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

Wildlife Warden Podcast Episode 7 In this podcast Emily Marbaix updates us on what wildlife wardens have been up to, reminds us of autumn jobs to do in the garden, especially those that help wildlife, and takes a look at the eco-friendliness (or not) of our pets, including what we feed them and the flea… Read More...
October Newsletter Here is this month's Newsletter dominated by two COPs, ie one more than you'll see in the news. These and other topics covered are: Devon-wide Retrofit surveyCOP26 is almost upon usThe Convention on Biological Diversity and COP15A joint approach to Climate & EcologyThe Devon Climate Assembly ReportACT Wildlife WardensHow to farm sustainablyWhat more… Read More...
How to farm sustainably Peter French threw open his farm to a group of nearly 40 visitors last week (12th October) to share his ideas on how local farmers can adapt to the changing conditions they face. Peter farms 280 hectares (700 acres) near Stokenteignhead and is working to reduce his farm’s carbon footprint.… Read More...
Local teenager on a mission to COP26 Newton Abbot resident Jessie Stevens is heading to Glasgow for the COP26 summit in November, and plans to pedal the whole 570 miles! She will be cycling under the banner of the People Pedal Power mission she has created. This aims to inspire people (particularly young people) to join her… Read More...
Electric cars line up in Newton Abbot Newton Abbot’s first electric vehicle (EV) roadshow held on 25th September was well attended, with lots of people stopping to chat to members of the South West EV Owners Group and others who had brought their cars along. The event, organised by Action on Climate in Teignbridge (ACT) and ChargeWorks,… Read More...
Wildlife Warden September Newsletter This month's newsletter covers a talk on Cirl Buntings by Cath Jeffs, a conservation officer with the RSPB; information about upcoming webinars; the Great Big Green Week events held in Dawlish and Newton Abbot; plus a summary of the projects Wildlife Wardens have taken on around the district. Read More...
September Newsletter After a Summer break a bumper September Newsletter is now ready and waiting covering the following topics: The Great Big Green Week 18-26 SeptemberThe IPCC’s 6th Assessment ReportLottery funding for communities to take action on climate changeAir PollutionACT Wildlife WardensThe Fossil Fuel industry’s hidden failsafeAn economy for climate & nature#Back… Read More...
Why are climate and nature getting the short straw with government spending? 1. Introduction When considering how to mitigate the effects of the climate and nature emergency, or what has to be done to adapt to the effects we can’t mitigate sufficiently, the talk will mostly involve a myriad of practical things like switching to renewable energy, electrifying transport, changing the way… Read More...
Why are climate and nature getting the short straw with government spending? 2. The banks, the government, and that Money Tree Back in the late 1970s, after qualifying as an accountant, I went to work for a large city practice. I was told by those who had experience of them that, if I valued my will to live, I should avoid bank… Read More...
Why are climate and nature getting the short straw with government spending? 3. The mythical government purse Back in the 1970s & 80s, my prime function as an accountant revolved around the concept that tax was an overhead not an obligation and so, according to clients and my bosses, it was my job to keep their tax bills as low as possible.… Read More...

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