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.
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.
Why carbon intensity apps are greenwash There is an app for almost everything. One that recently drew my attention is a carbon intensity app, which at first sight looks really helpful in alerting you to when you can put washing on or charge up batteries while the electricity grid in your area has low carbon emissions.… Read More... Local Plan consultation extended Teignbridge District Council has extended the consultation period on its Local Plan, moving the closing date from 15th June to 13th July. The change has been made to give people more time to comment, given that face to face meetings are not currently possible. ACT encourages everyone to submit a… Read More... May 2020 Newsletter Our latest Newsletter is now available, covering current work, our new Economy & Business group and thoughts on a post-virus Green recovery. Read More... ACT responds to Teignbridge Local Plan consultation The ACT coordinating group is preparing a response to the TDC Local Plan consultation. We have prepared an initial draft response here. Your input/comments are very much welcomed, please send these to firstname.lastname@example.org It is important that everyone responds to this consultation by the 15th June as the new Local… Read More... Carbon Calculator released We have developed a carbon calculator which is simple to use and will enable you to track your carbon footprint from year to year. The calculator covers everything you and your household consume including domestic energy use, transport, food and stuff. Domestic energy use and car use are based on… Read More... A burning issue for Dartmoor I learned a new word recently, swaling, which is the West Country term for controlled burning of moorland. It comes up in the Dartmoor National Park Management Plan 2020-2045, and in ACT's response to the consultation on the Plan. Swaling only gets two mentions in the Plan. The first notes… Read More... Coronavirus crisis: what comes next? The coronavirus crisis has demonstrated our vulnerability but has also revealed our care, compassion and community spirit. The links we forge now in our communities will stand us in good stead for the work of pushing forward with climate action. It is essential to keep the climate emergency on the… Read More... Teignbridge Wildlife Watchers on Facebook A message to all ACT members with an interest in Wildlife. To help wildlife, find new friends, keep people in touch and encourage them to share the wildlife they see on their daily walk, we've just started a Teignbridge Wildlife Watchers Facebook Page. Read More... Decarbonising Transport setting the Challenge DfT has launched Decarbonising Transport setting the Challenge. This recognises that current and planned policies will not result in net zero by 2050. This consultation plans to produce a Transport Decarbonisation Plan within 7 months. Read More... Teignbridge District Council Local Plan Review On 23rd March Teignbridge District Council announced the Local Plan 2020-2040 Review. The review survey runs until 15th June 2020, and ACT will be publishing a response towards the end of April. Read More...