Dartmouth, Devon. Attribution: Arpingstone
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Location Devon, South West England
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Keywords English county
Authors Phil Green
Published 2014
License CC BY-SA 4.0
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Climate action[edit | edit source]

Devon Climate Emergency
Author: Devon Climate Emergency, Sep 16, 2020

see also: List of climate assemblies#Devon

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

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

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

  • Torridge Common Ground, non-party-political platform that puts the shared values and practical vision of the community at the heart of local governance, empowering communities across Torridge to transform their local economies and wellbeing for the benefit of all

Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]

Broadhempston Community Woodland, located in Teignbridge, South Devon.

Community currencies activism[edit | edit source]

Exeter Pound

Community energy[edit | edit source]

  • Teign Energy Communities, "Our vision: To achieve the widest possible community engagement with energy use and energy generation. We want people in the local area to become more aware of, and engaged with their use of energy, so that energy becomes as familiar as money." added 14:36, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
  • exeter community energy

Education for sustainability[edit | edit source]

Embercombe - Growing Devon Schools - Okehampton College, Energy Efficiency

Ethical consumerism[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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

Barnstaple Pannier Market - Bovey Community Garden - Home Grown Community Owned - Landmatters Co-operative Permaculture Project - Real Food Store, Exeter's first community owned food store

Health and wellbeing[edit | edit source]

Neighbourhood Health Watch, connecting trusted community support for health

Localism[edit | edit source]

Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit | edit source]

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

Rural sustainability[edit | edit source]

Community Council of Devon

Social inclusion[edit | edit source]

  • Be Buckfastleigh, make good things happen. Community project aiming to address health, social and economic inequalities. added 16:28, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

Towards sustainable economies[edit | edit source]

  • Devon Doughnut, Exploring Doughnut Economics in Devon, added 09:55, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
  • New Prosperity Devon, Towards secure livelihoods and wellbeing for all, added 16:58, 7 May 2020 (UTC)

Resources[edit | edit source]

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Visions[edit | edit source]

Learning[edit | edit source]

Bioregional Learning Journey 2019
Author: Bioregional TV, Feb 7, 2020

Community resources[edit | edit source]

Citizens data inititiative[edit | edit source]

Introducing the Devon Doughnut
Author: Bioregional TV, Feb 25, 2021
  • Devon Doughnut, Collective asking, “Could a dashboard of some kind help to provide a picture of how Devon is faring ecologically and economically? Would this be useful to people living and working here? If so, how, and to do what?”. added 09:39, 8 October 2021 (UTC)

News and comment[edit | edit source]


Doughnuts are popular in Devon: Kate Raworth’s sustainable vision flourishes in the South West of England, Sep 15 [4]


New Government Proposals impose 1532 houses a year on Teignbridge, Summary of our concerns, Sep 22 [5]


Tree Trail aims to highlight village’s unique species, Jul 18 [6]


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

Electric bike scheme first to be launched in the UK, Oct 13 [8]

Landmatters eco-community in Devon wins fight to remain, Jul 27 [9]

Exeter cycle network approved, Jun 12 [10]


Calling all rural pubs in Devon for diversification, September 29 [11]

How does the Exeter Pound build fairness? September 25 [12]

Exeter Pound launched with plea to support city's independent businesses, September 1 [13]

Events[edit | edit source]


August 11 - 14 Off Grid Festival

February 23 - April 3 Save Stewart Wood, Wray Valley

Near you[edit | edit source]

Plymouth - Totnes

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External links[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Devon

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