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Local sustainability initiatives
Please see our local pages via the Devon category, where of course you can share any more information you may have about local sustainability initiatives.
Initiatives by topic
Community currencies activism
Education for sustainability
Plastic bag ban: In April 2007 local traders in Modbury, Devon declared that for environmental reasons, they would no longer give customers plastic bags. This initiative led to other communities across the UK pursuing similar enterprises. 
Rising temperatures have led to Devon becoming the first place in modern Britain to cultivate olives commercially. 
Neighbourhood Health Watch, connecting trusted community support for health
Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle
Trees, woodland and forest
Broadhempston Community Woodland, located in Teignbridge, South Devon.
News and comment
Tree Trail aims to highlight village’s unique species, Jul 18 
Devon County Council wins public sector sustainability award, Dec 7 
Electric bike scheme first to be launched in the UK, Oct 13 
Landmatters eco-community in Devon wins fight to remain, Jul 27 
Exeter cycle network approved, Jun 12 
Calling all rural pubs in Devon for diversification, September 29 
How does the Exeter Pound build fairness? September 25 
Exeter Pound launched with plea to support city's independent businesses, September 1 
August 11 - 14 Off Grid Festival
February 23 - April 3 Save Stewart Wood, Wray Valley
Local communities in Devon