Climate Emergency – ACT now

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 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

Energy Group notes (04.07.24) Here are notes from our discussion/surgery from last Thursday. Cooperation with the Teignmouth U3A Three members of the group joined our zoom and shared some of their activities/plans. We agreed to provide support for an upcoming EV event later in the year. There is interest amongst U3A members to find… Read More…
Great Workshops at the Climate Festival – Get Tickets in Time! Our great programme of events include hands-on workshops, discussions and explorations, and talks. Visit the daily timetable to see what’s on when. Here’s a selection of the events, some of which you need to book in advance. It’s ALL RUBBISH – a workshop on plastic pollution These workshops with artist… Read More…
Four Choirs Raise Voices in Climate Festival Finale Ashburton Arts Centre is hosting the final performance of the ACT with the Arts Climate Festival on Saturday 29th June at 7.30pm featuring four choirs. You can buy tickets or reserve them. The choirs The South Devon Singers Community Choir has included environmentally-themed and science-inspired choral songs since it was… Read More…
Drum Up Support for Climate Action at Festival Opening Ceremony The official opening of the ACT with the Arts Climate Festival will be loudly announced by the Tano Taiko Drummers at 10.30am on Saturday 22nd June at St Leonard’s Clock Tower in Newton Abbot. The audience will then be welcomed by Izzy and Tiana, two young people concerned about what… Read More…
Strong Focus on Endangered Species in Climate Festival Art Exhibitions in Newton Abbot and Bovey Tracey Visual contemporary artists will showcase their work at the ACT with the Arts Climate Festival from Saturday 22nd – Saturday 29th June 2024 in two galleries in Newton Abbot, and at the Paradiso Gallery in Bovey Tracey. The exhibitions will display thought-provoking visual artworks on themes of climate change awareness,… Read More…
ACT Newsletter June 2024 With less than a week to go before the start of our ACT with the Arts Climate Festival, June 22nd-29th, I wanted to update you on all the wonderful events we have organised. There are now more than 350 artists taking part, plus 1,000 children. We have events happening in… Read More…
Energy group meeting notes (06.06.2024) Here are notes from our discussion/surgery on Thus. Are the elections energising you? Who’s promising what? As a CIC we stayed clear of any party political discussions, but we did look at some of their policies and actions, specifically in relation to the climate and energy policies. ACT covers two… Read More…
Energy group meeting notes (09.05.2024) Our next meeting will be on Thus. 06.06.24 at 19:30, this will be a zoom. Here are some notes from the meeting. If you’d like more information on any of the topics, please contact me or comment on the post. What an excellent opportunity to sample a recently built PassivHaus,… Read More…
Energy group meeting notes (11.04.2024) The next regular meeting will be in person on Thursday 9th May 2024 Please contact me for details on how to join. Here are some notes from our April meeting. If you’d like more information on any of the topics, please contact me or comment on the post below. Next… Read More…
Where am I with climate change? Let’s get personal, will I read on or not? You reading this because you are at the very least concerned about our natural environment.  You probably are already doing something about it, either by yourself or with others. You may even be looking to do more or are putting in… Read More…