This is the web site for Teign Estuary Transition: a local initiative to help communities around the Teign Estuary explore collaborative ways to move towards a low energy, sustainable future.
It has been started by an enthusiastic group of local people who are concerned about the twin challenges of diminishing oil and gas supplies, known as ‘Peak Oil’, and climate change. We believe that these challenges offer opportunities for a step-by-step ‘transition’ to a sustainable future.
Have a look at the About us page and other links in the menu at the top or in the left margin for further information about Teign Estuary Transition, our subgroups, and the Transition Movement.
You can see all our latest news below, or go to any of the categories under News in the left-hand margin for the latest information on specific activities.
This is the working title for a sparkling new musical to be written by poet Matt Harvey and composer Thomas Hewitt Jones. The plan is to weave a witty, warm-hearted tale of dreamers and do-ers addressing the practical, emotional and philosophical questions thrown up by climate change and oil dependency. The premiere of the final show is planned for July 2016 and then a license will be available for other groups to perform the show.
“We want to bring as many people into this project as possible, so crowdfunding was an obvious choice” said Chloe Uden who conceived the project.
“Over the past 10 years of working in the sustainable energy sector, I’ve seen how the arts can provide a space to deal with the emotional and human side of the story.”
Find out more and support their appeal on Kickstarter:
Teignbridge District Council are running their annual survey on parks and green spaces (including Eastcliff Park where we have our Community Garden).
If you want to take the opportunity to give your views – go to: http://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/liveconsultations
FREE Energy Saving Seminar
You are invited to a FREE fun seminar about energy saving at the TAAG Centre, 4/5 Northumberland Place, Teignmouth TQ14 8DD at 10 for 10:30am on Tuesday December 16th.
These seminars are organised by Advice Teignbridge in conjunction with the Citizens Advice Bureau and could save those attending money on their fuel bills this winter. By attending this seminar you will also help TRAIL raise funds for their next year’s TRAIL Sculpture event as they get £100 for their funds form organising the seminar.
If you are able to come along TAAG still have some room and you too could benefit from the advice.
You are welcome to just turn up on the morning but if you could let them know that you will be there it would help them to know how many are coming.
Just email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm.
Hope that you can come and support the event and TRAIL.
Advice Teignbridge can be contacted at www.adviceteignbridge.org. uk
This year’s Community Potato Bake will be in the Walled Garden, Eastcliff Park on Sunday 30th November, starting at midday.
A baked potato lunch will be £3 for adults and free for accompanied children. The potatoes have all been lovingly grown in the Teign EstuaryTransition Community Garden which forms part of the walled garden.
All money raised goes towards seeds and tools for ensure the ongoing care of the community garden. We will start gathering around the bonfire in the garden around midday to enjoy the potatoes baking on the fire. There will be singing with the community choir, storytelling and informal campfire singsongs. If you have an instrument, bring it along.
Plans to be unveiled for district heating in Exeter
There is a rare chance to get inside information on the work of the Exeter and East Devon Low Carbon Task Force (LCTF) – most notably plans for a centralised district heating system – next Tuesday 11th November.
The plans involve an integrated heating system that could pump heat directly into homes and businesses via a centralised network of pipes.
The LCTF’s chair John Rigby will give a presentation at an event organised by Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) at the Meeting Room of Stephens Scown Solicitors, Curzon House, Southernhay at 6:45. There’ll then be an open forum to explore the significance of these plans and how the community can work with the LCTF to address energy challenges at a local level.
Attendance is free and everyone is welcome. Tea, coffee and nibbles will be available.
Contact ECOE on email@example.com for more information or visit http://www.ecoe.org.uk/newsevents/ecoe-autumn-events/.
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The Soil Association are conducting a survey to determine how well different varieties of plant develop from seed in different areas. Details below:
How much growing success have you had with your seeds this year? Here at the Soil Association we are hoping to tap into your local knowledge to gather information on how different varieties of seeds perform in different parts of the country – our vision is to build an interactive map which will allow you to find the best seed varieties to grow in your area. I’ve put together an easy-to-use Seed Survey for amateur growers on our website, and we’d love it if you could take part and feedback on the highs and lows of your growing this year. Take a look and complete the survey here.