We’ve been taking part in an initiative developed by University of Plymouth, Regen and South Dartmoor Community Energy called Imagining Alternatives – Feasts for the Future.
Building on the successful Community Energy Feasts Regen has organised in the past, the idea was to bring different groups together to reflect and celebrate together about what we’d like to see in our Utopian future of 2068.
Tamar Energy Community held its feast on Friday 15th February at the Lower Deck Cafe, URC, Russell Street in Tavistock and 28 of us enjoyed a Vegan Feast provided by Blue Skies Catering.
If you’d like to join us please book BY TUESDAY EVE- Feb 12th by registering here on Eventbrite.
An important aspect of the Feast was the shared table which has been handmade by Devon craftsman Barnaby Stone. Everyone had a chance to sit at the table and leave their mark by creating their own pattern. The table has been to five feasts and a different sort of wood was used for each.
We used this occasion to celebrate our achievements so far, chat about the future, and in particular how we can contribute to the challenges of significant carbon reduction by 2030 … Twelve Years!
A summary of our ambitions will be available shortly.
In 2019 here at Tamar Energy Community we’ll be pressing ahead with our work focusing on:
If you’d like to know more, or would like to get more involved, please let us know.
We’ll be holding a monthly Energy Group Forum where we’ll be discussing ongoing work, lessons learnt and opportunities. Email if you’d like to be added to the invitee list.
If you have skills in marketing, social media, IT, engineering, energy, finance etc. or would just like to come and help out in Local Matters for a couple of hours on a Monday to Saturday please get in touch.
Or come along to Green Drinks – second Tuesday of each month from 19:30 to 21:30 – to join an informal discussion. Check out: tamarenergycommunity/greendrinks for the location.
NOW is the time to act to reduce the impacts of Climate Change.
The UK has legislated to reduce emissions by 57% by 2030 (reduction below 1990 levels). That’s just 12 years from now.
Each of us has a responsibility to act NOW.
We must act individually as well as encouraging others incl. friends, family, colleagues, employers, politicians, planners.
There’s often frustration about so little focus on solutions. But that’s starting to change.
Working on solutions around energy is one of our key motivations here at TEC.
This page is all about sharing with you other sources of inspiration. Let us know if you have anything you’d like to add, or you have any stories about what you’ve been up to.
Here are six places you can get on with tackling it. For each topic there’s something you can do yourself, something you can do with others and a way to take it up a notch.
Drawdown is that point in time when the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere begins to decline on a year-to-year basis.
Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming.
“We did not make or devise the plan—the plan exists and is being implemented worldwide. It has been difficult to envision this possibility because the focus is overwhelmingly on the impacts of climate change. We gathered a qualified and diverse group of researchers from around the world to identify, research, and model the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change. What was uncovered is a path forward that can roll back global greenhouse gas emissions within thirty years. The research revealed that humanity has the means and techniques at hand. Nothing new needs to be invented, yet many more solutions are coming due to purposeful human ingenuity. The solutions we modelled are in place and in action. Humanity’s task is to accelerate the knowledge and growth of what is possible as soon as possible.”
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Green Drinks is an opportunity to catch up and have an informal natter once a month about energy, the environment, climate change and more. It’s the second Tuesday of each month. We meet at the Union Inn, in the beer garden, from 19:30 to 21:30.
Our 2018 Tamar Energy Fest was on Saturday, 24th November in Tavistock Town Hall. Thanks to all our exhibitors an visitors for helping make it a great event.
We talked about The Power in Your Hands to save energy, reduce bills, generate your own and help the planet, highlighting changes in the industry towards ‘smart’ … opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of homes, business and travel … as well as local generation and storage.
We showcased our progress with our OpenLV pilot including our work with St. Peter’s School and the Eco Club, our Energy Advice Service, our Bedford Cottages work and our Community Solar installations.
Our programme of talks ran through the day. You can download a programme here.
Our trusted exhibitors on the day included Mike Wye Natural Building Products, New Generation Energy, Utility Warehouse, ZLC Energy, and The Fell Partnership … more below …
Adding to the day’s fun and enjoyment were Red Squirrel Tree Care’s free woodland themed photo booth and our Energy Cafe with delicious locally sourced cakes … and warm and hot drinks … PLUS our Energy themed quiz for all the family.
The Talks were all held in the Rundle Room.
We’d like to thank our Exhibitors for giving up their Saturday to be with us … including
Our 2019 Annual General Meeting was held on Friday 6th March 2020 in Lower Deck Cafe, United Reformed Church, Russell Street, Tavistock. PL19 8BD.
It was a well attended evening enjoyed by all. More details here
The formal announcement and agenda is available here.
The minutes will be available soon.
Our 2018 Annual General Meeting was held on Monday 12th November 2018 at Local Matters, Elbow Lane, Tavistock. PL19 0BG.
The formal proceedings commencenced at 19:30 following refreshments and introductions.
The minutes are available here
The agenda is available here.
Our 2017 AGM (Accounts to 5th Apr. 2017) was held on 26th March 2018 in Local Matters, Elbow Lane, Tavistock.
The minutes are available here.
The agenda is available here.
We’d like to thank Katie Reville from S. Dartmoor Community Energy for her engaging presentation about their work.
The Power in Your Hands is a local community energy initiative running in the Greenlands area of Tavistock for local householders and St. Peter’s School.
If YES, get in touch … Call 0800-233-5414, email firstname.lastname@example.org or let us know your details via our Contact Form.
If you’d like to take part in our Householders Survey here’s a link to it online. It will take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete.
Find out more here.
The TEC AGM took place in Local Matters, Elbow Lane on the evening of Monday 12th November.
We started with the formal bit, and then followed with interactive discussion and presentations from the TEC teams about our work and Your Local Energy.
If you would like to get more involved, get in touch. The tiniest of contributions can make a big difference locally …
A copy of the agenda can be downloaded here and the minutes will be available shortly.