Monthly Newsletters

Updated: 6 days ago

Catch up with our monthly newsletters here.

Newsletters are sent to people who've added their email address to our list of subscribers through the website. Occasionally things go wrong: emails can be bounced or messages incorrectly identified as spam.

Just follow the link for the relevant month:

2022 - December: Thinking global; forthcoming local activities; tree & hedgerow planting this winter; working with Shaftesbury Town Council; updates from Dorset CAN; and more

2022 - November: Appreciating trees and hedges with illustrated talks, a guided walk, and seasonal planting opportunities; spread the word on sustainable living; and much more

2022 - October: Opportunities to encourage further change following our autumn events; support Shaftesbury School; events with a tree and hedgerow focus; other news in brief

2022 - September: Bumper harvest of events - more support for 'Choosing our future'; invitation to share environmental expertise with Shaftesbury Town Council; trees, hedgerows

2022 - August: Our events scheduled for September and October; invitations to collaborate with Shaftesbury Town Council and the Great Big Dorset Hedge project; other news in brief

2022 - July: Shaftesbury 2030 - following up the event held in May; Shaftesbury School studies the Future; Other news in brief

2022 - June: Planetary Boundaries; Choosing to build momentum for change - what can you do this summer? ... and more

2022 - May: Not just one Great Big Dorset Hedge; Two Events at Shaftesbury School; Youth conference; What do people want to talk about?; Supporting local wildlife ... & more

2022 - April: Shaftesbury 2030 - the BIG conversation; Boosting biodiversity; Food & farming; Well-being; Home that supports a more sustainable lifestyle? ... & more

2022 - March: Inspiring report from Zero Carbon Dorset; Shaftesbury School events; Repair & reuse; Local food production; Earth Hope ... & more

2022 - February: Launching conversations about Shaftesbury 2030; Meeting again; Farming futures; Dorset & beyond ... & more

2022 - January: 2 newsletters this month

ii) Sustainable development events at Shaftesbury School; Land-based opportunities; Trees & hedgerows; Planet Shaftesbury shapes up ... & more

i) Outline plans & forthcoming meetings (Jan 8th)

2021 - December: Dorset needs a better Local Plan; Tree planting; STEAM at Shaftesbury School; Our preparations for 2022 ... & a request

2021 - November: Planet Shaftesbury & COP26, what next? Local nature recovery strategies; New tree-planting season; Reading the Land book festival; Engage with Local Plan ... & more

2021 - October: Shaftesbury hedgehog news; Tree planting & care ... or not; Shaftesbury & COP26; A presence in the town? Other news & requests

2021 - September: Celebrating our trees and preparing to plant more; Greener homes open to visitors; Hedgehogs need our help; Engaging with climate change & COP26 & more ...

2021 - August: Responding to the 'Code RED for humanity'; Hedgehog-friendly news; In-person meetings; Local nature network; Great Big Tree Festival & more

2021 - July: Feeling wary? - what to expect at our indoor meetings; Not too late for Dorset's environment; Dorset's Climate Action Network; Get involved this summer & more

2021 - June: Opening up brings opportunities to get involved: support nature-friendly Shaftesbury, connect with more people; Inspiring events in June/July; Where are we with Plastics? and more

2021 - May: Dorset Art Weeks & global challenges; Equipment & help wanted; Get involved in trees celebration; Nurture hedgehogs, bees & wild flower verges; Dorset CAN campaigns & more

2021 - April: New cycle routes progress; Shaftesbury's bees; Spring time concerns; Opportunities for outreach; Dorset climate action network update; and more

2021 - March: Boosting local bio-diversity & tackling climate change; Recycle plastic waste; Inspiring bee-friendly Shaftesbury; Welcome a sustainable future; and more

2021 - February: Being increasingly nature-friendly; Effective lobbying; News in brief; Giving Dorset a view from Shaftesbury; and more

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