2021


26th September 2021

Great Big Green Week

The Great Big Green Week will take place 18 - 26 September 2021, and will be the largest event for climate and nature ever seen in the UK. Thousands of events will celebrate how communities are taking action to tackle climate change and protect green spaces, and encourage others to get involved too ...


3rd May 2021

U.S. Climate Change Summit

What can we extract from the recent Climate Change Summit hosted on online by America? What happened? Day one, after a quick flurry of countries making some greater commitments to reducing their emissions, the press has since gone quiet. Day 2 of the summit, the day business leaders and others joi ...


23rd March 2021

Meanwhile, other news on the climate emergency...

Two influential parliamentary committees have this month published utterly damning reports on the government's lack of progress or plans to tackle climate change. It is worth noting that both of these committees have conservative majorities, so cannot be regarded as hostile to the government. Neith ...


18th March 2021

Climate emergency and Mel Stride

You may remember that Core Group wrote to our MP, Mel Stride, a while back seeking a meeting with him to discuss our concerns about climate change. This also took the form of an open letter in the Courier. We have now received a reply, as below. The opportunity to get involved which Mel refers to ...


14th February 2021

Devon Carbon Plan: consultation

Your Core Group has dutifully girded its collective loins(?) and recently completed the extended version of the consultation process for the DCP. We felt that as an organisation with a significant local membership, it is important for us to show our support. We have also volunteered to take a gove ...


20th January 2021

Devon Carbon Plan: consultation

The Devon Climate Emergency Project has produced its draft Devon Carbon Plan, which is now out for consultation. There are two options, a 10 minute survey, or a more detailed 45 minute survey. Whether you are chasing your tail through the current lockdown, juggling work/life/family commitments, or ...


19th January 2021

Website host plants trees

We are pleased to note that Cloudabove, the company which hosts our website, has funded the planting 25,000 trees in the past year. Hats off to them! Everything is connected. ...


19th January 2021

Request for meeting with Mel Stride

In common with several other interested local people, we have been trying for some time to obtain a meeting with our MP, Mel Stride, to discuss our concerns about climate change. Thus far we have been unsuccessful. We appreciate the practical difficulties arising from Covid restrictions, but feel s ...