DorsetCAN (Dorset Climate Action Network) is a network of community groups and individuals working together for a shared vision of a clean, green, sustainable Dorset.
Dorset (really) CAN in 2022
After all the high hopes for COP26 last year, the consensus of experts and commentators is that it did nothing like enough to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees. (The latest IPCC Report, released in March 2022, draws on thousands of academic studies and concludes that climate change is already causing “dangerous and widespread disruption” to the natural world, as well as to billions of people. Failure to curb pollution from fossil fuels and other human activities, it says, will condemn the world to a future that is both universally dangerous and deeply unequal.)
That means we can expect dire consequences - not only for people whose lives, homes and livelihoods are immediately at risk but for all of us who are threatened by mass migration, economic disruption, food and crop shortages as well as extreme weather events in the future. It's also very bad news for those other species that are going extinct increasingly rapidly.
Dorset CAN works to inform, help and encourage families, businesses and individuals across the county to 'do their bit' to reduce their carbon footprint and minimise our contribution to the climate and nature crisis. We also work to engage with and encourage Dorset Council and BCP Council to 'do their bit' to make this happen.
Find out about our current campaigns, events across Dorset, Action Teams, recent newsletters, updates, ideas, case studies, examples and contacts. But, above all, please join us - it's free and you don't have to take an active part. The more members we have, the louder our voice is and the more we can achieve. Stronger together!
Read the invitation to become a Member (there's no fee).
We're raising money to pay a co-ordinator to help us increase our membership and handle that day-to-day administration of DorsetCAN. Our £14,000 goal will pay a skilled co-ordinator a part-time salary for one year.
If you can make a contribution, it will help us build our network and get our voice heard. Thank you!
Quick guide to DorsetCAN
* JOIN DorsetCAN as a member (it's free!)
Key Forthcoming Events
(see calendar below for more)
Calendar from 16th May
Like the photos? All the header images on this website were taken and kindly supplied by Colin Tracy: see more of his work here