Category: Carbon cutters

  • Where are we with climate change?

    Where are we with climate change?

    It’s gone a bit quiet after the much-heralded breakthrough of COP28.  Is it the usual moving on to the next news story and our immediate post-Christmas concerns or was COP28 just another tick in the climate box? Our government has announced that the UK needs to slow down on climate change and have rowed back…

  • ACT at Newton Abbot Fayre

    ACT at Newton Abbot Fayre

    ACT took a stand at the Fayre held on Saturday 26th August, and luckily the forecast rain and thunderstorm failed to put in an appearance! The stand was a bit isolated from the main events but we had plenty of visitors despite this. It was a combined energy / carbon cutting and wildlife warden stand.…

  • Welcome to Janine Perye, an enthusiastic Carbon Cutter!

    Welcome to Janine Perye, an enthusiastic Carbon Cutter!

    Janine joined ACT’s Carbon Cutters group to help others understand what individuals can do to cut their carbon emissions. Janine says: “The topic is very urgent and doing the ACT training course inspired me to help spread the message. I am learning things myself on a daily basis and have spoken to friends, family, neighbours…

  • Carbon Cutters Newsletter April 2023

    Carbon Cutters Newsletter April 2023

    Hello fellow Carbon Cutters, I’m Scott Williams , your new coordinator, and I’m here to help. Firstly a bit about me. I’ve been aware of the problems created by our burning of greenhouse gases for some time, since the call to ban CFCs, and have been trying to reduce my carbon and ecological impact and leave no…

  • Draft Local Plan open to comment

    Draft Local Plan open to comment

    Teignbridge District Council’s draft Local Plan is open for comment until noon on Monday March 13th. The plan details ‘how’ and ‘where’ proposed new housing and employment related development will take place in the district until 2040. It includes site allocations for housing, employment and wind turbines. The sites included are additional to those already…

  • How to look after the watts

    How to look after the watts

    The bill payer running around the house screaming at teenagers to ‘turn that light out’ was a sit com staple in the 1980’s, but with electricity bills going through the roof it is no longer a subject for cheap jokes. Before you start looking at turning off everything in your house, though, it might be…

  • ACT: three years and counting!

    ACT: three years and counting!

    On April 18th 2019, Audrey Compton was standing outside Forde House, the home of Teignbridge District Council (TDC), with a group of people holding banners. They were there to lobby the council to pass the climate emergency declaration proposal put forward by Councillor Jackie Hook.  “We really didn’t think it would pass, but it did,…