Seeding our Future is a small, non-profit group based in Bridport, which played a leading role in creating the Bridport Food Matters website, and is now working with a small core team to launch this new initiative. The overall aim is to raise awareness, motivation and practical actions by households in responding to the climate crisis, and to draw on inputs from young people, voluntary organisations and local businesses to assist this. This work is based on consultations with local voluntary groups in the Climate Forums in November 2021, and with individuals in September 2021. This programme is currently under development: key elements are likely to include:
New website: consultations have shown a strong desire for a single location with info about the many local projects already happening, plus resources, advice and events. We will be compiling a directory for the website of all the local organisations involved in some aspect of responses to climate change: if you would like yours included, please email us at email@example.com.
Free workshops: BCR can run workshops for local groups to help people understand and explore the practical actions they can take to minimise emissions and waste, reduce their costs, and help the community. If you are interested in a workshop, please contact Alan Heeks.
Communications campaign: we aim to reach as many local people as possible using social media, and local magazines and press. Please visit and like our Facebook page here.
Involving young people: our consultations showed a widespread concern in Bridport that climate change will hit young people especially hard, and an awareness that many young people feel their views on the crisis are not being heard. Hence we are seeking ways to involve young people, and enable them to share their views through this project. If you are a young person who would like to be involved in this process, please contact us.
Networking and Bulletin: we aim to create a sense of momentum, involvement and mutual support through quarterly networking meetings and a monthly e-newsletter. To sign up for the newsletter, which will include info on networking and other events, please click here. You can view our most recent bulletin here.
We welcome inputs from individuals who can help as volunteers, and from local organisations: to explore this, please contact us.