News - Sustainabilty

Posted on: June, 2020
Devon-based social enterprise, Cosmic, have cut 60,000 miles of driving during lockdown by transitioning to virtual skills training delivery. The company has a vision to inspire people to achieve success in the digital world, and has used the Covid19 situation to alter the way they support communities in Devon and...
Posted on: April, 2020
  ●Exeter City Futures has launched the ‘Net Zero Exeter 2030 Plan’, a roadmap to carbon neutrality. ●Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of carbon can be saved through collaborative action by all in Exeter. Despite the recent and unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, today marks the release of Exeter City Futures’ ‘Plan for a Net...
Posted on: April, 2020
Co Cars is just one of many businesses that, due to the Covid-19 crisis, recently took the difficult decision to suspend their services. But the cooperative shared mobility operator has found an innovative way to stay connected to its members and the community at large. It has launched the Co...
Posted on: February, 2020
£600k share offer will support expansion of zero carbon shared mobility network More shared cars & bikes will reduce annual CO2 emissions by est. 230 tonnes Minimum investment of £250 with 5% annual target interest rate Offer open until 30 April 2020, applications via www.ethex.org.uk/CoCars Residents and businesses in Exeter and across the South...
Posted on: February, 2020
Work on the new Ada Lovelace Building at Exeter Science Park has begun. The 20,000 square foot speculative office and laboratory space will aim to be net zero carbon for operational energy as a result of innovative design features, including 44kw solar roof-mounted solar-voltaic panels. The Ada Lovelace Building is named after...
Posted on: July, 2019
  TopUpTap is an Exeter-based project that is trying to reduce plastic waste in our city. This involves encouraging people to ask cafés, restaurants and shops to ask for free water refills and for these establishments to advertise this. Our long-term aim is to install a tap in Exeter city centre.   Top...
Posted on: June, 2019
Thursday 20 June was Clean Air Day, the UK’s biggest air pollution campaign. To mark the day, Exeter organisations including Co Bikes, Exeter City Futures and Travel Devon held an event in Princesshay. Here, they promoted simple steps everyone can take to help tackle air pollution. These included using Co...
Posted on: June, 2019
The University of Exeter is the latest organisation to sign up to Co Cars’ business offer, giving staff access to hire-by-the-hour low emission cars, helping to reduce the number of cars on the University’s campuses. Two brand new Toyota Yaris Hybrids are now available from the University’s Streatham Campus and a...
Posted on: May, 2019
  Bike Week (8-16 June) aims to get people back in the saddle and enjoying the benefits of cycling for everyday journeys, fitness and fun - and everyone is invited! Love to Ride Devon are supporting Bike Week with a month-long cycle challenge during June with amazing prize draws for: Daily giveaways during...
Posted on: May, 2019
“These are not just warm words. These are facts. This is a climate emergency, and as Chief Executives of Devon’s public service providers, we have a duty on behalf of all of our organisations and those who we represent to commit to action now,” said Phil Norrey, Chief Executive of...
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