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.
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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.
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 will soon be 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… 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... 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 email@example.com 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...