Get Involved with CLS

There are many ways to get involved with Communities Living Sustainably in Dorset. The main ones are:

•Helping CLS Dorset in the office and events

•Getting stuck in with a woodland working party

•Forming/ joining a Transition Together group

•Helping out at a community farm

If you are not sure which opportunity is best for you or you fancy doing something not mentioned here, please get in touch and we can help you get involved.

Join the Big Ideas Challenge
The Challenge is for young people aged 7-24 – they are asked to plan and implement a project that will help cut greenhouse gas emissions in their community.  They can work on energy, water, waste, clothes, food or travel.  We have excellent resources, mentors, and money to help them.  And there is a fantastic prize – an outdoor adventure.

Community Woodland Working Groups
Read further information about Community Woodland events on the Renewable Energy webpages
1. Little Giant Wood, Stoke Abbott

The Parish are establishing a calendar of working parties and events. Autumn and winter will focus on woodland management and spring and summer are events that are country knowledge based, such as bat walks and fungi talks. Please contact Matthew Bowditch if you want to find out more
2. Prime Coppice

Their working woodlanders programme runs regular work parties. Contact Ruth Fuller to find out more or visit
3. Allington Hill

Allington Hill runs regular work parties. Email Cathy on or get in touch via Facebook to find out more.
4. Hooke Park

Common Ground is looking to establish a community woodland at Hooke. They recently hosted a meeting to find out what the local community are interested in… but it’s not too late! Email Adrian if you are interested in getting involved –
5. Dorchester Community Woodland

The Duchy of Cornwall has approved Transition Town Dorchester using some of their woodlands around the community farm. There will be a meeting in January to gauge interest so if you’re looking for a new year’s resolution involving meeting people, getting fit and getting involved with environmental conservation contact Kate
Transition Together

Transition Together is a fun, practical way of saving money on household bills. It is a tried and tested programme where a group of friends or neighbours get together to work through a practical manual, learning how to save energy and water, reduce waste and travel wisely. Previous participants have had a lot of fun, made friend and saved an average of £600 per year on household bills. Contact

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