Greener Ugborough Parish (G-UP)
How you can help make an impact:
Contribute to the Devon Carbon Plan!
Devon’s Net-Zero Task Force are inviting practical ideas on how we can rapidly decarbonise our community from all Devon residents. Suggestions will be analysed and sorted and go through a ‘hearing’ process – eventually leading to a draft Devon Carbon Plan next year, which aims to, “Set out a clear road map of what we all have to do to ensure that Devon becomes net-zero and continue to thrive”.
A cross section of practical ideas is needed to ensure a workable net-zero plan which will affect us all. To have a say in how Devon deals with the Climate Crisis in practical terms click through to the form on the Devon Climate Emergency Website.
In the UK the average family throws away 22% of their weekly shop (worth £800 per year). Sharing unwanted food is an easy way to reduce waste (and make good friends with your neighbours)! You may be interested to try the App OLIO which connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. Yo can also put out request for things you need and donate cosmetics, household cleaning materials etc which would otherwise be thrown away.. The more people who use it locally the more effective it becomes.
Cost save and reduce emissions by lift sharing. Car share Devon is a great resource for organising this.