Teignbridge is a beautiful district to live in – but, like the rest of the world, it is part of the climate problem, but also, part of the solution! There are so many people worrying about the crisis – so many communities that would like to help reduce climate change – what if we could work on it together?
Action on Climate in Teignbridge is planning to launch a project that will support community-based volunteers or existing groups who are looking for ways to enthuse and inspire their community to reduce their carbon footprint.
Can you spare a few hours to help us do this? You don’t need special qualifications, just enthusiasm for spreading the message that everyone can do something to reduce carbon emissions. We’re looking for people who love communicating (maybe even public speaking), organising fun events, creating colourful posters and graphics, and achieving miracles on a tight budget! If you can do any of these things (we don’t expect you to do all of them!), please get in touch with Kate about joining our team
We are looking for an overall project coordinator. If we can’t find a volunteer, we are confident that we can get funding to pay someone to be a self-employed, part-time coordinator. You wouldn’t need specific academic qualifications, but you would need to have a friendly and optimistic outlook, and be able to talk, write, listen and express ideas clearly.
The first task for the coordinator would be to find and support community-based climate volunteers, who would usually be town/parish-based. We would be particularly interested in working with anyone who is a member of a Teignbridge climate group.
The coordinator and volunteers would be given introductory training and ongoing coaching to help them deliver small-scale projects – but it would be up to them to find projects and challenges that will enthuse people in their communities. Here are possible carbon cutting projects that your community might like:
- Energy – cutting home energy use and costs
- Reducing the impact of our clothes/fashion industry
- Listening to teenagers – and helping them to take action
- Running a repair café
- Running a community larder
If you are interested in any aspect of this idea and want to find out more, please contact Kate
2 thoughts on “Cutting carbon emissions: a new district-wide climate project”
We have a local Carbon Reduction Group, comprising reps from the Parish Council, Development Trust, and Biodiversity Group, as well as our Wildlife Warden. it meets every 2 months and has developed a Carbon Plan. We have some minor achievements under our belt!
We would be most happy to be part of your network, but we do not want to get involved in more activities or meetings, we are so busy with what we have got!
Best of luck!
John – Chair, Moretonhampstead Development Trust