Public Engagement

The role of the ACT Public Engagement Group is to support, help and encourage the widest possible participation by all members of the public, town and parish councils and community groups in Teignbridge in our shared enterprise of tackling the climate and ecological emergency.

In order to do this our current and planned activities include: running the ACT website; producing the ACT newsletter; using all forms of media including social, print and broadcast; running and attending public meetings; supporting town and parish councils; encouraging lobbying and working with schools.

We are a small active group but would welcome further support, particularly if you have skills in communications and the time and energy to take on a leading role in one of the above areas.

If you are interested or want to request support please contact us.


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…
Stories and Water Quality at Christow Village Hall ACT’s Storytelling Event on 24th June, attended by around 40 ACT members, was quite a change from typical ACT events, which focus on the facts and figures of climate science and carbon emissions. Many people can’t or won’t engage with the science so we wanted to find other ways of… Read More…
ACT experience filled me with hope I have just completed a summer placement with ACT and my experience has filled me with hope, writes Finlay Heppell. It was a great learning opportunity for me and I met many knowledgeable and passionate people who all share the same goal of tackling the climate crisis in Teignbridge. Finlay… Read More…
July 2022 Newsletter Here is our July newsletter.  Topics covered: The HeatwaveACT gathering of members, families & friends – 1 OctoberParliamentary climate change briefingACT Carbon CuttersTeignbridge District Council’s Carbon Action PlanUK’s Net Zero Strategy deemed unlawfulGovernment releases “Jet Zero” strategyCarbon Dioxide Removals (update)Progress, or not, on NatureOther stuff Please feel free to send us any feedback… Read More…
April 2022 Newsletter Hi Everyone Here is our April newsletter.  It’s created as a Google document so please let us know if you have any difficulties accessing or reading it and, if you’d rather have a PDF version,  please use the File menu to download one. Topics covered: Calling all Carbon CuttersAm I doing enough about… Read More…
Am I doing enough about climate change? I counted at least 10 articles on climate change in one recent edition of the local paper, writes Amanda Cole. And that was without including those that referred to climate change within a wider piece. This suggests we really don’t need any more information about climate change and the devastating… Read More…
New carbon cutting project Action on Climate in Teignbridge (ACT) has started a new community-based carbon cutting project designed to promote activities within Teignbridge that can actively help people to reduce their carbon footprint. ACT has appointed Peta Howell to coordinate this project and recruit volunteer Carbon Cutters, as well as collaborate with other… Read More…
February 2022 Newsletter Hello Everyone Here is our February Newsletter covering the following topics: Cutting carbon emissions: a new district-wide climate project. Liaison meeting presentations. Environmental & social health v Economic development. The Home Energy Saving Forum – Sustainable Dawlish event. Keeping the public informed and/or confused. Did you know? (hopefully not). Please feel free… Read More…
December 2021 Newsletter Here is our last Newsletter of 2021 covering the following topics: COP26. Teignbridge District Council’s consultation on renewable energy. Beach Labyrinth. Don’t Look Up – the Netflix movie. ACT Wildlife Wardens. House of commons – Wellbeing Economy debate. Teignbridge Newsletters. With much fear, anxiety and frustration about it’s important to… Read More…
October 2021 Newsletter Here is this month’s Newsletter dominated by two COPs, ie one more than you’ll see in the news. These and other topics covered are: Devon-wide Retrofit survey. COP26 is almost upon us. The Convention on Biological Diversity and COP15. A joint approach to Climate & Ecology. The Devon Climate Assembly Report. ACT Wildlife… Read More…