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da21 is an independent charity. We work cooperatively with local people, communities, businesses, educational bodies, local government and other organisations to encourage sustainable living in Dorset. (Charity Number : 1102528, Company Number: 4988176). We currently have 7 trustees on our board and 2 members of Staff .
Our objectives are: (1) To promote sustainable development and the prudent use of natural resources; (2) To advance education and research about sustainable development and the protection of the environment
We do this by: (1) Raising public awareness and understanding about sustainability (2) Support or initiate projects which demonstrate sustainability (3) Influence decision makers to take sustainability into account throughout their decision making
We use the Brundtland definition of sustainable development : "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" Find out how to get involved and support our work. d
da21 works with a number of partners including significantly the 3rd Sector Infrastructure Group for Dorset. Dorset's Third sector infrastructure Consortium (3SIG) is a partnership between 3rd sector organisations that provide a range of general and specialist advice and services to frontline voluntary organisations and community groups in Dorset. This includes help and advice on developing new organisations, funding, recruiting Volunteers, training, developing good practice, representation, liaison, policy response and campaigning.
To find out more about 3SIG please contact Anita Hansen Consortium Development Worker, Email:anita.hansen[at]dorsetcommunityaction.org.uk or phone 01202 847608
A brochure outlining the work of the consortium can be downloaded here. Policies da21 has a number of policies adopted by our board as a commitment to areas we see as key for delivering and implementing our work. Click on the specific policy to link through. da21 Health and Safety policy da21 Equal Opportunities policy da21 Policy on responsible consumption and purchasing.
Library of sustainability information. Possibly speakers on sustainability.