A social enterprise has been launched in Lyme Regis to help educate young people on the environment.

A new non-profit social enterprise, Little Green Change, that focuses on environmental education in primary schools, secondary schools and in the local community, has launched this month with an upcoming bulb planting event at Weldmar Hospicecare’s Inpatient Unit in Dorset on Saturday, September 30.

The Founder and Director of Little Green Change, Clare Matheson previously worked across state-funded and independent schools in Berkshire including Eton College, as well as holding environmental roles for a London Chamber of Commerce, a large housing association, and a Board of Trade in Canada.

She said: “I am very excited about launching Little Green Change in Dorset, and working with existing organisations, businesses and schools in Lyme Regis and the surrounding areas to deliver a range of environmental events, competitions, projects and actions that benefit both the planet and people.”

Competitions launching this month include a Grow a Tree Challenge, and a Transforming Textiles Competition, both of which are free to enter.

Little Green Change is also developing its schools programme, aimed at secondary school eco clubs across the UK, which covers biodiversity, waste, water, energy, purchasing, travel, and human health.

Their biodiversity module will be launched in October, and includes free speaker videos from national environmental charities including the Royal Horticultural Society, lesson plans and resources.