Welcome to Transition Newton Abbot!
Tuesday March 1st: TNA BOOK GROUP MEETING at 8pm in Newton Abbot. In response to the issues about hill farning made by George Monbiot in our last book ‘FERAL’, we have decided to read Anton Coaker’s collection of musings about the life of a Dartmoor hill farmer (see Book Group page for more details).
Transition 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 us.
Teign Energy Communities (TECs) www.teignenergycommunities.co.uk
Putting Energy into the Community
Our first collaboration is with Teign School. Our very first community-owned installation will be going in on FEB 12th 2016. HURRAY! It really is something to celebrate , CHEERS!
TECs Support Forum is made up of local people with a range of skills . We are very keen to support TECs , it’s always good to have more people invovled. There is scope for web-site data entry, managing the newsletter and database, press releases and flyers, making contacts on behalf of TECs, organsing events and much more.
We want everyone in our local area to become more aware and engaged with 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?
The Tecs website is up and running please go to www.teignenergycommunities.co.uk and have a look . Feedback always welcome.
Our first collaboration is with Teign School. Our very first community-owned installation will be going in on FEB 12th 2016. HURRAY! It really is something to celebrate .
For more information go to Community Energy under the main ENERGY tab or click here.