Transition Newton Abbot

TNA logoTransition Newton Abbot has emerged from the energy and enthusiasm of people living, working and caring about the environment and community of the town and surrounding area of Newton Abbot.

Starting from deep concerns around the issues of Peak Oil and Climate Change, the Group is setting up projects in our own locality. We are part of a worldwide movement of over 453 official initiatives plus 377 places mulling it over (Mullers) in 34 countries (set up since 2006!) and the movement is still growing.

At the same time, our group is growing rapidly and the more people we have to help, the more we can achieve.

Transition Newton Abbot is about practical action. It is about local people caring for their own environment and getting out there and doing something about it. The problems created by Climate Change and Peak Oil are real and are happening. Transition is about positive action and doing things in our own locality that make a difference.

Some of this work is practical, such as the community garden, some is about relaying the message, such as the events. For more details contact  Postie@TransitionNewtonAbbot.org.uk

Teign Energy Communities (TECs)

The first Community Energy Support Forum meeting at The Avenue Church (tbc) was attended by members of TNA. We are very keen to support TECs but we would love more people to come and join us. Here we are waiting for you The Team : David, Jackie and me, Helen (I’m taking the photo)TECs support forum june 10 2015Our first pilot communty energy project will be SOLAR PV on the sports hall at Teign Academy, Kingsteignton. If you are a student , parent, or a member of staff  at TEIGN ACADEMY please do get in touch. We are looking for ENERGY CHAMPIONS in YOUR school. Postie@TransitionNewtonAbbot.org.uk

 What do we want to achieve?

We want everyone in our local area to become more aware and engaged in their use of energy, so energy becomes as familiar to people as money. If you share our vision and would like to get invovled then please click below for more detailed info on the initaitive. There is a list of areas where we need people plus specific skills and expertise we would welcome

How are we doing so far?

We are well into phase one and are pleased to have joined forces with some great organisations in the local area i.e. TEIGN HOUSING; TEMPLER ACADEMY SCHOOLS TRUST; THE AVENUE CHURCH. We also have support from Teignbridge District Council in this phase. We’ve been very pleasantly surprised by the speed of developments

We also benefit from a 3 year support programme from RegenSW .IMG_20140921_110143662

What next?

Setting up TECs Community Benefit Society (CBS)

First pilot project at TEIGN ACADEMY , Kingsteignton

Writing a tender to deliver phase 2 (site appraisal/selection and raising funds for capital expenditure).

Applying for a larger grant of £20,000 from the Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF)

For more information go to Community Energy under the main ENERGY tab or click here.

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BOOK GROUP – NEXT MEETING on Tuesday July 7th 8PM we will be discussing

The Biochar Solution by Albert Bates

Conventional agriculture destroys our soils, pollutes our water and is a major contributor to climate change. What if our agricultural practices could stabilize, or even reverse these trends?

The Biochar Solution explores the dual function of biochar as a carbon-negative energy source and a potent soil-builder. Created by burning biomass in the absence of oxygen, this material has the unique ability to hold carbon back from the atmosphere while simultaneously enhancing soil fertility. Author Albert Bates traces the evolution of this extraordinary substance from the ancient black soils of the Amazon to its reappearance as a modern carbon sequestration strategy.

See our previous reads by going to the Book Group page. Everyone is welcome. Postie@TransitionNewtonAbbot.org.uk

 

NTT – Newton Transition Together

still available in 2014 and still very relevant with energy bills rising despite interventions from the government!

Come together

Cut your household costs

Cut your carbon emissions

Make a New Year Resolution to reduce your carbon footprint with a little help from your friends

The aim of the NTT programme is to become more aware of the areas in your own house where consumption is the greatest and decide what you want to tackle. 

You delve into your household’s habits in  SIX key areas :

Electricity, Heating, Water, Food, Transport and Waste .  You will find that reducing your carbon footprint can be fun as well as useful to the household purse.  

You won’t be doing this alone. The programme brings together different households to discuss areas to be tackled and to share successes and challenges. 4-5 households is ideal. You take it in turns to host your meetings.
NTT- Newton Transition Together is here.
Come and join us.
It’s FREE and now includes a FREE HOME ENERGY ASSESSMENT
We are happy to organise an info session for you and some friends so for more info contact us at postie@transitionnewtonabbot.org.uk

 

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