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

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Aims of the Zero Carbon Group 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.

To access an electronic guide to Electric & Hybrid Cars – Click here

If you would like to be part of the group or just want to be on the mailing list contact Jeremy and Kim – zerocarbon@ssb.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

March 2020

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

14 March, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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November 2020

Climate and Ecological and Emergency Bill: Live online event

9 November, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm GMT
On-line South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

Monday 9 November 2020: Climate and Ecological and Emergency Bill: A Live online event from 6:00-7:30pm, offering an opportunity to hear more about the importance of the CEE Bill from a panel of experts. With just a year until the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26 - to be held in Glasgow from 1-12 November 2021), join the CEE Bill Alliance and special guests for a 90 minute virtual event about how the CEE Bill is the emergency strategy needed…

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Communicating on Climate Change and the Environment: Zoom workshop

25 November, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm GMT
Zoom South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

Wednesday 25 November 2020: Communicating on Climate Change and the Environment: A Zoom workshop from 7:00 - 9:15pm. For people engaged in actions about Climate Change and the Environment that involve talking with people. An evening to explore skilful communication using improvisation, play and calling on what we already know; an exploration of how to respond in situations when we may feel challenged. How can we communicate with more impact and engage in meaningful conversation with people we meet whilst…

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January 2021

What’s my Carbon Footprint?’ – Zoom workshop

14 January @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 14 January, 2021

South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

‘What's my Carbon Footprint?’ Zoom workshop at 7.30pm. Sustainable South Brent, is looking to run monthly one hour workshops on Zoom, organised by its Zero Carbon Group to help you establish your carbon footprint and think about ways to reduce it. The workshop is open to anyone who's interested and no preparation is needed. To get the most from the workshop, you'll need to have basic Zoom and internet skills. (If successful, we will look for ways to help non-techie…

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February 2021

Winter Warmer on-line Pub Quiz

18 February @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm GMT
ZOOM Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

Thursday 18 February 2020: ‘Late Winter Warmer’ on-line Pub Quiz from 8-10pm via Zoom. Winter ain't letting up yet, and lockdown may be dragging on but that doesn't mean we can't have fun! - We're hosting another quiz! Following the success of the ‘Twixt and Between Quiz’ in December, you are again warmly invited to join in the fun of SSB’s on-line virtual pub quiz. Test your knowledge of Devon dialect colloquialisms, champions of sustainability, scientific breakthroughs, and reasons to…

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June 2021

Eco-Pub-Hub: ‘Snug as a Bug’ Home Energy – I

3 June @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
South Brent, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map

Thursday 3 June 2021: ‘Snug as a Bug?’- Home Energy I from 8-9.30pm. Another ‘EcoPubHub’ session on Zoom, organized by SSB, focusing this time on ideas to improve home energy performance. Inefficient homes waste energy and money. How can we make our homes more energy-efficient in a way that’s better for the environment and better for our pockets? Would you like to know how you could be saving energy in the home, or have experiences to share? Then come to…

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South Brent Climate Fair – has been postponed

POSTPONED: 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…

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Resources

Zero Carbon & Climate Change

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Climate Change and Zero Carbon_Key Documents and References_JWR 143.98 KB36408-04-2020 DownloadPreview
Climate Change 2021_The Physical Science Base_IPCC_09-08-2021_Summary for Policy Makers 5.86 MB2609-08-2021 DownloadPreview
Climate Change 2021_The Physical Science Base_IPCC_09-08-2021_Press Release 148.09 KB3109-08-2021 DownloadPreview
Climate Outreach_After the lockdown-New lessons for building climate engagement_Centre for Climate Change & Social Transformations_April 2021 6.56 MB5006-05-2021 DownloadPreview
State of the Global Climate 2020_WMO_19-04-2021 13.69 MB5120-04-2021 DownloadPreview
Path to Net Zero_Climate Assembly UK_September 2020 11.15 MB26110-09-2020 DownloadPreview
Path to Net Zero_Climate Assembly UK_September 2020_executive summary 1.27 MB21310-09-2020 DownloadPreview
Reducing UK emissions-Progress report to Parliament_Committee on Climate Change_June 2020 4.22 MB26725-06-2020 DownloadPreview
Reducing UK emissions_Supplementary report on Costs and Benefits of Net Zero_Committee on Climate Change_June 2020 1.06 MB31125-06-2020 DownloadPreview
World Scientists Warning to Humanity_A Second Notice_Ripple et al_2017_Bioscience 180.54 KB44919-06-2020 DownloadPreview
Advice on using nature based interventions to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050_Natural Capital Committee_April 2020 3.82 MB31708-04-2020 DownloadPreview
SSB/JWR presentation to South Brent Climate and Ecological Advisory Group_16-01-2020 1.62 MB41416-01-2020 DownloadPreview
Zero Carbon Britain_Rising to the Climate Emergency_Centre for Alternative Technology_28-11-2019 5.78 MB41904-12-2019 DownloadPreview
Zero Carbon Britain_Rising to the Climate Emergency_Centre for Alternative Technology_28-11-2019_Executive Summary 4.04 MB37904-12-2019 DownloadPreview
WMO Provisional Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2019_03-12-2019 5.36 MB40404-12-2019 DownloadPreview
SBPC_Parish Plan 2016+_launch version 5.36 MB54010-06-2019 DownloadPreview
SSB Presentation to South Brent Parish Council on Environment and Climate Emergency_10-05-2019 236.82 KB54210-06-2019 DownloadPreview
Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services_IPBES_May 2019_advance summary for policymakers_v1 2.79 MB80710-06-2019 DownloadPreview
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change_Report_Global Warming of 1.5 °C_Summary for Policy Makers_06-10-2018_stand alone version revised Jan 2019 1.54 MB42310-06-2019 DownloadPreview
Net-Zero_UK contribution to stopping global warming_Climate Change Committee_May 2019 6.78 MB46510-06-2019 DownloadPreview
Zero Carbon Britain_Raising Ambition-Zero Carbon Scenarios from across the Globe_CAT_2018_full report 4.93 MB49910-06-2019 DownloadPreview
Zero Carbon Britain_Rethinking the Future_CAT_2013_summary 1.32 MB61310-06-2019 DownloadPreview
Zero Carbon Britain_Making it Happen_CAT_2017_full report 4.94 MB115610-06-2019 DownloadPreview
England Trees Action Plan 2021-2024_UK Government_May 2021 10.59 MB9622-05-2021 DownloadPreview
Energy Sustainability in South Brent_Francis Macnaughton_14-02-2008 489.98 KB61510-06-2019 DownloadPreview