a not-for-profit furniture re-use project offering electrical and household goods donated from local people & businesses to the general public with additional discounts available for households on low incomes.