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Communicating Climate Change

This is for anyone who wants to win hearts and minds for the changes we need to make to address climate change – whether in a community group, workplace or politics. It’s not about explaining science, but engaging people in the transition to a low carbon way of life. 

It will be free, at the Alexander Centre in Tavistock, and on three Monday evenings in June: 10th, 17th & 24th. Poster attached, and link to details and online booking here https://www.learndevon.co.uk/course-details/course/WB8607/

Plastics: What can we do? and 2018 AGM Tues 13th Nov.

To take place in Local Matters at 7:30pm we will have a brief AGM followed by a discussion about all things plastic. Sharing our experiences on reducing our consumption of plastic, including recycling and alternatives.

This replaces our usual informal get together on the second Tuesday of each month for Green Drinks, but we expect it to be just as relaxed and enjoyable. Please join us.

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Transition Tavistock – Moving Forward

 

Please join us in Local Matters on Sat. 18th Nov. 2017, at 14:00. We’d like to celebrate our achievements with you, and discuss how we can move forward together.

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The afternoon’s event will also include our AGM.

We’ll kick off with introductions and a review of the past year, and then the floor is yours.

The formal notice of our AGM is here. If you’d like to get involved in the coming year by helping shape and supporting our future; joining the Committee or volunteering, come along on Saturday or drop us an email to info@transitiontavistock.or.uk.

Download a flyer here.

We look forward to seeing you.

 

 

Transition Tavistock AGM – Sat 18th Nov 2017

Local Matters – 14:00 to 16:30: Transition Tavistock AGM: 2016/17 achievements and 2018 plans

Notice is hereby given of our Annual General Meeting to be held on 18th Nov 2017 at Local Matters, Elbow Lane, Tavistock. Commencing at 14:00 the AGM will be concluded by 16:30.The AGM agenda will include:

 

1.  Apologies                                   4.  Election of Committee Members
2.  Annual Report                          5.  Any Other Business
3.  Accounts                                    6.  Date of next AGM
Please get in touch if there are additional matters you would like to add to the agenda.

Nominations for Committee Members
The current committee must stand down at the AGM and may be re-nominated for the coming year.
The committee would like to receive nominations from anyone interested in participating in the Committee during 2017/2018.

Current Committee:

  • Kate Royston – Coordinator
  • Simon Earland – Treasurer
  • Tim Barnard – Secretary
  • Ian Daniels
  • Graham Reed

Return to details about main event on 18th Nov 2017

Invitation to a Displaced Persons event, Wednesday 27th September, 18:00 to 21:30

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About refugees, and a collaboration with Open Hearts, Open Boarders, from Poorna Gunasekera.

MegaReach is collaborating with Open Heart Open Borders to host an event focussed on Displaced Persons at the Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University. It will include a discussion featuring panellists who have appeared on BBC Exodus programme and TEDx talks.

There will also be a photographic exhibition in the foyer together with stalls from community organisations. We also hope to have free food stalls featuring dishes from around the world.

​The event will be on the evening of Wednesday 27th September 2017, at the Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University.

MegaReach: https://www.facebook.com/MegaReach.org/
Poorna’s contact email is <megareach.org@gmail.com>​

Powering the Night with Sunlight in Golberdon

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South Hill parish is just 17 minutes from Tavistock.

The Parish Hall in Golberdon village is the heart of all activities and needs money spent on it to keep it going. We aim to “Power the Night with Sunlight” … store the energy generated from the solar panels installed on the hall roof 2 years ago so it can be used when the sun isn’t shining. This will help with running costs and ensure the hall is sustainable for the future.

We have successfully been shortlisted for a M&S Energy grant and now need VOTES, LOTS of VOTES to win the funding. We’re asking all our neighbours and friends and their friends to vote starting on  Sept 4th through to Oct 20th 2017.

We hope with all our efforts and your votes we can make a real difference in our community.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR VOTING. We Need Friends.
Vote on-line visit www.south-hill.co.uk or http://www.mandsenergyfund.com/

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Local Energy Advice Programme (LEAP) provides residents with a free home visit

Tamar Energy Community and West Devon Borough Council are getting behind a new pilot project to help local residents save energy and money in their homes.

The Local Energy Advice Programme (LEAP) provides residents with a free home visit from a trained energy adviser who provides advice and support to make the home as energy efficient as possible.

More information here