Share, Repair, Reduce, Reuse

Whether we like it or not, we live in a consumerist world. Walk into any shop and you will see aisles of products packaged in single use plastics, as well as many disposable or ‘short-life’ goods. We are constantly being encouraged to buy more than we really need. Our homes are filled with many items that end their days in land-fill (here or abroad), incinerators or in our rivers and oceans

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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 ben@sussh.org

News

A Few New Mentors

A Few New Mentors

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.

January 29, 2024
Community Composting: Marldon Success Story and Opportunities for Your Community

Community Composting: Marldon Success Story and Opportunities for Your Community

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.

January 12, 2024
Sustainable South Hams in 2023

Sustainable South Hams in 2023

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.

December 22, 2023

Groups

Bioregional Learning Centre

Bioregional Learning Centre

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)

Less than 5
Volunteers
CIC
Project Cost
Apricot Centre CIC - Biodynamic Farm and Wellbeing Service

Apricot Centre CIC - Biodynamic Farm and Wellbeing Service

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

Less than 5
Volunteers
CIC
Project Cost
Kingsbridge Mens' Shed

Kingsbridge Mens' Shed

We cover project work and small woodwork tasks, with a focus on companionship and knowledge sharing.

5-20
Volunteers
Charity
Project Cost

Projects

Engage your Community with a Nature & Climate Fair

Engage your Community with a Nature & Climate Fair

Village summer Fair for South Brent with a focus on sustainability

20+
Volunteers
£5k - £50k
Project Cost
Host Climate and Nature Event with Local Sustainability Groups

Host Climate and Nature Event with Local Sustainability Groups

A joint project led by SMASH with speakers, stalls and networking opportunities

5-20
Volunteers
<£5k
Project Cost
Tackle Food Waste with a Community Fridge

Tackle Food Waste with a Community Fridge

South Brent Community Fridge prevents food waste & helps with cost of living

5-20
Volunteers
<£5k
Project Cost