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The story so far

Totnes Climate Hub opened its doors in September 2022. But the story of climate response in Totnes starts many years before. The timeline below gives an overview of how we went from declaring a climate emergency to opening Totnes Climate Hub. 

A huge number of individuals, organisations and businesses were involved in this journey. You can learn more about our supporters.

  • 2018

    Climate Emergency Declared

    Totnes Town Council declared a Climate & Ecological Emergency and pledged to make the town carbon neutral by 2030.

  • 2019

    What’s Next?

    Transition Town Totnes and other local groups held a ‘Climate Emergency, What’s Next?’ event and identified priority actions.

  • 2019

    Action Planning Week

    Totnes Town Council held a week-long consultation to develop a Climate Action Plan for the town.

  • 2020

    Climate Response Planning

    A small group of volunteers come together to start developing the idea of a Climate Response Centre, with support from Transition Town Totnes.

  • 2021

    Crowdfunder Campaign

    A successful crowdfunder campaign raised over £27,000 from 140 individuals and local businesses .

  • 2022

    Consultation Event

    The core volunteers hold a consultation event with over 80 attendees from local aligned groups.

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  • 2022

    Receiving the Keys

    The core volunteer team received the keys to The Mansion and started work to redecorate and transform the Hub.

  • 2022

    Launch Event

    A celebration event at the Civic Hall showcasing local groups working on climate and sustainability projects attended by over 350 people.

  • 2022

    Totnes Climate Hub Opens

    The Hub is open four days a week in The Mansion, Fore Street thanks to a team of 40+ volunteers who take on 2-hour welcome shifts.