What can my community do?

Community Groups

(schools, scout / guides groups, transition towns etc)

Local actions to tackle climate change are taking place across Devon.  These include local energy projects, campaigning groups and work on behaviour change. Community-led initiatives have huge potential to create embedded behavioural change across several strands of sustainability (i.e. energy use in the home, transport, recycling, food) and help Devon on the road to achieving net zero.

The benefits of community action go beyond their direct impact on climate change. Community action and projects are a brilliant way to build a greater community spirit and help build trust and friendships. Furthermore, many activities, from tree planting to beach cleans can help make your local environment a healthier, happier, prettier place to live.

Resources for community groups

If you’re wondering what your community group can do to address climate change and nature loss, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of effective actions you can do with your community to help address the climate crisis and raise awareness.  Explore below for some top tips.

In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, some of the suggested actions may need to be modified, run as a virtual event or postponed to ensure they comply with social distancing advice designed to keep you and our communities safe.

Schools and Youth Groups