Sustainable Devizes is a group of concerned people working out ways to reduce the carbon footprint of Devizes and villages. We do this by supporting green initiatives, raising awareness through talks, events and our information stall in The Shambles.
Sustainable Devizes was originally set up as a network in 2008 by half a dozen individuals as part of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's
Climate Friendly Communities project. A small grant from the former Devizes and Marlborough Friends of the Earth and Kennet District Council helped get "Sustainable Devizes Network" off the ground. Its first four years were action packed and soon became the Environment sub-group for Devizes Community Area Partnership (DCAP). It built our administrative capacity, community links and covered our insurance for holding public events. However the group of active members dwindled whilst the facebook page grew! The group was on hold during 2014 until a general meeting in December 2014 was called when it was agreed that Sustainable Devizes should become the transition group for the Devizes area with action groups reflecting our priorities and interests and interest grew.
A Core Group was charged with setting up the reformed Transition Town Group, rebranded as Sustainable Devizes.
Our constitution was adopted on 2 November 2015 and is available here
Our archive of events and activities is available here.