Several of the events held during the week are part of ongoing campaigns. Here you can find links to information and websites.
Monday eve: To find out about future events Bridport Fashion Revolution – Sustainable Bridport
Tuesday: The English Land Management scheme is a government plan to balance the nutritional needs of farmlands with its potential for carbon drawdown and biodiversity enhancement. Our speaker was from one of the nearest projects to Bridport, but it is likely that the Brit catchment will have its own project in the near future. Here is Alasdair Moffett’s description of the plan on the Upper Axe River.
Wednesday afternoon: The Great Big Dorset Hedge (GBDH) is a campaign to facilitate the restoration and extension of hedgerows the length and breadth of Dorset. Here is a link to Dorset CAN’s webpage.
Wednesday evening: The purpose of this evening’s gathering was to explain what river monitor volunteers can do for the Brit catchment and to recruit more. Here is the link to find more information and get involved.
Thursday’s walk: more information about Himilayan Balsam.
Thursday evening: Sustainable Bridport were successful in obtaining a grant from Transition Together, to collaborate with Bridport Art’s Centre and organise a series of film workshops for young people to make a short film to start a conversation about what they feel about climate change. A local young film maker, George Earwicker, led the workshops where the participants worked on concept, story, character development, script, and filming. The film was then screened at the Arts Centre on Thursday and the film makers came on stage after to talk about their experience of filming and the idea of the story, which was an allegory showing a young person warning about an oncoming catastrophe, made out to be a crazy person, who isn’t listen to by others just getting on with the triviality of our lives.
‘Kiss The Ground’ how farming in a regenerative way and protecting the soil can be a big part of the solution for climate change.
To find out more about St. Mary’s edible food project click here.
The West Bay Swim group is an informal group in the process of designing itself, to give sea swimmers some means of making their concerns public: to the community, to the local councils, and to a wider audience? contact Claire
Onshore wind has always been the obvious choice for this awkward point of transitioning from fossil fuels to renewables. They are relatively cheap, are more efficient than solar and don’t require as much land. A very vocal minority has kept them from gracing our countryside. This must change. Here are some links: Regen’s paper on the current onshore wind consultation and FoE’s comments on the infamous “footnote 54” of the National Planning Policy Framework.