Downton Green Group is part of the New Forest Transition Hub. We are a small group that meets on the last Wednesday of every month (except December) at one of the local pubs at 7:30pm. Check the 'Events' page for the exact venue. You are very welcome to come and join us to share ideas on how to promote a better local environment and sustainability more generally. Either just turn up for a meeting or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We run events in Downton on various aspects of sustainable living - the most recent being our Climate Change Stall outside the Co=op. Seedy Sunday is another popular occasion - the chance to swap seeds and find out about other aspects of gardening. See Events and News for more information. Recently we have set up the village's Mini Recycling Centre, with aim of reducing what goes to landfill, and raising some money for charity on the side. We are also engaged in projects to reduce the amount of plastic that we use - and finding alternative uses for otherwise non-recyclable items, via making eco-bricks. We have a stock of 'Boomerang' bags which are made from recycled fabric, which are available at our events for a small donation. We also aim to make our voice heard through articles in local magazines/newsletters, responses to news or opinion items in the Salisbury Journal, and comments on local planning applications.
We are non profit making. Any monies we make are donated to local community/environmental projects. In previous years these have included the village defibrillators and the provision of nest boxes for bats and owls. Recently we gave donations to the Pantry Partnership, Alabare Trust, Downton Primary School for the their Forest School project, the Purple Community Fund (a charity run by the Downton Baptist Church to aid the disadvantaged in the Philippines) and the Salisbury Secret Garden.