OPWG starts with ideas, to reduce our carbon footprint, to reduce our adverse impact on the planet, to increase biodiversity and how to achieve many other goals listed in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. When a person or group has agreed to take one of those ideas and work towards making them a reality, … Read more

Boomerang Bags

Turn Lyme Green’s Boomerang Bags Scheme has been chosen as first UN Sustainable Development Goal target for climate and environmental action in Lyme Regis. We are delighted that Turn Lyme Green is launching the Boomerang Bag scheme which we feel perfectly captures the energy and goodwill of our local community in wanting to deal with … Read more

Electric Vehicle Charging Points

EV charging stations

This project is to ensure that as more people invest in new electrically powered vehicles, there are sufficient places for them to charge those vehicles in Lyme Regis Date: ongoing, target for first phase installation March 2020 Responsible: Simon West, Lyme Regis Town Council Lyme Regis Town Council have undertaken to provide several new electric vehicle charging … Read more

Green business energy

Big Clean Switch details

This project is aimed at businesses in Lyme Regis to ensure that they get the best value green energy possible. Date: ongoing Responsible: Simon West Going green doesn’t have to cost the Earth. 1. It’s easyBigCleanSwitch make switching easy. That means finding you the best deal for cheap, clean energy, and helping you use going … Read more

Lyme Regis Death Café

This project is aimed at individuals in Lyme Regis and it addresses the promotion of good mental health by providing a calm, safe space to talk about death and dying. This is a typically taboo subject in society. The last 2 events have attracted attendees from ages 14 to 70+. Date: Launched August 2019 and … Read more

On the beach

Simon West talking to a visitor

Today we were on the seafront at Lyme Regis spreading the word and talking to (mostly) visitors. With our new leaflet and table banner we joined with Lyme Regis Town Council, Plastic Free Lyme Regis and the Lyme Regis Foodbank to increase public awareness of the initiatives that are already taking place in Lyme. Our … Read more

56 things you can do to save the world

This guide is taken straight from The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World on the United Nations SDG website: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/takeaction/ See how many of these you already do and how many extras you can tick of this month! THINGS YOU CAN DO FROM YOUR COUCH Save electricity by plugging appliances into a power strip … Read more

United Nations SDGs – what are they?

In our constitution it states that we aim “To align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals”, but what exactly are they? Read on to find out. The Rio+20 summit in 2012 created an open working group, with representatives from 70 countries. This group had its first meeting in March 2013 and published its final … Read more

Inaugural Meeting

The Lyme Regis One Planet Working Group held its first meeting in the Guildhall, Lyme Regis on Friday, 26th July. Twelve people attended and agreed the constitution, appointed the first officers for the group and made preliminary plans for some of the work the group will be doing. It was agreed that subsequent meetings should … Read more

Goal 1 – End poverty in all its forms everywhere

SDG1 No Poverty

1.1 – By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day 1.2 – By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions 1.3 – Implement … Read more