See all the good work being done
Every pledge that is created in the Sea & Coast section of this website creates a blue ‘pledge pin’ which is then placed on the pledge map below. Get inspired today by interacting with the map to see what other people are doing in the North Devon Biosphere, perhaps even in your area.
Once you are ready to create your pledge, simply read more about how pledges work below and complete the Create a Pledge online form: it takes < 1 minute!
KEY: The grey area shows the extent of the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere.
This is the focus of our project, but if you would like to submit a Pledge outside this area, please feel free!
5 steps to make all the difference
Choose your Activity
To start creating your pledge today, start by choosing an activity from the options below that suits your nature interests. You can create multiple pledges today but one-at-a-time by using the form.
Create a Pledge
Once you have decided what activity you would like to do, simply fill in the simple form on the Create a Pledge page. The more data you supply, the more good we can do. It takes < 1 minute to complete.
We will Review your Pledge
Once you have created your pledge and submitted the online form, our keen team will review your pledge and approve it within 48 hours so please bear with us.
View your Pledge on our Map
Once approved, your pledge will appear as a pin on our Pledge Map. If you have submitted multiple pledges, you will see multiple pledge pins on the map (nice work!).
Complete+Share your Pledge
Naturally, we would like as many people as possible to join the movement to Pledge for Nature. You can help by sharing your individual Pledge Page to your social media channels & encourage others to do the same. Thank you!
Help your local Biosphere
Make Devon a better place to live
from source to sea
Help Protect our marine environments
Make a pledge for nature
We are asking you to choose 1 or more activities from the 6 below and to commit some time and energy to enhance and protect the watercourses and marine environment of the North Devon Biosphere.
No matter where you live, water connects us all, and everything that happens upstream will eventually make it way down rivers and streams to the sea.
The more people join the movement, the more pledges we can gather - the bigger the difference we can make together. Why not make a pledge to protect our marine environment, from source to sea.
Pledges to choose from
inspired by the films
Throughout the year we will announce new calls to action that are aimed at tackling North Devon’s nature priorities. These seasonal activities have been decided in consultation with our partners and local experts and are key actions that will help protect and enhance our watercourses. The current seasonal activities are below, please click on each image to find out more...
Calculate your carbon footprint
Use an online tool to calculate your carbon footprint and see what you can do to reduce it. Will your biggest contribution be travel, food, home or stuff you buy?Watch Episode 1
Protect your waterways from pollution
Don’t use chemicals in your home or garden that could get into waterways, check out our local initiatives and further funding or guidance for landowners.Watch Episode 2
Discover nature on your doorstep
It's great for your physical and mental wellbeing and you may find a local project that you can get involved with to help protect your environment too.Watch Episode 3
Avoid, reduce, reuse, recycle
Switch to reusables and challenge a friend to give up single-use plastic with you, pick up litter as you walk, and think about ways you can reduce and reuse in other areas too.Watch Episode 4
Support sustainable fishing
Support local fishermen who are committed to fishing sustainably and find out how you can make more sustainable choices when you shop.Watch Episode 5
Volunteer and conserve
Choose a charity, organisation or local group that works to enhance our natural environment and volunteer your time to help.Watch Episode 6