Take local action to bring global change
To support residents and councils of Teignbridge as they respond to a climate/ecological emergency, 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.
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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.
Protected: 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... Protected: 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... Protected: Transport Documents Updated Transport related documents have been updated to reflect comments received. These are the Parish Pack, Transport Policy and the TECs Electric Vehicles review. Read More... ACT launches resources pack for town and parish councillors Action on Climate in Teignbridge (ACT) works to support district, town and parish councils in the locality that are considering declaring or have already declared a climate and /or ecological emergency. Twenty councils In Teignbridge, including the district council, have made such a declaration, while others are considering doing so. Read More... Plant that tree, but make sure it’s the right tree in the right place Tree planting is fast becoming a national mania as research shows that trees are a key ally in our efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Planting without due care and attention won’t get us far though. It is all about planting the right tree in the right place for the right… Read More... Heathfield Power Station application unanimously rejected by Teignbridge planning committee This morning Teignbridge District Council unanimously rejected application 19/01342/FUL for a gas fired power plant at Heathfield. Read More... Stop the Heathfield Power Plant Following Teignbridge District Council's declaration of a climate emergency in April 2019, in July application 19/01342/FUL was received by Teignbridge District Council for a 2.5MW gas-fired peaking power plant at Heathfield. This application has received over 300 objections. Read More... Subjectivity and Climate Change In her 2016 PhD thesis, Gillian Westcott examined the part played by subjective attitudes to climate change in determining the policy and actions of local authorities in South West England. Read More... What you can learn from Energy Performance Certificates All domestic and commercial buildings in the UK available to rent or buy must have an Energy Performance Certificate. The Certificate provides details on the energy efficiency of a building, gives it a rating from A (very efficient) to G (inefficient), and tells you what you can do to improve… Read More... Climate Workshop for Councillors and Clerks Calling District, Town, Parish Councillors and Clerks throughout Teignbridge. You are invited to attend a forum on climate action to share knowledge and ideas. Choose a date and venue below and sign up. Read More...