Tag: climate emergency

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • COP26: Mission accomplished?

    COP26: Mission accomplished?

    There are differing opinions on whether Cop26, the climate conference held in Glasgow last month, was a success or failure. There was progress on some areas and an agreement was signed, but there is little expectation the governments that signed it will take the action necessary to keep global warming to 1.5C. Jessie Stevens, the…

  • Local teenager on a mission to COP26

    Local teenager on a mission to COP26

    Newton Abbot resident Jessie Stevens is heading to Glasgow for the COP26 summit in November, and plans to pedal the whole 570 miles! She will be cycling under the banner of the People Pedal Power mission she has created. This aims to inspire people (particularly young people) to join her on her journey and deliver…

  • Could you be a parish Wildlife Warden?

    Could you be a parish Wildlife Warden?

    The ACT Ecology Group is looking for parish-based, volunteer Wildlife Wardens, writes Audrey Compton. They are needed to help support, protect and increase our district’s wildlife and improve its chances of surviving the ecological and climate emergencies we face. Wildlife Wardens need to love wildlife but don’t need specialist knowledge, we will provide training. Having…