Dorset Climate Change Coalition Logo”Dorset Climate Change Coalition is working together, to communicate with the people of Dorset the urgency of action on Climate Change, in order to enable and inspire them to take action, both individually and collectively, to address this.” 


Climate Change is happening here in Dorset, and it will have a major impact on people and wildlife.  We can still make a difference, but we need to do it take action now.   

Dorset Climate Change Coalition is a group of public and community sector partners in Dorset who are working together to raise awareness and support people to take action on climate change. 

The membership of Dorset Climate Change Coalition at April 09 is:

Churches Together in Dorset, Christchurch Community Partnership, da21, Development Education in Dorset, Dorset Community Action, Dorset County Council, Dorset Energy Advice Centre, Dorset Strategic Partnership, Dorset Wildlife Trust, DT11 Forum Community Partnerhsip, Environment Agency, magdalen Project, North Dorset District Council, West Dorset Partnership, Weymouth and Portland Partnership, with support from Christian Aid, South West Wildlife Trusts, The Co-operative Membership

More about Membership

Terms of reference

Invitation to membership


 footprint in sand


Spreading the Message and Action in Dorset

Dorset Climate Change Coalition was funded by the Dorset Strategic Partnership to carry out this project from March 08 to Feb 09 which has helped to achieve the following:

  • A special Dorset climate change presentation was developed, and has been heard by 1564 people.
  • A special carbon footprint calculator for communities was developed
  • 1053 people have measured their carbon footprint and pledged to reduce it by 5% over the next 12 months, saving a potential 1041 tonnes or carbon dioxide.
  • The project had mentions in 8 press articles, 9 newsletters, 460 web hits and was mentioned on 26 websites.
  • Developed a resources for communication climate change in Dorset

Click here to read the project report

Clikc here to view climate change communication policy and other communication resources

Measure  your carbon footprint

You can still get involved and measure your carbon footprint, you can use the online Act on CO2 calculator , which provides an action plan to help you to reduce your footprint or download an offline questionnaire. 

 Open the online calculator here. 

Download our offline carbon footprint questionnaire here

Tell us your footprint here


 Get shrinking that footprint?

 Now you have measured your footprint, think about how you can reduce it, if you used the Act on CO2 calculator the action plan gives some tips or take a look at our leaflet and action sheet.

Dorset Climate Change Coalition leaflet

Dorset Climate Change Coaltiion take action


Tell us what you are doing to tackle climate change!

Can your story help to inspire others, send your photos and stories to like Graham from Poole, below.


Graham from Poole says: “I’m worried about climate change so I've started cycling to work two or three times a week to reduce my carbon footprint, it took a bit of getting used to but its fine now and I feel much fitter.”

Dorset Agenda 21 are the secretariat of the Coalition, contact 

The project aims to develop the membership of the Coalition, to raise awareness of climate change amongst local partners and the public, to work with local authorities on carbon footprint, and to develop future funding for work on climate change.

To find out more contact Theresa McManus,



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