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.
Saving our wildlife – Parish by Parish Our Audrey Compton gives a talk about the benefits of local people becoming more actively involved in local conservation to care for wildlife at a Parish level. In her talk, for Dartmoor National Park, Audrey describes her own journey in discovering and conserving the benefits nature brings to our lives,… Read More... ACT’s Wildlife Wardens scheme is on Spotlight Watch BBC Spotlight this evening 29 October to see a piece about our new Wildlife Wardens scheme. Unfortunately other events overtook Spotlight and so the article was not aired that evening but quick thinking Rebekah East was able to post this video on Facebook when it did finally air on… Read More... October 2020 newsletter Our latest newsletter is now available including information on a number of topics including the start of our Wildlife Warden scheme, the new Economy & Business group, Retrofitting and Teignbridge District Council's Ecological Emergency declaration. If you are a signed up member and didn't receive a copy let Paul know… Read More... TDC debate Ecological Emergency Teignbridge District council are to debate an Ecological Emergency declaration tomorrow Wednesday 30th September 2020 at 10:00am at the Full Council Meeting. You can watch it live on You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/user/TeignbridgeDC/videos. The video will be posted once the meeting starts. You can read the full text of the motion… Read More... 2040 Film now showing 2-4 October The film 2040 is a positive vision of where we could be, in twenty years time, using the best thinking and technology available today to deal with the causes and effects of the climate and nature crises. We are hosting the film for viewing at any time between 7 pm Friday 2… Read More... New Government Proposals impose 1532 houses a year on Teignbridge The government is conducting a consultation entitled "Changes to The Current Planning System", which include proposed changes to the formula for calculation of housing numbers. When applied to 2020 this formula requires 1532 houses a year, whereas the previous formula required 760 houses. Summary of our concerns The absence of… Read More... Are you interested in retrofit? In 2019 nearly 70% of Teignbridge’s existing housing stock had an EPC rating D and below. Despite the significant increase in new build, this % has changed little in the past 10 years and, in the last 2 years, has actually increased. Green-House Gas (GHG) emissions from heating our buildings… Read More... Could you be a parish Wildlife Warden? The ACT Ecology Group is looking for parish-based, volunteer Wildlife Wardens, writes Audrey Compton. They are needed to help support, protect and increase our district's wildlife and improve its chances of surviving the ecological and climate emergencies we face. Wildlife Wardens need to love wildlife but don't need specialist knowledge,… Read More... Imagine how life could be in 2040 The film 2040 does just that, it takes the best thinking and technology available today and imagines how we could use it to deal with the causes and effects of the climate and nature crises, to make life better for us and the planet. We are planning to make the 90 minute… Read More... July 2020 Newsletter Our latest Newsletter is now available, covering the showing of the film 2040, the Regenerate Devon summit and our current work with local councils, our carbon calculator and lobbying our MPs. Read More...