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Planet Wimborne aims to bring the community in Wimborne and surrounding areas together in response to the climate and ecological emergency. 

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Dacombes goes green(er) on its zero carbon journey

Wimborne’s oldest independent home electronics store, Dacombes (https://www.dacombesofwimborne.com/), is now harnessing the newest technology, with solar energy powering its extensive array of domestic appliances and home cinemas in its Dorset showroom. Matt Renaut, Dacombes’ Managing Director, noted the significant electricity demand of their operations, likening it to ‘three kettles on the boil all day long.’ 

Upcoming events

National Children's Gardening Week

National Children’s Gardening Week celebrates the fun that gardens hold for kids. Children, parents, grandparents, schools or garden businesses can find ideas for fun garden projects and activities on this site. 

National Children’s Gardening Week takes place annually in the ‘warm’ week at the end of May.

Sat, May 25 - Sat, Jun 1 2024, All day
World Bicycle Day

A sustainable transport system that promotes economic growth, reduces inequalities while bolstering the fight against climate change is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

World Bicycle Day draws attention to the benefits of using the bicycle — a simple, affordable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation. The bicycle contributes to cleaner air and less congestion and makes education, health care and other social services more accessible to the most vulnerable populations.

Mon, Jun 3 2024, All day
World Environment Day

This year the focus on land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience.

Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and held annually on 5 June since 1974, World Environment Day is the largest global platform for environmental public outreach and is celebrated by millions of people across the world. This year it is hosted by Saudi Arabia.

Wed, Jun 5 2024, All day

Other news

Dorset Greener Homes is fast approaching!

Fancy showcasing your homes greener attributes such as Renewable energy, retrofitting, air and ground heat source pumps etc?
Dorset CAN (Climate Action Network) particularly need homes in the following areas of Dorset:
Wimborne/Ferndown
Poole
Wareham
Sherborne
Lulworth
We also welcome homes from all areas of Dorset to participate.
Help inspire people who are thinking about how they can save energy, move away from fossil fuels and promote bio-diversity.
Interested? Get in touch at dorsetgreenerhomes@gmail.com

Chris Packham lends Dorset campaigners his support for local ‘COP’, urging Dorset attendees to ‘shout above the noise for the future of humanity’.

Three of Dorset’s leading climate action groups have come together to organise a pioneering event with the aim of spurring the local community into urgent action to combat the threats posed by climate change and ecological collapse. Zero Carbon Dorset, Dorset Climate Action Network (Dorset CAN) and Sustainable Dorset have joined forces to launch the first community-led Dorset COP in Dorchester Saturday 9th September at the historic Corn Exchange building.