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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Volunteer opportunities with Sustainable Swanage Spring 2021

Sustainable Swanage is a community group and relies on the involvement of volunteers in varying projects. There are many things that we can do to reverse declines in wildlife populations, reduce our carbon footprint and become more resilient to future stresses. More can be achieved if we work together as a community and multiple benefits can be found that help address several issues. Your involvement, however big or small will be a vital part of this. Think Global, Act Local.

There are different levels of involvement for volunteers, from a commitment to leading a sub-group and being on our steering group, to helping for one day on a practical project such as tree planting, or simply supporting a campaign.  


Click here for more information on the roles available 


Magnificent Meadows

This month is all about nature and these bountiful summer months! We have been working to improve biodiversity at greenspaces around the town and are really pleased to see the new trees bursting into life and the new meadow areas blooming with flowering grasses and wildflowers. These in turn are supporting insects which we are recording on our surveys. There is growing acknowledgement of the importance of biodiversity in the wider countryside and gardens. People are also looking to urban green spaces as key potential areas.


Please report your wildlife sightings from in and around Swanage to us and help build a picture of how nature is faring in our town. Join our Wildlife Watch Facebook group too for more info on what others are seeing.



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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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