Climate Emergency – ACT now

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During the pandemic members of ACT are holding all meetings online.

Take local action to bring global change

We need to work fast to reach the targets set locally, nationally and globally to lower carbon emissions and prevent climate and ecological catastrophe.

ACT, short for Action on Climate in Teignbridge, was set up in 2019 to help residents and councils build climate friendly communities and sustainable economies across Teignbridge. ACT is working to understand the problems, identify the changes needed, share information and ideas, and propose effective actions.

Join in

ACT welcomes new members. Join us to get updates on progress, participate in the work, show your support and help raise awareness.

Make a difference

Visit our FAQs section for ideas on what you can do to help. Please contact us or post to our Forum if you have ideas or information you want to share. We have collected links to other useful sites.

If you are just looking for somewhere to start, try this from Imperial College.

The Topics pages provide information on the work we are doing in specific areas. The maps and data page provides detailed mapping of climate related themes for Teignbridge.


What’s Happening

ACT Newsletter July 2021 Our July Newsletter is now hot off the press covering the following topics: Last Chance to Influence Where New Housing is Built - TDC's Local Plan - Part 2 (Deadline 9 August)ACT's Planning Application ToolCatch up with ACT Wildlife WardensA "Just Transition" to Net ZeroThe Government unveils its Transport Decarbonisation… Read More...
Last Chance to Influence Where New Housing is Built You have until noon on Monday August 9th to give Teignbridge District Council (TDC) your views on the 100 plus sites around Teignbridge proposed for new development. If you don’t respond to this consultation you won’t get another opportunity. It is difficult, if not impossible, for plans to be changed… Read More...
Wildlife Warden Podcast – Episode 4 This episode brings you:  An overview of a visit from Amanda and Amy from the Devon Environment Foundation, who are one of our main fundersEmily’s first experience of wild camping on DartmoorAdvice on wild camping in TeignbridgeInformation about butterflies and an interview with Amy Walkden, the secretary for the Devon… Read More...
Wildlife Warden June Newsletter This month's Newsletter covers a lot of ground, literally, with wardens and opthers venturing out as summer begins. Topics covered include: The Local PlanTraining sessionsProject visitsOgwild's Rectory Field open afternoonWild about DevonDevon Rewilding Network Here's the full newsletter Read More...
ACT Newsletter June 2021 The latest Newsletter is now available with a plethora of information and items on the following topics : Membership tidy upGreat Big Green Week 18-26 September 2021Teignbridge District Council's Local Plan - Part 2G7 Protesters are just ordinary peopleTeign Estuary TrailThe Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill - updatedJessie's cycle challenge… Read More...
An idea for the Heart of Teignbridge The government demands that the local plan provides sites for about 750 houses per year over the next 20 years in Teignbridge. Where homes are built makes a difference to carbon emissions. If you build small flats in town centres: There are fewer emissions from construction.There are fewer ongoing emissions.You… Read More...
XR Protests at the G7 When you think about an Extinction Rebellion (XR) activist, you probably don’t think of someone like me, writes Amanda Cole. A 68 year old grandmother, with a 44 year history of NHS work in a responsible and respected position. But I attended the protests at the recent G7 meeting in… Read More...
Travels With My BEV Who would have thought there could be so much ‘mileage’, in having a BEV. No, not my best friend, my BEV is a Battery Electric Vehicle, writes Helen Chessum. Bought last year just before the pandemic took over our lives, BEV turned out to be the perfect lockdown project, providing… Read More...
Site options for the Teignbridge local plan to be consulted on A meeting of the council executive on 1st June passed a motion to run a public consultation on site options for the local plan from 14th June to 9th August. Executive Committee meeting You can watch the proceedings of the executive committee here , this gives access to a recording… Read More...
Fast Access tool for planning applications We have written a tool which enables you to see details of all active planning applications on a single interactive page. This enables applications to be filtered by date range, parish, ward or Wildlife Warden area, type, decision level. Text search on address, proposal and document description and title is… Read More...

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