About Planet Purbeck

Coming together to care for our countryside, coast and communities. We’re a young organisation, ‘the new kids on the block’ if you like. We’re connecting with the community and developing wonderful friendships as we go. We don’t all go wild swimming at 5am before knitting a vegan breakfast out of leaves…! We’re from all walks of life, with teens through to those in their 80’s getting involved. Coming together like this is creating incredible energy and a nice, tingly feeling of joint purpose. We’re fully aware of the scary stuff - the very real and dramatic effects of climate change and biodiversity loss - so we’ve chosen to focus on solutions that make a positive difference. Whether living or working here, or just visiting the Isle of Purbeck, we’re fortunate to be surrounded by such rich and unique biodiversity. Planet Purbeck exists to help protect and enhance what we have - if we look after Purbeck, Purbeck will look after us. Just think about the benefits of a wild and windy walk for your general wellbeing if nothing else! Experiencing a connection with the natural world often triggers the desire to ‘make a difference’. That’s why we champion the kind of practical stuff that leaves us with muddy hands and smiling faces: wildflower meadow planting, beach cleans etc. etc. We make no judgments about where you are on the ‘green spectrum’ - we simply seek to inspire you to get involved in a way that suits you. We represent ever-increasing numbers and want to ensure our local leaders take notice of Purbeck coming together like never before. We will make a positive and real difference. The sum of inspirational individuals, groups and organisations, is far greater than what can be achieved alone. Planet Purbeck shares and amplifies positive experiences, knowledge and passion. Some might say there’s so much to do and so little time - but there’s loads of us here in Purbeck - so by coming together to ‘do one extra thing’, we’ll make an actual difference. And, because that one thing was fun, saved us a few quid or made us feel better, we’ll do another ‘extra thing’ and then another… this’ll be brilliant, join us, we’re going places… 

Our Vision

To help create a future in Purbeck that is better for everyone - to live in, work in and to visit. A future with...
More Wildlife and Wild Places
Cleaner Rivers, Sea, Villages and Towns
Less Waste
Less Traffic
Cleaner Air
Sustainable Tourism
Greater Food and Energy Independence
And community belief in working together to make all of these possible!

Our Mission

  1. Grow a network of people of all ages, backgrounds and professions with a shared determination to protect and enhance our beautiful home of Purbeck.
  2. Work with community groups, NGOs,  our local authorities, schools and businesses 
  3. Amplify community efforts of individuals and groups supporting our vision and mission.
  4. Create a mass community movement by focusing on the broadest possible appeal and looking for the best ways to find common ground.

Our Values

  1. Stronger together
    When we face challenges together we know we CAN make a real difference. 
    WE ARE stronger together!
  2. Regenerative
    We look after ourselves and each other - Pacing ourselves and taking care of our physical and mental wellbeing.
  3. Open
    Planet Purbeck is refreshingly open and welcoming. 
    We’re experimental, we don’t do things because ‘they’ve always been done that way’. 
    We can’t promise to consult everyone about every decision. But we’ll always be transparent   about the decisions we make. 
    We’re reflective and open to change.
  4. Fun!
    We insist on finding the element of fun in everything we do. We want everyone taking part to enjoy themselves - and want to come back again.
  5. Focused
    We appreciate and value the limited time we all have - focusing on what works and will make a real and positive difference

Strategy

Click here to view our 2022 Strategic Aims

Meet the team

Some of the organisations we are working with
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