Purbeck Environment Action Team (PEAT) is a network of like-minded individuals working towards sustainability in Purbeck. We encourage “living lightly” and sharing the Earth’s resources fairly.
You may have read about the 50 Ways booklet in the Gazette. You can read it here.
Some thoughts from PEAT regarding the Navitus off-shore wind farm can be found here.
PEAT aims to:
- Raise public awareness and understanding about sustainability
- Support and initiate projects which demonstrate sustainability
- Influence decision makers to take sustainability into account throughout their decision making.
PEAT started life as a Dorset Agenda 21 (DA21), Community Choices for Sustainable Living (CCSL) group that formed in June 2006. DA21 is an independent charity that works co-operatively with local people, communities, businesses, educational bodies, local government and other organisations to encourage sustainable living in Dorset.
PEAT, along with thousands of community groups around the world, has now joined the Transition Network which means that we follow their main aims and approaches to creating a sustainable and environmentally responsible way of life in Purbeck. The Transition Network gives us a useful framework we can use within our group.
The Transition Network is made up of Transition Initatives (towns, villages, islands etc) which are community-led projects to help build resilience to two major factors – Peak Oil and Climate Change. Both of these factors mean that we need to consume less and have a lower environmental impact by re-localising our food, services, skills and energy. A key part of the Transition movement is raising awareness of the changes we need to make and why and then working together to implement a variety of community projects all working towards the production of an energy descent plan for Purbeck or ‘Power Down’! Find out more on our Transition page.