Sustainable Bridport

Name: Sustainable Bridport

Description: Transition Town Bridport was formed in early 2009 and has thrived ever since. In 2023 we rebranded ourselves as Sustainable Bridport after 14 year of explaining what a transition town is!  Bridport is a market town with many initiatives working towards a sustainable town. SB works alongside these to sustain action on food, retrofitting homes, renewable energy and skills. We have three regular inputs: We run two edible gardens at  St Mary’s and Bridport Primary schools, each with  polytunnels and an allotment, involving children in growing vegetables and fruits. We also run cookery courses and social events round the cob pizza oven. We initiated a glut stall to share surplus produce from our allotment and local gardeners., which has continued for three years as Bridport Community Food Stall. Greener Homes is an initiative to showcase building and retrofitting homes and adopting low impact lifestyles. This has now spread to the whole of Dorset,  with 40-60 households opening their homes to visitors to share their vision and experience. We have run four Green Fortnights, which involved meetings workshops and events round a theme. These have included Shop Local, Plastics,  Sustainable farming and Fast Fashion. These have spawned independent campaigns, Totally Locally, Plastic Free Bridport,  Bridport Food Matters, and Bridport Fashion Revolution. The last continues to be part of SB and campaigns on fast fashion with clothes swaps and repair workshops. We are strongly involved in the local food group, Dorset Community Energy and Dorset Climate Action. Please see our website https://sustainablebridport.org for more details about us, or get in touch through admin@sutainablebridport.org  

Primary URL: http://sustainablebridport.org

Tags:

  • Transition Group
  • Community Growing
  • Other food projects
  • Community hub or activities
  • Festivals, fairs or events
  • Building local networks
  • Share, Repair or reuse
  • Energy

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