Dartmouth, Devon. Attribution: Arpingstone
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Location Devon, South West England
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Bioregioning[edit | edit source]

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

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Community resources[edit | edit source]

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The Torbay Way
Authors: Torbay Community Development Trust, Mar 22, 2022

Visions[edit | edit source]

Climate action[edit | edit source]

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Welcome to Devon Climate Emergency
Authors: Devon Climate Emergency, Nov 1, 2021
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Devon Climate Emergency
Authors: Devon Climate Emergency, Sep 16, 2020

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.[2] - Wembury Marine Centre

Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]

Broadhempston Community Woodland, located in Teignbridge, South Devon.

Community currencies activism[edit | edit source]

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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]

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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.[3]

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Rising temperatures have led to Devon becoming the first place in modern Britain to cultivate olives commercially.[4]

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]

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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]

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Hello Summer, Buckfastleigh 2021
Authors: Be Buckfastleigh TV, Dec 2, 2021
  • Be Buckfastleigh, make good things happen. Community project aiming to address health, social and economic inequalities. added 16:28, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Exeter Community Initiatives, charity working in Exeter and across Devon, helping people facing poverty, inequality and homelessness to get their lives back on track by involving them in community projects to improve their mental, emotional and physical wellbeing, increase their sense of belonging and provide skills to help them succeed in life. added 13:29, 12 November 2021 (UTC)

Towards sustainable economies[edit | edit source]

  • Local Spark Torbay, Community Supported Enterprise CIC, added 17:35, 9 August 2022 (UTC)
  • 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]

Organisations working with communities[edit | edit source]

Citizens data inititiative[edit | edit source]

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Introducing the Devon Doughnut
Authors: 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)

Past events[edit | edit source]

2016

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August 11 - 14 Off Grid Festival

February 23 - April 3 Save Stewart Wood, Wray Valley

About Devon[edit | edit source]

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Devon ( DEV-ən; historically also known as Devonshire -⁠sheer, -⁠shər) is a ceremonial county in South West England. It is bordered by the Bristol Channel to the north, Somerset and Dorset to the east, the English Channel to the south, and Cornwall to the west. The city of Plymouth is the largest settlement, and the city of Exeter is the county town.

The county has an area of 2,590 sq mi (6,700 km2) and a population of 1,194,166. The largest settlements after Plymouth (264,695) are the city of Exeter (130,709) and the seaside resorts of Torquay and Paignton, which have a combined population of 115,410. They all are located along the south coast, which is the most populous part of the county; Barnstaple (46,619) and Tiverton (22,291) are the largest towns in the north and centre respectively. For local government purposes Devon comprises a non-metropolitan county, with eight districts, and two unitary authority areas: Plymouth and Torbay.

Near you[edit | edit source]

Plymouth - Totnes

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External links[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Devon

References[edit | edit source]

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Keywords english county
Authors Phil Green
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Language English (en)
Related 0 subpages, 7 pages link here
Aliases Devon
Impact 880 page views
Created May 28, 2014 by Phil Green
Modified November 25, 2023 by Phil Green
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