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!
at 19.30 for 20.00 start
featuring local bands:
Parting Gesture- an 8 person acappella group
The Glorious Rascals
playing an eclectic mix of feel-good folk and modern blues
£5 on the door
Forde Hall Social Club, Brunel Rd Newton Abbot TQ12 4AG
Plenty of parking at the venue or on the road.
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join CAG Devon and Teign Estuary Transition for an afternoon all about compost.
An afternoon of practical learning about how to make great compost and build a compost system from waste pallets.
12 – 4.30 Sunday 21st October in the Community Garden, Walled Garden, Eastcliff Park, Teignmouth. Free entry.
For details and to book contact Mel on 07725 760081.
We’re meeting at our usual place at TAAG, Northumberland Place, Teignmouth at 7.30 pm. Anyone who would like to come along to hear what we’re doing or offer ideas of what you’d like to do is welcome.