Are you worried about climate change? Do you live in the South Hams? Here are some ways to take climate action in the South Hams.
Take action in how you shop. Take action in how you travel. Take action by joining groups. Take action by supporting each other. Take action in non-violent protest.
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Crock & Cole launched just as 2019 was getting going. After 10 years of fomenting the idea, hesitating and being busy with other things, the time came.
The vision is to produce a range of wild fermented products for our local community. We wish to promote and popularise the deliciousness and the health benefits of raw, live fermented foods. We aim to make an artisanal product, which I believe to also be a peasant’s product. To this end, we strive to grow the produce ourselves, sourcing anything else as locally as possible, we use traditional ceramic fermenting vessels, and we embrace the diversity, seasonality and lack of homogeneity of our product.
We are a small business and we believe in the value of small businesses. We only wish to sell our produce locally, and would love to see the flourishing of other small fermenting businesses across the country.
Earth.Food.Love is an organic, wholefoods, zero-waste shop based in Totnes, South Devon. We want to live in a world where consuming doesn’t have to cost the earth! Focusing on creating a better future, we decided to look back to the past, where eating real food with minimal packaging was normal practice. We believe returning to these simple ways will benefit not only our health, but the planet's too.
Welcome to Stokeley Farm Shop, which has everything you would expect from a country farm shop, a deli, butchery, restaurant cafe & plant centre. In addition we stock everyday groceries and a wide selection of alcohol, including beer from our own brewery.
The focus of our shop is to support local producers and the local economy. We source products where possible as locally as we can to minimise food miles and consequently carbon footprints. We do grow our own fruit and vegetables throughout the year. With pick your own strawberries available in season.
Eating more veg + less meat is the best thing any of us can do for our planet. So having cooked organic gluten-free food for over 20 years, we’ve taken our love of veggies to the next level. We’ve gone vegan.
Why? Because if we can make it even easier for you to cut down on meat, with our new range of irresistible vegan soups, sauces + misos, then together we could make something amazing happen.
We’d love to show you just how delicious veggies can be, making it even simpler (and more exciting) for you to eat more of them and less of the other, becoming that bit more flexitarian. So we’ve come up with lots of products + recipes to help you get more veg into your diet.
Sometimes it’s the smallest changes that make the biggest difference.
Langage Farm has remained a working farmstead for over 900 years in the rolling Devonshire countryside. In 1980 the Harvey family started to produce our world-famous clotted cream from us Jersey and Guernsey cows for a nearby shop. From that moment, our name has been synonymous with delicious Devon products…a little Heaven from Devon – udderly delicious.
We moo-ved from the original farm in Langage, Plympton to pastures news just across the fields to our moo farm in Smithaleigh in 2003.
Today, the company employs around 50 people and I am part of a herd of over 250 special Jersey and Guernsey cows. Together we produce the most wonderful cream, ice creams, yoghurts, spreads, dips, cream cheese…..too many to list. Why don’t moo take a trot around our website to find out more.
You can buy our products in our Ridgeway Shop, Plympton, Plymouth as well as from a whole host of shops, cafes and restaurants – graze our Stockists page for more details.
Surfers Against Sewerage have started a Plastic Free Coastlines campaign which hopes to reduce the amount of plastics entering the marine environment. To achieve this the project aims to work with communities to help reduce single use plastic (SUP) use.
The campaign will;
- work with the council to pass a motion in favour of supporting a reduction in plastic use
- work with businesses to encourage alternative options to items such as straws and disposable cups
- organise river cleans (working with Ivybridge Environmental Action Group)
- work with community groups such as schools/colleges etc to help educate and inform on the impacts of plastics
Based in South Devon, YCE is a non-profit social enterprise, run by local people, doing things differently. We are offering the opportunity to invest in locally-generated clean electricity with profits going into a community fund to support environmental and social projects in the parishes bordering the Yealm estuary: Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo, Holbeton, Yealmpton, Brixton and Wembury.
Households in the Yealm area pay around £7 million per year to outside energy suppliers, representing about 5% of earned income. This money leaves the local economy and benefits large commercial companies. Taking ownership of local clean energy generation will retain the profits within the community and promote our long term sustainability.
Transition Network is a charity which works to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities world-wide as they self-organise around the Transition model.
We work with and alongside a grass-roots movement of independent Transition initiative community groups and Transition Hubs in many countries. We aim to evolve as an organisation alongside the Transition movement, which is changing and deepening, while being clear about the roles that we undertake.
A strength of the Transition movement is that people working at local community level can learn from others in communities around the world. Transition Network is constantly looking for ways to encourage and enable the sharing of ideas, learning and support, across and beyond the Transition movement. Being part of a network means we can create change more quickly and more effectively, drawing on each other’s experiences and insights.
Transition Town Totnes (TTT) is a community-led and run local charity that exists to strengthen the local economy, reduce our environmental impact, and build our resilience for a future with less cheap energy and a changing climate.
TTT is a collection of local volunteers with a small staff team, who come together to work on projects. Anyone can get involved.
Our projects and groups are ever-changing and evolving, and we always welcome new ideas. Our work ranges from increasing low impact affordable housing, sharing skills, creating livelihoods, reducing energy costs and carbon emissions, growing our local food economy and working in partnership with other local projects.
Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse.