For regular news of events, opportunities and inspiration for action for climate and nature in Tavistock and the surrounding area. Sign up now. A summary of our events, with links to details and booking, is on the Events page.
From Tavistock’s Neighbourhood Development Plan to national policies on climate change: we do have a voice as citizens. At the time of posting it seems to be consultation season! On this page we signpost a selection of current ones, updated on a rolling basis. The answers have to be analysed and taken into account – so supportive as well as critical comments matter. Lets use our freedom to speak up.
For opportunities to meet up, share ideas, and get involved see our Events summary, which links to in-person and online events we organise. Ideas for more? Get in touch to discuss.
In consultation with Learn Devon we have decided to postpone the workshop about how to engage people in responding to climate change, previously announced for 8th December. We hope to reschedule this in 2022. Meanwhile we will signpost relevant resources on our Climate Matters page.
We’ve got a stall at two great events which showcase local organisations working for the health of people and planet. Drop in to find out more about what we do and how you can be involved.
We’re joining other groups in West Devon for activities in this national week drawing attention to why climate change and nature loss matter and what we can do. Summary of Tavistock events in the poster below. More events, details and booking links here.
AGM and COP26
Our Annual General Meeting, with a difference, will take place on the 11th September 2-4pm in the Lower Deck, United Reform Church, Russell St. As part of the Great Big Green Week events (18th – 26th) and COP26 we will be making moths.
As a unifying theme for Great Big Green Week in the Tamar Valley and West Devon, Art & Energy Collective, supported by Tamar Energy Community, invite groups to join in their inspiring Moths to a Flame project. This involves hosting moth-making events or mini-installations where people can hang moths they’ve made (from milk bottles – instructions here), before or during the week. The installations will be collected in plenty of time to be taken to Glasgow for a mass participation artwork of 20,000 moths, with messages to the COP26 climate summit, recorded by people making the moths.
All you need are, plastic milk bottles, scissors, and a marker pen..
Please come and join us to catch up and make moths.
The Devon Climate Emergency partnership has come up with lots of ideas – use their survey (by15th Feb) to show which you support.
Our Zoom event on 27th January covered an introduction – as we see it – to how the plan and consultation work, and some of the themes it covers. More detail on our Climate Matters page. Since then a poster summarising the plan in 8 points has been released.
Our Travel Action Group has been unable to hold meetings in recent months due to coronavirus restrictions, but we have been keeping in touch in other ways. We’ve contributed to a round table on active travel. See the Travel section of our website for more about our activities and ways to get involved.