Sustainable Swanage

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welcome to sustainable swanage

A group established in Swanage as part of the town’s ongoing efforts to become a more sustainable community and protect our precious environment

Our founding mission was to positively support the community of Swanage in reducing its waste, with an emphasis on plastic, but we have since expanded our work to include biodiversity and energy. We provide a link between different local organisations and groups and are working together to find solutions to issues that affect our local environment. We provide a central point of information for the community on these issues and provide a means of sharing good tips and connecting people. We are a positive group looking to the future and how we can all live more sustainably and become resilient to future stresses and challenges that we face in our community.



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Fundraising for Trees

Thank you to all those who sponsored the first round of fundraising, we were overwhelmed by support.

We are now looking to raise the extra money to enable us to purchase further oak trees to complete the line of trees on the Swanage High street verge in 2021 plus support other planting projects in Swanage and surrounding area in the coming year.

Please note that any donation made will go towards the tree planting projects as a whole. We are not able to identify and allocate specific trees following each donation made. However, if you do donate, we can send you a certificate of sponsorship which will acknowledge your contribution to the tree planting project and a thank you card, please send an email to with your details to request this.

If you are still interested in donating, please go to the projects page.



With insects and bird populations in steep decline there has never been a more important time to think about how we can all make homes for nature in the small patch of the world we manage. Together our gardens cover a substantial area and there are many simple things we can do to welcome more wildlife including leaving an area of your lawn to grow long, planting a tree, having a compost heap and making a log pile. They also provide valuable natural corridors between other sites. See the natural environment page for more information.

Many of us have been spending more time in our gardens during this period of lockdown. We have been connecting with local experts and asking them for their topical tips, including growing a mini meadow and growing your own veg in containers, and also been sharing what we are doing in our own gardens.


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We have one part-time staff member, Sarah Spurling who facilitates and supports the different projects and campaigns, and is the central point of contact. There are a growing number of volunteers involved in the group at varying levels and to suit their interests. To find out more about getting involved or get help with a project idea you may have, visit the getting involved pages.

Get in touch with Sarah on
or call 01305 224731

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