The Zero Carbon Group is a working Group of Sustainable South Brent set up in May 2019.

Its aims are to engage, inform and inspire action towards a zero carbon future in South Brent and its meetings are open to anyone.

Its current programme of activities includes:

  • Delivery of the Climate Fair on 18 April 2020;
  • A Cutting Carbon Workshop programme from May 2020 onward;
  • A Community skillshare from May 2020 onward;
  • Supporting the establishment of a proposed electric car club.

If you would like to be part of the group or just want to be on the mailing list contact Jeremy Sabel –mailto:jeremysabel@gmail.com.

The Zero Carbon Group was set up by SSB to find practical ways of reducing our carbon footprint as individuals and as a community. The group is exploring ways of working differently to reach a wider audience.

Prompted by SSB, South Brent Parish Council declared an ‘Climate and Ecological Emergency’ on 20 May 2019 and will work with the SSB ‘Zero Carbon South Brent’ sub-group to pursue further local measures/projects that help to reduce the carbon footprint of the parish. This will move the parish towards the fulfilment of some of the aims in the ‘Parish Plan 2016+’. Refer to the plan on the Parish Council website for more detail, but the overall aims in this respect were that

“The community will take steps to sustain itself, socially and economically and with opportunities for all who wish to make their lives here. This will include affordable and environmentally friendly homes to enable families and individuals with low to moderate incomes to continue to live and work within South Brent. It is also about our broader impact on the environment, which in turn impacts on us, economically and socially. We will play our part in the global efforts to mitigate climate change and resource scarcity, in ways that are compatible with the need to maintain and improve the quality of life in the community for all. We will therefore include locally produced energy solutions such as hydro, wind and other renewables, encourage more domestic recycling and in so doing strengthening the local community and protecting the long term economic, social and environmental health of the village.” and “Work to assess the Parish’s carbon footprint and identify and incentivise a programme to reduce it to an agreed series of targets compatible with UK goals and the need to achieve sustainability across the community.”

The South Brent Climate and Ecological Emergency Declaration can be seen on the Parish Council website: www.southbrent.gov.uk/

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March 2020

‘What’s 1 Degree to Me?’ Shadow puppetry workshop

14 March @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Meadowbrook Community Centre, Dartington South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

Saturday 14 March 2020: ‘What’s 1 Degree to Me?’ Shadow puppetry workshop from 10.30am-4pm in Meadowbrook Community Centre, Dartington. This free, fun, informative, creative workshop led by Kate Stubbs from Light Bulb Fantastic, is for adults and children to learn what climate change is, its causes, effects and what we can try to do about it and explore misconceptions that participants may have about global warming. Participants will create their own shadow puppets and shadow puppetry scenes in small teams,…

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South Brent Climate and Ecological Emergency Advisory Group

19 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Old School Community Centre, South Brent, TQ10 9BP
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom
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Thursday 19 March 2020: (postponed from 27 February) The second meeting of the South Brent Climate and Ecological Emergency Advisory Group at 7.30pm in the Old School Community Centre. Following up from the declaration of a Climate and Ecological Emergency by South Brent Parish Council at its May 2019 meeting, and the inaugural meeting of this group on 16 January 2020. Meetings of the group are open to the public and residents are welcome to attend. For further information please…

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SSB Zero Carbon Group meeting

20 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Old School Community Centre, South Brent, TQ10 9BP
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom
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The Zero Carbon Group is a working Group of Sustainable South Brent. Its meeting are open to anyone. The aims of the zero Carbon Group are engage, inform and inspire action towards a zero carbon future in South Brent  Its current programme of activities Includes: Delivery of the Climate Fair - 18 April 2020 Cutting Carbon Workshop programme - May 2020 onward Community skillshare - May 2020 onward Electric car club - discussions ongoing If you would like to be…

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April 2020

South Brent Climate Fair 2020

18 April @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach
South Brent, Devon TQ10 9PJ United Kingdom
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Saturday 18 April 2020: South Brent Climate Fair 2020 from 11am-5pm in and around South Brent Village Hall. Climate Fair 2020 is being planned in in response to the ambition to make South Brent and other communities carbon neutral by 2030 and is an initiative of Sustainable South Brent, supported by South Brent Parish Council, Rattery Parish Council and South Brent Community Energy Society. The purpose of the Climate Fair is to offer a fun day out which will engage,…

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South Brent Climate Fair – 18 April 2020

South Brent Climate Fair is being planned in response to the ambition to make South Brent and other communities carbon neutral by 2030. It will be held on Saturday 18 April 2020 from 11am-5pm in South Brent Village Hall. We are inviting projects, businesses, charities and workshop around the themes of Environment, Food, Fashion, Energy, Construction,…

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