We provide support and help for community groups, schools and individuals to organise events and projects to reduce waste in Tiverton and the surrounding area.
From repair cafes, clothes swaps and composting workshops to skill share events helping people to reduce, re-use, recycle, we work with groups and individuals to support local action.
Whether you are an existing community group or would like to set up a new group in your area, we can help you with:
  • day to day support
  • fundraising
  • insurance
  • media and publicity
  • training
  • seed funding (for new groups)
  • monitoring tools to measure your impact so you can show how you are helping the environment and people
  • case studies and inspiration
    If you would like to find out more, please contact us via the Contact Us page or on Twitter or Facebook.

 

The Support Team

The CAG Devon team are Claire Mountjoy, Ruth Leonard-Williams and Simon Kenton. We work for Resource Futures, an independent environmental company working to minimise the impact of consumption on the environment now and in the future.

 


Claire Mountjoy

claire2Devon Community Engagement Coordinator 
Claire is passionate about sustainability and is excited to be part of the new initiative in Devon to reduce waste.
Claire is an experienced project manager, volunteer coordinator and environmental educator. She has developed her community capacity building skills through managing and leading projects for a variety of environmental organisations including: Somerset Wildlife Trust, RSPB, Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Voluntary Services Overseas (Zimbabwe) and Groundwork Kent Thames-side.
Claire works three days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) on this project offering advice, help and support to local people who would like to take action to reduce waste and help their environment.

 


Ruth Leonard-Williams

RuthDevon Community Engagement Assistant
 Ruth’s background is in promoting and supporting sustainable lifestyles and community action. She has managed projects for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, Energy Action Devon, Somerset County Council and Dartmoor National Park Authority, as well as experience providing energy consultancy for domestic clients.
Ruth has volunteered for environmental initiatives both in her local community and abroad. She particularly enjoys finding ways to connect people and share inspiring stories and ideas. In her spare time she is developing a Forest Garden, as part of a land co-operative.
Ruth works two days a week (Tuesday and Wednesday) to offer advice and support to local groups and individuals taking action to reduce waste.

 


Simon Kenton

Simon-websiteCommunity Engagement Manager
Prior to joining the CAG Project in November 2007, Simon had built up his community development skills through managing urban and rural development projects across the UK and beyond.  Simon has a background of working on diverse community and environmental initiatives in places as far flung as Poland, Israel, France and Nepal.
Simon is contract manager of  Good Food Oxford Oxford’s sustainable food network and  manager of Resource Futures’ community engagement work in Devon.
He is co-founder and director of the reuse project Bicester Green, and on the steering group of the Feeding the Gaps food surplus initiative. Simon works part time for the Oxford CAG Project supporting the development and sustainability of the programme.

The CAG Devon project is managed by Resource Futures and funded by Devon County Council.recycle devonresource_futures_logo (1)