News - Sustainabilty

Posted on: January, 2021
Want to give your new year a boost and cycle through the winter months? Travel Devon has joined forces with Active Devon, Ride On Cycling and Execel Cycling to bring you a FREE Winter Cycling Webinar on Thursday 21 January at 12:00. This FREE 1-hour webinar will be packed with tips and...
Posted on: December, 2020
Have you been thinking about improving your organisation's environmental impact? The University of Exeter Green Consultants are offering Devon-based organisations a free sustainability service, delivered by our student interns in 2021. The interns will undertake an initial assessment of your organisation's sustainability, then together with you, decide upon one of the following areas...
Posted on: December, 2020
More businesses are taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint. One way to do this is to switch to a green electricity tariff. Devon County Council is exploring the potential for a Devon electricity tariff that is supplied by renewable power generated within Devon. This will help keep the hundreds of...
Posted on: November, 2020
Solar expert Olympus Power is looking to fund up to £75m of commercial solar installations to help businesses cut carbon emissions – and pay less for electricity. “This is a great opportunity for businesses to get closer to net-zero emissions with a solar system paid for, installed and looked after for...
Posted on: July, 2020
£600k share offer will support expansion of zero carbon shared mobility network More shared electric cars & e-bikes will reduce CO2 by est. 230 tonnes per annum Minimum investment of £250 with 5% annual target interest rate Offer open until 31 July 2020, applications via www.ethex.org.uk/CoCars Co Cars, the eco-friendly vehicle sharing co-operative, is...
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...
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