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.

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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.

Choose Peat Free Compost This Spring It’s spring, writes Lucy Oldroyd. The cold winds have passed. Surely, that is the last of the severe frosts. It is time to get planting! Trays of bright bedding at the supermarket, at the garden centre entice. Now for the compost. The bags are almost as bright as the bedding… Read More...
Wildlife Warden March Newsletter Spring is here! The emergence of life after the long dreary winter months is what makes this my favourite time of the year. It is always uplifting to see the first celandine flowers emerge, followed closely by pollinators, such as the early bumblebee. Soon, the swallows, swifts and house martins… Read More...
March 2021 Newsletter Our latest newsletter is now ready, covering; last week's Members' Forum - how you can help us - the benefits of visiting the websites, the mysteries of the "Net" in Net Zero - Devon CC’s Waste Management consultation and the Netflix documentary "Seaspiracy". Read More...
Know your Net Zero from your NETs and BECCS The history of and debate over Net Zero: In 2015, nearly 200 countries signed up to the Paris Agreement committing “to limit the global temperature increase in this century to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels, and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C”. Calculations were… Read More...
ACT needs your help Dear fellow climate champions ACT is planning its strategy over the next 6 months and could really do with some help. We are looking for a few extra people to help out for perhaps an hour or two a week with either committee or hands-on work. You don't have to… Read More...
Book your ticket for the Members’ forum 10:30am – 12:00pm 27 March 2021 Thanks to everyone who answered the questionnaire voting on, and suggesting, questions for the event, we've managed to whittle down the majority of your favourites to four themed questions, but there will be the opportunity to put other questions at the event. Here are our panelists:Audrey Compton - ACT lead… Read More...
Wildlife Warden February Newsletter Thanks to all wardens for the hard work you have put into the scheme during these difficult times. The scheme is constantly growing and moving in the right direction. We have created a subdomain on the ACT website for the Wildlife Warden Scheme. It is still in development, but it already contains… Read More...
February 2021 Newsletter Our latest newsletter is now available covering next month's members' forum, help needed with our work with town & parish councils, the economics of biodiversity, the Interim Devon Plan, Bill Gates and his new book, TDC's progress with the climate & ecological emergencies and the almost failed Green Homes Grant… Read More...
Teignbridge Progress with the Climate and Ecological Emergency Cllr. Jackie Hook, executive member for Climate Change, Flooding and Coastal Defence reported to Teignbridge District Council's (TDC) Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 9th February 2021. Here is a video clip of her report https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp8Ka1VJ-_8&t=1h46m30s She reported on TDC's work on Climate change and the Ecological Emergency: TDC appointed William… Read More...
Green homes grant not fit for purpose The green homes grant scheme caught my attention as soon as it was launched in September 2020. It looked worth investigating, but my attempt to use it soon came up against obstacles. It proved difficult to find either independent advice on the most important and appropriate improvements to my home,… Read More...