Energy & Waste

There are several local projects to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, energy usage and waste to help the New Forest move towards a low carbon society.

they include

West Solent Solar Energy Farm, Lymington

New Forest Home Energy Solutions – this is a recently formed cluster of individuals from local groups who are working together to help their communities reduce their energy consumption (and so reducing cost and carbon emmissions too). They are on a google groups email and have run some zoom calls and are planning some events in the New Forest in 2022. If you are keen on Energy efficiency and solutions in the home and would like to join the group please email Sarah at events (at) 

Lymington Repair Cafe

Lymington Clothes Swap

Lymington Jean Genie

Boomerang Bags New Forest

Ringwood Make Do and Mend

Refill New Forest



Green Open Doors

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Jean Genie

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Jean Genie is a fun event aiming to show people how to avoid old jeans going to waste, by up-cycling them into something useful. People have made cushions, bags, bunting, pencil cases, toys, phone covers and more… the possibilities are endless. Young or old, new to sewing or an experienced hand, why not join us? Help is on hand to show you how!

Jean Genie events are held in Lymington Community Centre, just come along, refreshments available!


Schools Energy Project

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West Solent Solar

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