Act with your Community

Spread the word

Why?

To ensure greenhouse emissions decrease fast enough to prevent dangerous levels of global temperature rise, we are going to need greater and more urgent engagement with society. Talking about it encourages others to think about it and hopefully spread the message further.


Two children sat at table creating solar panel artwork with two adults looking on.
Photo Credit: Chloe Uden. The Art and Energy Collective – Making solar panel artworks in Exeter – Supported by Exeter Community Energy.

How?

Write to your local MP to voice your concerns about the climate emergency.

Keep the conversation going – talk with family/ friends / colleagues about what the climate crisis is and what you can all be doing to reduce your carbon footprints. This can be easier said than done, so take a look at the Talking Climate Handbook or the Reboot the Conversation videos that explain how to have a climate change conversation.  

Community Energy

Why?

Community energy refers to the delivery of community-led renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, which are usually owned by communities. These projects are a great way to both speed up and scale up the rollout of energy projects. The benefits of community energy initiatives go far beyond their direct impact on climate change, energy security and fuel poverty. Energy projects can give communities who don’t normally interact common ground and a basis for trust and friendship – not to mention a tangible reminder of their successful cooperation.


How?

Get in touch with the Devon Community Energy Network which can signpost you to existing community energy organisations in your area and help you consider your own local projects. Have a look at Regen resources on community energy and recent projects. 

Woman smiling outside holding up a Tamar Community Energy Banner.
Photo Credit: Tamar Energy Community banner at Tavistock Carnival 2019.