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Free Open Meeting to Explore Emergency Climate Issues: Sat 12th October

A Teignmouth Community Networking Event on

Saturday 12th October: 10.30 am – 1.00pm

Teign Heritage Centre
29 French St.
Teignmouth TQ14 8ST

 

EVERYONE WELCOME – Tickets available from Eventbrite.co.uk

or call Jackie on 07917 428680

Programme:

Refreshments
Welcome – Jackie Jackson

THE BIG PICTURE – Climate Change – Why is it an Emergency?
Speaker – Dr Stephen Aves, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology, Exeter University

THE LOCAL PICTURE – What exists locally, and what is Permaculture offering?
Speaker – Roxy Piper, Permaculture Association

A YOUNG PERSON’S VIEW (TBC)

THE BUSINESS VIEW – What can local businesses do?
Speaker- Tim Bouget, Owner/Chef, Café Ode, Shaldon

THE PERSONAL PICTURE – What can we personally do about it and can we make a difference?
Speaker – Audrey Compton, Bovey Climate Action

Afterwards: Ideas Boards – time to network, talk, collect ideas for a “Round Up” with Audrey, Steve, Jackie and Roxy

Create a new Teignmouth Community Working Group to liaise with and challenge local government action groups, or make personal pledges to inspire.

More information wanted? Get in touch with Jackie Jackson,

jjjaxon@hotmail.co.uk 07917428680

Climate Change: Heading for Extinction

Event by Extinction Rebellion, Exeter at the Alice Cross Centre, Teignmouth

As you know Teignbridge have passed a motion to be Carbon Neutral by 2025.  This will clearly effect us all.

At the meeting, Extinction Rebellion will talk about the climate and ecological emergency we face and what we can do about it.  There will also be a wildlife expert who will talk about what we as individuals can do to help.

Alice Cross Centre on July 26 from 7 to 9

This is a free event although we will be asking for donations for expenses.  Some refreshments will be provided.

Councils declaring climate emergency: new hope for climate action?

Scientists make it clear – we’re facing a climate emergency

On 8th October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a vital report on the state of climate science. They warned that if the planet warmed by 1.5C there would be some devastating consequences, such as the loss of most coral reefs, and increased extreme weather such as heatwaves and floods. Yet the consequences of allowing 2C warming would be truly catastrophic. Given that the planet is currently heading for 3-4C warming, keeping to 1.5C requires a radical shift across across energy, land, industrial, urban and other systems to reduce emissions, unprecedented in history for its speed.

On 29th October, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, set out his budget. It did not mention climate change.

Local councils setting targets for going zero carbon

In November, the councils of two major cities, Bristol and Manchester, passed motions declaring a ‘climate emergency’ and setting targets aiming to be carbon neutral by 2030 and 2038 respectively. Since then, there has been a wave of Climate Emergency declarations by councils across the UK Climate Emergency website)

Teignbridge are debating this essential motion on Thursday 18 April at 9.30. at Forde House Newton Abbot.

Please come and join us!

What About Water? – Earth Hour 2019

What About Water?

An arts and science exhibition including a week of events in response to
Earth Hour 2019

See local rock-pool inhabitants, a melting ice sculpture, water clock, water inspired art, water in all its forms …

Saturday 30th March to Friday 6th April 2019
@TAAG Arts and Community Centre
4-5 Northumberland Place, Teignmouth, TQ14 8DD

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organised by WWF uniting people to protect the planet. Earth Hour 2019 falls on Saturday 30th March.

Pre-exhibition events

FREE water themed creative arts workshops, open to all on the following dates:

Thursday 7th March 3pm – 5pm
Saturday 16th March 1pm – 3pm
Thursday 21st March 3pm – 5pm
Saturday 23rd March 1pm – 3pm

Exhibits and art pieces created in these workshops will be featured in the exhibition.

All sessions are FREE and All are Welcome.
Workshops will be held at:
TAAG Arts and Community Centre

Events on the day

Saturday 30th March

6.30pm Exhibition Opening
Enjoy a glass of wine and meet the Science Buskers
@TAAG

7pm Exhibition Tour
Navigate through and enjoy the exhibition with a glass of wine

7.45pm Candle lit supper
Bring a dish supper to enjoy by candlelight as the lights go out for Earth Hour and we celebrate the wonders of our planet and what we can do to preserve them.

For more information email: marylidgate@gmail.com

 

Pedal’n’Pulse – some photos

Some photos from the day. Do you have any we could add?

Earth Week 24 – 29 March

Topical Talks that Don’t Cost the Earth

Earth Hour is now the world’s largest grassroots environmental movement creating massive impact around the globe. Each year, hundreds of millions of people organise events – at home, and in their community to show they care about the future of our planet.

Three interesting evenings have been arranged by Teign Estuary Transition to develop the Earth Hour Theme, following the Pedal and Pulse events on Saturday 24th March.

The venue is TAAG in Northumberland Place, Teignmouth, with a 7pm for 7.30pm start.

“Incredible Vegetables” is the title of the first talk on Monday 26th March. Mandy Barber is a perennial vegetable enthusiast, and she and her partner Julian Skinner run an organic nursery near Ashburton growing perennial vegetables and unusual edible plants. There will also be plants or seeds for sale.

“Mercury’s Rising! Weather we like it or not” follows on Tuesday evening 27th March, with speaker Dr Michelle McCrystal from the University of Exeter. She wants to talk about all things climate, how it has changed in our lifetime, and what we can actually do about it.

Ethical investing is the theme of the third evening on Thursday 29th March. Paul Pizzala’s background is investment with sustainability expertise, working for a variety of wealth management companies, most recently for WHEB Asset Management. Antony is our local environmental communicator, founder of CarbonSense and currently CEO of Real World Visuals, whose speciality is developing images and stories that make sense of the data collected about our world. Antony and Paul promise an interactive discussion on investing and their personal reflections.

TAAG is also hosting ‘Bikes’ An Exhibition of Art, reflecting this year’s Earth Hour theme in Teignmouth.

Suggested entry is £2 for each evening, to cover speakers’ and TAAG’s expenses.

More information – Mike Rickard 07877 797271