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Making Changes Study

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1. About the Making Changes Study

The Making Changes study began in May 2023 with the aim of helping a selection of Teignbridge residents make changes to their lifestyle to save money, improve their health and fitness, and help them play their part in reducing the district’s carbon footprint.

Over nine months, participants attended workshops focussing on three key areas – Food and Home, Energy and Transport. They heard from experts on a range of relevant topics, listened to real life accounts, and discussed what changes they were considering making and the possible impact.

The final workshop brought all the participants together to celebrate their successes. We heard how residents had been composting scraps to help grow their vegetables, committing to only buying pre-loved clothes and adopting ‘heat the person not the room’ principles as well as many others.

The study has provided an invaluable insight and given real examples we can use in our wider public campaign to encourage all Teignbridge residents to take steps and help reduce the district’s carbon footprint.

 

 

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Last updated 14 March 2024