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.
On Saturday 23rd November 2019 at Tavistock’s Butchers Hall. Come and talk to us at our stall (near the cafe area) between 10am and 3pm, and join in a discussion on sustainable travel we’re leading in the cafe at 11am.
Our partners Tamar Energy Community have assembled a rich mix of other stalls and will be showcasing their varied local projects on saving and generating energy. Details here.
Over the past year we’ve been highlighting sustainable transport as important for clean air, healthy living and the climate at our regular events and stalls. We have started a Transition Tavistock working group to bring together people interested in promoting this.
If you think it should be easier for us to choose to walk, cycle, use public transport or run a car that doesn’t pollute, get involved.
Next meeting Thursday 5th March 2020 at 7.30pm in the Anchorage Centre. More information on what we’re working on and how you can help here.
We’re at Eco Fest Tavi in the Meadows on Saturday 20th July, 11am to 4pm. Do call in to our stall. The link to the event website is; https://www.ecofesttavi.co.uk/
We will be focusing on local sustainable transport. Please call in and see us!
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/