Tag: ACT

  • ACT Newsletter February 2024

    ACT Newsletter February 2024

    Welcome to the first ACT Newsletter of 2024. We have a busy year ahead, with much of our attention focused on the ACT with the Arts Climate Festival planned for June this year. With the likelihood of a general election some time this year, we will also be taking a close look at the climate…

  • 4Fs Newsletter November 2023

    4Fs Newsletter November 2023

    Meeting at Shillingford Organics Owner Martyn Bragg showed us around his farm near Exeter where he grows fruit and vegetables for sale via veg boxes, at farmers markets and wholesale to local businesses. We had a look at the crops growing in the polytunnels and on the fields. We learned about the business model in…

  • ACT Newsletter November 2023

    ACT Newsletter November 2023

    Welcome to the ACT newsletter for November, with lots of information about what we’ve been doing and what’s coming up. There is an update on the new ACT with Art group, news of Teignbridge District Council’s climate scorecard, ideas from ACT’s list of actions you can take to reduce your heating bills and carbon emissions,…

  • Why ACT is politically neutral

    Why ACT is politically neutral

    The ACT Carbon Cutters group had a discussion recently about ACT’s political orientation. ACT clearly wants the government, as well as local councils and individuals, to take action on the climate and ecological emergency, and some political parties are more in tune with that than others. So the question raised was why we shouldn’t ally…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • ACT Newsletter February 2023

    ACT Newsletter February 2023

    Welcome! It’s been a while since we updated you on ACT’s activities. That’s because we’ve been busy running our existing projects and setting up new ones. We’re sure there’s lots more we could do with your help, and we’re compiling a list of the skills, roles and support we need to take on even more…

  • 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,…