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Got 10 minutes to spare – you could win some Real, Local Food

01 Jan 2016
 
 

Got 10 minutes to spare – you could win some Real, Local Food


Take part in the Communities Living Sustainably in Dorset (CLS) survey and you could win a £50 voucher to spend at the Real Food Shop, a shop that comes to you full of local produce: meat, dairy, fruit, vegetables, preserves, drinks, and more.  The survey is open until 31st Jan 2016, can be found here or paper copies are available from Emily@da21.org.uk or 07507 321954. 


The aim of the survey is to find out what people think and do about climate change and the environment.  We ran a similar survey in 2014, and 2015, so we also want to see whether anything has changed.  We want to hear from as many local people as possible so please take part; it should only take 10 minutes.


Responses from our 2015 survey were very encouraging, around three-quarters of respondents felt that they were well informed about climate change, and felt they had a good understanding of how to be environmentally friendly.  Many felt that they were more environmentally friendly than they had been in the previous year, and some said this was due to being involved with activities run by CLS.


Emily Bullock, Greener Choices Co-ordinator for CLS said: “It’s really encouraging to see that people are taking action to look after the environment and that many would like to do even more.  There is plenty of room for improvement though: while many do ‘easy’ actions like turning off the tap while brushing their teeth, there is lots of room for improvement in terms of turning down the heating, driving less, insulating walls and roofs, and fitting water saving devices.  These are clearly more difficult but they also make a bigger difference to the enviornment and save more money.”


“We are hosting two workshops this month that will help people to save energy and money:  a Draughtbusting Workshop on the morning of Saturday 23rd January at Owermoigne Village Hall where you’ll get real hands-on practice fitting draught-proofing, and a day-long Community Building Energy and Sustainability Workshop on 29th January at Hilfield Friary which will help those who are involved in managing community owned and run buildings.  Find out more and book your place here or contact emily@da21.org.uk / 07507 321954.


All those who take part in the survey will have the option to enter a free prize draw to win a hamper of local food provided by the Real Food Shop, a mobile shop providing fruit, vegetables, dairy, and meat products produced by a co-operative of small holders in West Dorset, South Somerset and East Devon.
 

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