Who we are

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.

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Climate Week is this week

Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future.

Culminating in a week of activities, it showcases practical solutions from every sector of society.

Each year, half a million people attend 3,000 events in Britain’s biggest ever environmental occasion.

http://www.climateweek.com/

Transition Town: The Musical!

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:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/862794604/transition-town-the-musical

Parks and Green Spaces survey 2014

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 at TAAG – Tues 16th 10am

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 info@teignmoutharts.org to confirm.

Many thanks

Hope that you can come and support the event and TRAIL.

Advice Teignbridge can be contacted at www.adviceteignbridge.org. uk

Community Potato Bake, Eastcliff Park: Sun 30th Nov from midday

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.

Centralised heating for Exeter

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 info@ecoe.org.uk for more information or visit http://www.ecoe.org.uk/newsevents/ecoe-autumn-events/.

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