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 and Kim – zerocarbon@sustainablesouthbrent.org.uk.

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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Past Events › Zero Carbon Group

August 2019

Creative Climate Awareness Workshop for Adults and Children

3 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm BST
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

Creative Climate Awareness Workshop from 10.30am – 4.00pm in the Old School Community Centre. Explore solutions to the climate crisis in a collaborative & creative workshop, using shadow puppets and drama! For Adults and Children (over 10 years). Free, but booking required - Email lauradenning2@gmail.com or text 0777 323 8314 to secure your place. Organised by Sustainable South Brent in collaboration with South Hams CVS.

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September 2019

Global Day of Climate Action

20 September, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm BST
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

Friday 20 September 2019: Global Day of Climate Action. Millions of school children and students across the globe have struck to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels and climate justice for everyone. At the beginning of a week of actions, today’s Climate Strike, with the TUC calling on workers to join in and support them with a 30 minute stoppage at lunchtimes and before & after work, promises to be the biggest yet. There will be events…

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January 2020

Greener Ugborough Parish Talk: ‘What can you do about your CO2?’

18 January @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm GMT
Ugborough Village Hall South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

Saturday 18 January 2020: ‘What can you do about your CO2?’ in Ugborough Village Hall from 12.15-1pm, after Sustainable Saturday. Greener Ugborough Parish welcomes David Roe in a public talk highlighting how we might determine our carbon footprint and practical steps we can take to reduce it. Carbon footprint, sustainability, CO2 emissions, life cycle analysis – these all sound bewilderingly complex. David will boil these terms down for us, help us digest them and impart positive steps we can all…

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February 2020

“The Climate and Ecological Crisis; What’s all the fuss about?” – talk by David Ramsden MBE

20 February @ 7:40 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
Old School Community Centre, South Brent, TQ10 9BP
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom
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Thursday 20 February 2020: “The Climate and Ecological Crisis; What’s all the fuss about?”: a talk at 7.40pm in the Old School Community Centre by David Ramsden MBE. “Do we really need to be concerned about heatwaves and storms? Surely these things have always happened?” David has worked in nature conservation for over 30 years and in 2007 received and MBE for services to Wildlife’ from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Free entry; donations towards room hire welcome. See www.facebook.com/Whatalotoffuss.

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SSB Zero Carbon Group meeting

21 February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
Old School Community Centre, South Brent, TQ10 9BP
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom
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Agenda: Apologies Minutes of the last meeting Climate Fair update Parish Council update Solar streets update (Joddy) Electric car club update (Ross?) Other projects update Date of next meeting If you would like to be part of the group or just want to be on the mailing list contact Jeremy Sabel - jeremysabel@gmail.com

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March 2020

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

14 March @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm GMT
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 – POSTPONED

19 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
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 in the Old School Community Centre has been POSTPONED as a result of concern about the Coronavirus pandemic. 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…

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SSB Zero Carbon Group meeting – CANCELLED

20 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
Old School Community Centre, South Brent, TQ10 9BP
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom
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CANCELLED: There will be no meetings of the ZCG for the foreseeable future as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. 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…

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April 2020

South Brent Climate Fair 2020 – POSTPONED

18 April @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach
South Brent, Devon TQ10 9PJ United Kingdom
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South Brent Climate Fair planned for 18 April has been POSTPONED as a result of concern about the Coronavirus pandemic. SSB is sad to have to take this decision and hopes to be able to go ahead on 5 September 2020 when we hope all those who are disappointed will be able to come.

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September 2020

South Brent Climate Fair – POSTPONED

5 September @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm BST
South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach
South Brent, Devon TQ10 9PJ United Kingdom
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South Brent Climate Fair 2020 – initially scheduled for Saturday 18 April this event, long planned by Sustainable South Brent supported by South Brent Parish Council, Rattery Parish Council and South Brent Community Energy Society, was postponed during the lockdown until Saturday 5 September 2020. However, in view of the continuing uncertainty about such large gatherings, a decision has now been taken by the organising group to postpone again and, depending on the situation, to make a final decision in…

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