Here in the South Hams there are a number of projects run through our community groups and companies whose volunteers clean up some of this waste, run re-use and recycling projects and also encourage residents and visitors to consider alternatives when purchasing products.
Hopefully some of the projects on this website may provide ideas and inspiration. Many established groups will be more than happy to talk with you about setting up your own project and may be able to share resources to make it easier. Why write a Risk Assessment from scratch when you can probably modify one that is already written?
If you have a project that fits into this category but isn’t listed here please ‘add a project’ so that we can share the good work you are doing.
Get in touch with Ben Bryant, our Saving Earth Resources Mentor, for any further information or advice on email@example.com
As part of our mission to connect community groups with support and inspiration, we’ve been expanding our base of mentors to encompass a wide range of knowledge and experience - read on for an introduction to a few of them.
Marldon’s community composting group, supported by Sustainable South Hams, offers a great example of the potential for community composting in the South Hams. Read on to find out more, and to hear about how to register for the many opportunities we are opening up for your community’s composting champions.
Our recent Christmas Celebration gave us the chance to hear about some of your proudest achievements from 2023, and was also a reminder of how much has happened for Sustainable South Hams in the last year! Read on for a round up of where we’re at now, what we’re looking forward to, and the wide range of things we’ve been up to.
Emma Croft, Food Rescue Project Manager from Devon County Council and Recycle Devon, discusses food waste, community fridges and more!
Inga Page introduces the Ashburton Community Fridge and discusses the importance of community fridges and how to get your own up and running!
The Devon Carbon Plan is the roadmap for how Devon will reach net-zero emissions by 2050 (at the latest). The Devon Carbon Plan outlines actions for how each sector (economy and resources, energy supply, food, land and sea, transport, and the built environment) can reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
Some of our work includes the UK's First River Charter for the Dart at Dartington and devondoughnut.org (based on the priciples of Doughnut Economics)
Biodynamic Farming, Wellbeing Services for children and families at the edge of potential, Permaculture Design Services for farms and estates in transition to regenerative practices, Education of Regenerative Farmers
Village summer Fair for South Brent with a focus on sustainability
A joint project led by SMASH with speakers, stalls and networking opportunities