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Sustainability initiatives[edit]

Local sustainability initiatives[edit]

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[edit]

Biodiversity[edit]

Devon Wildlife Trust is aided by around 800 registered volunteers which help with running 12 local groups and habitat management work on the charity's nature reserves. [1] - Wembury Marine Centre

Climate action[edit]

Dartmoor Circle - Bovey Climate Action

Community currencies activism[edit]

Exeter Pound

Community energy[edit]

exeter community energy - Plymouth Energy Community

Education for sustainability[edit]

Embercombe - Growing Devon Schools - Okehampton College, Energy Efficiency

Ethical consumerism[edit]

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. [2]

Food activism[edit]

Rising temperatures have led to Devon becoming the first place in modern Britain to cultivate olives commercially. [3]

Diggin it! organic gardening project in Plymouth - Barnstaple Pannier Market - Bovey Community Garden - Food Plymouth, city-wide food partnership which works to support the aims of the Plymouth Food Charter and Sustainable Food City Plymouth Action Plan, promoting a vibrant and resilient local food economy for a more healthy and sustainable city [4] - Home Grown Community Owned - Landmatters Co-operative Permaculture Project - Real Food Store, Exeter's first community owned food store

Health[edit]

Neighbourhood Health Watch, connecting trusted community support for health

Localism[edit]

Open spaces[edit]

Parks, nature and green spaces, information from Plymouth City Council

Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit]

Devon Community Composting Network - Devon Community Recycling Network - Proper Job, Chagford - Recycle Devon

Rural sustainability[edit]

Community Council of Devon

Social inclusion[edit]

Trees, woodland and forest[edit]

Broadhempston Community Woodland, located in Teignbridge, South Devon.

News and comment[edit]

2107

Tree Trail aims to highlight village’s unique species, Jul 18 [5]

2016

Devon County Council wins public sector sustainability award, Dec 7 [6]

Electric bike scheme first to be launched in the UK, Oct 13 [7]

Landmatters eco-community in Devon wins fight to remain, Jul 27 [8]

Exeter cycle network approved, Jun 12 [9]

2015

Calling all rural pubs in Devon for diversification, September 29 [10]

How does the Exeter Pound build fairness? September 25 [11]

Exeter Pound launched with plea to support city's independent businesses, September 1 [12]

Events[edit]

2016

August 11 - 14 Off Grid Festival

February 23 - April 3 Save Stewart Wood, Wray Valley

2014

June 10 -14 Plymouth Big Food Event

Resources[edit]

Maps[edit]

Plymouth Good Food Map

Local communities in Devon[edit]

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Devon

External links[edit]


References

This page includes Creative Commons Licensed content from the Sustainable community action wiki on Wikia.
The list of authors can be seen in the history, link via drop down menu at top left of page.

  1. wikipedia:Devon Wildlife Trust
  2. wikipedia:Modbury#Plastic bag ban
  3. wikipedia:Devon#Ecology
  4. foodplymouth.org
  5. totnes-today.co.uk
  6. creditoncouriernewspaper.co.uk
  7. BBC News
  8. BBC News
  9. The Exeter Daily
  10. pubisthehub.org.uk
  11. Transition Network
  12. Exeter Express and Echo


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