News - Sustainabilty

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...
Posted on: March, 2019
Devon’s famous Lucombe Oak among 100 new trees to mark the Forestry Commission’s centenary year at the showground in May.  The Forestry Commission is providing100 new trees at Westpoint Showground, home of the Devon County Show, as part of its centenary year celebrations. A commemorative Lucombe Oak, an evergreen hybrid discovered by...
Posted on: February, 2019
Chamber member South West Youth Games Trust has launched a crowdfunder campaign to bring to life its vision of the world’s first environment themed multi-sports event. As well as changing the lives of children through sport and physical activity, they will also educate them on environmental sustainability. Their global ambitions...
Posted on: January, 2019
Devon Contract Waste has turned once again to Refuse Vehicle Solutions and City West Commercials for the new Mercedes-Benz Econic that will support another major expansion of its business. Having already achieved significant growth over the past three years, the Exeter-based operator is preparing to launch its commercial waste collection services...
Posted on: July, 2018
Exeter Racecourse is delighted to have been awarded a Bronze Green Tourism Award, awarded by the Green Tourism Business Scheme which is the leading sustainable tourism certification scheme in the UK, after it primary inspection and will be working towards achieving a Gold Award to ensure it is increasingly sustainable. Exeter...
Posted on: February, 2018
During 2017 Exeter City Futures commissioned an economic evaluation report from Vivid Economics in order to open the discussion about the high level economic benefits of the types of sustainable change promoted by Exeter City Futures. Many key stakeholders from public and private organisations across the City gave their time...
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