Tag: carbon emissions

  • 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 with the Arts Climate Festival

    ACT with the Arts Climate Festival

    Action on Climate in Teignbridge (ACT) is to hold its first Act with the Arts Climate Festival in 2024. ACT is inviting writers, poets, musicians, dancers, artists, actors, schools, and local community groups to join in creating events that engage, excite, illuminate, and explain what our changing climate means for people in the district and…

  • 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 capture and storage: fact or fantasy?

    Carbon capture and storage: fact or fantasy?

    The UK government has committed to a big expansion of carbon capture and storage (CCS), along with plans for more oil and gas drilling in the North Sea. Using CCS is a prerequisite of expanding fossil fuel extraction if the UK is to stick to its target of reaching net zero by 2050.  The government…

  • 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…

  • Cutting carbon emissions: a new district-wide climate project

    Cutting carbon emissions: a new district-wide climate project

    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…

  • Plant that tree, but make sure it’s the right tree in the right place

    Tree planting is fast becoming a national mania as research shows that trees are a key ally in our efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Planting without due care and attention won’t get us far though. It is all about planting the right tree in the right place for the right reasons. This was a mantra…