Are you worried about climate change? Do you live in Exeter? Here are some ways to take climate action in Exeter.
Take action in how you shop. Take action in how you travel. Take action by joining groups. Take action by supporting each other. Take action in non-violent protest.
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Explore, discover and support Exeter, city of independents.
Take the decision out of gifting and buy the InExeter gift card. A great way to support local independents and discover a huge choice of retailers from boutiques, artisan producers, lifestyle and homeware shops, jewellers, makers and crafters.
The Real Food Store is driven by a commitment to ethical and local food. We believe in trading with integrity; we pay our staff and producers fairly and believe in making good food accessible to all.
We are a small independent family run business with huge ambition to ensure zero waste, organic and fair trading products are available to all of society, as that is how we can truly make a difference, if we ALL start reducing our packaging.
Welcome to Food Exeter! A charity working for sustainable and healthy food for all in Greater Exeter.
We seek lasting change to our local food system by tackling the issues of food poverty,
diet-related ill health, food waste and unsustainable farming practices.
Our focus is on achieving strategic, step change across the city.
Ride-On Cycling for All’s vision is for a cleaner, healthier more active Exeter.
We believe that we can help to achieve this by supporting more people to start cycling more regularly. Cycling has many significant, measurable benefits, improving the mental and physical health of the rider. It also reduces their carbon footprint and lowering pollution levels and benefitting the local community too.
Our ambition is to be the go-to hub for cycling in Exeter. Want to help people to start riding on a safe and reliable bike with the skills, knowledge and confidence to keep on cycling. This includes providing quality refurbished bikes, maintenance training and the facilities for cyclists to service their own bikes. We offer cycling information, advice and opportunities to access cycling such as guided rides. And we also take an active part in many local and national cycling initiatives.
Co Cars has been in the business of shared mobility since 2005 when we started with a Big Lottery Grant and a single car.
Since then, we have grown to a fleet of nearly 40 on-street hybrid and electric cars that stretches from Salisbury to Falmouth, making us the largest UK car club west of Bristol. Cars are located in dedicated parking bays and Co Cars members can use any car in our network. In Exeter, we also operate Co Bikes docked, on-street electric bike hire network.
Our longevity and experience have enabled us to build lasting, trusted relationships with our stakeholders and and our members. This creates a real sense of community ownership of our cars and bikes.
Transition Exeter's groups and projects emerge out of our conversations, inspirations and actions. All activities are aimed at transitioning Exeter towards a low carbon city. Anyone can join in, and anyone can start new initiatives.
is an innovative social enterprise that enables local people to take ownership of renewable energy and energy saving projects.
As a community-owned organisation, we want to benefit the city, its people and the environment. One element of this is sharing the financial benefits between shareholders, a fund for community projects and investment in further energy projects.
Exeter City Council has declared a climate emergency.
Like Exeter, many other cities and towns are aiming to be carbon neutral; but few have set out clear and deliverable plans to show how that will be reached.
The City Council has asked Exeter City Futures to work in partnership with the city to create a clear delivery roadmap.
This will set out the scale of the challenge, and the likely actions and investment required to ensure that Exeter is, and is in a position to remain, carbon neutral by 2030.
Fridays for Future Exeter is a group of teenagers (and beyond) united under a common goal: to bring the climate crisis into public conversation in order to pressure institutions to act now so that our futures - and those already experiencing the impacts - are protected. We have grown from a handful of kids in January with a crazy plan to shout at Devon County Council, to a loud-mouthed organisation with around 20 active members, demanding that local establishments (mostly the councils) treat the crisis appropriately (ie. put into place our 14 page long Green New Deal for Devon). Inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg (and the dire actions of our government), we have held some form of public event almost every month since February 2019, ranging from small assemblies to general strikes ~5,000 strong as part of an international strike.
Extinction Rebellion is a part of the Rising Up movement and is coordinating a non-violent rebellion against 30 years of criminal inaction by the UK government on the climate emergency and ecological crisis. The science is done - we are now heading for extinction. The time has come to take radical and serious political action.