Newsletter November 2019
In this issue: Exmouth comes together to tackle climate change ... TreeTastic Weekend of Free Tree Activities 23 / 24 November ... Devon CarbonZero Consultation ...TrEx Radio Star...Green Drinks 5th Dec....Why join Transition...
Our Exmouth Our Planet Climate Change
Networking Meeting Success

Over 90 people representing 50 different local groups met to discuss their vision for what a low carbon Exmouth might look like, and to identify immediate steps we can all take towards it .    

People  present ranged from Parliamentary candidates to Extinction Rebellion activists, local businesses to Facebook groups,  Allotment holders to Churches, schools to restaurants.  Six Exmouth Town Councillors attended, along with representatives of Devon County Council and East Devon  District Council.  Exmouth Town Council  Climate Change working group, to which Transition act as advisor,  have pledged to include suggestions from the evening in their upcoming report to full council. 

    "The synergy in the room as we all worked together was amazing", said Carol Jay , Transition secretary. 

The evening started with a rousing series of welcome speeches from Nicky Nicholls the new Chair of Transition Exmouth, a brief history of Transition by previous  Chair Adrian Toole,  and local student Jess Nicholls, who inspired attendees with her experiences addressing the EU as part of the Fridays for Future school strike movement.
Home grown, home made soups and cakes fuelled the discussions...

Working groups for the evening covered : Food , Built Environment, Community, Energy, Transport , Biodiversity and Reducing Waste. Together the groups mapped out all the great things currently happening in Exmouth, and what they would like to see happening in the future. They focused on what actions would be needed to achieve the big visions, and  rapid steps we can all take today.

You can see all the workgroup notes and photos on our website

Nicky Nicholls said, “Tonight was brilliant! But now the hard work really begins. There is such an appetite to support Exmouth, the residents and the Council in achieving the changes that are needed to be Carbon Neutral by 2030. The plan for how to make those desires a reality is being developed and there are some great ideas afoot. ..Watch this space!"

The most popular long term vision was an Exmouth Eco Hub or  an environmental / arts discovery centre where workshops can be held,   information shared and practical community action taken.
This suggestion came up on every table !

A few of the hundreds of ideas for a next step we can all take tomorrow : Switching to a renewable energy supplier,   volunteering for an eco group , using the Refill shops in Exmouth, cycling more , joining a car share scheme and of course planting a tree.   

You can see the full set of photos from the evening here

We would love to hear from you if you've made any changes
as a result of the meeting ,
or if you'd like to be involved with developing ideas 
Email us
or join us at Green Drinks Thursday December 5th
at Sundowners, The Strand , Exmouth


Subscriptions pay for the costs of running events such as hiring halls, films, speakers, annual public liability insurance ,web site fees , printing,  a stall at the Exmouth Festival, hire of a gazebo, etc.

Membership is free for students and people on a low income
Subscription rates of £5, £10 and £50 a year are available
You choose what you can afford, and how to pay.

Paypal or Card button on our website 
Bank transfer to Transition Exmouth, co-op bank 08-92-99, a/c 65332739  
Cash at Green Drinks 
Cheque to Transition Exmouth , c/oThe Manse, Summer Lane, Exmouth EX8 5BD

Member organisations can be featured on our website,
which is currently being revamped.

Transition Exmouth is a voluntary organisation, new members are always welcome. 
Voluntary help is as valuable as money –
none of our work would be possible without the time members put in.


Devon Climate Emergency

  taking action to get Devon to net-zero carbon

Transition Exmouth have used ideas gathered at Our Exmouth Our Planet to respond to  Devon County Council's call for proposals on how to achieve a Carbon Zero Devon . 
We have submitted responses under all five headings : Mobility & Transport, Food Land & Sea, Energy & Waste; Built Environment; Other 
All the suggestions made during the meeting were included in our submissions. 
It was an almighty task collating them all in time for the first round deadline on Sunday 10th November, but our fantastic team achieved it. 

There is still plenty of time for you to respond to the consultation, which goes on until early 2020 when a citizen's assembly will be held
Not sure where to plant your membership tree this year ? Join Wild Exmouth !

Wild Exmouth are planning some exciting Tree events with co-hosts Exmouth Tree Project
Celebrating Trees Day in Phear Park on Saturday 23 November
Tree planting Day Sunday November 24th St John's Playing Fields 
There's lots more going on too, see Wild Exmouth’s page:
Contact Wild Exmouth : Tim Dafforn - Wild Exmouth Coordinator: 07812 733 050 / 01395 517 404
Follow Wild Exmouth on Social Media: @WildExmouth

Green Drinks Thursday 5th December
will be at Sundowners , The Strand, Exmouth
29 Minute talk will be  
"10 sustainable things we have done as a family..."
by TrEx's Events Officer  Catherine Causley 7.30 to 8pm (ish)

followed by socialising with like minded people - all welcome !
Keep up with all the latest Green Drinks news 

Transition's  own Radio Star Andy Lock appeared on on Howard James' Show
ExmouthAir Community Radio 

Contenders for the vacant East Devon parliamentary seat will face questions from an audience of voters on Thursday, November 28. The event is sold out already, but it will be filmed and broadcast live on Facebook.

Transition Exmouth does not endorse particular candidates,  
we simply urge everyone to use their vote wisely. 
Read all the manifestos and question candidates closely
on their environmental record and plans .
Is tackling Climate Change their #1 priority?

Are political parties like buses , or like  life partners? 

Are we looking for The One ,
or the one which will get us closest to our destination this time?  

Whatever you vote, VOTE!
We hope you've enjoyed this Newsletter .
Any comments or suggestions for future newsletters, please get in touch
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