In the week of COP26, come take a journey with us along Exeter High Street to find out how you can take action in regards to the climate!

Pop in to any of the 5 venues up and down Exeter's City Centre anytime between 10am and 3pm on 6th November 2021 to get ideas, chat to Exeter residents and find out more about local organisations and sustainable businesses.

  • St Sidwells's focus is on Biodiversity with Devon Wildlife Trust
  • Make Tank's focus is on COP26, general campaigning and political engagement, the Green New Deal and Seedbank.
  • St Stephen's focus is on a faith-based response to the climate.
  • St Petrock's focus is on finance and divestment and getting your voice heard.
  • The Mint Methodist's focus is on Sustainable Lifestyles with Good Food and Food Cycle as well as information from local sustainable businesses.

Please share this event with as many people as possible so that we can engage with each other on this vital topic.

Part of a national coalition for COP26 Glasgow. 6th November 2021 Global Day For Climate Justice. Follow for updates on Exeter COP26 Hub

https://cop26coalition.org/get-involved/local-hubs/ 

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/264195568910608 (123)

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cop26exeter/ (92)

 

https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/50.7248/-3.5267

St Sidwell's https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1366176

St Stephen's https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1138325 

Mint Methodist https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2540816 

 

St Sidwell's Community Centre

The St Sidwell's part of the event moved to MakeTank as there was only one stall

 

MakeTank, Paris Street

MakeTank is an artist-led grassroots organisation. Its mission is to build a sustainable community-based platform for performance practitioners within the city to pioneer experimentation, collaboration, and creative civic engagement.

MakeTank aims to provide space for local artists to keep in practice, create new performance work, and exchange knowledge and resources.

http://www.maketank.org.uk/ 

Established over fifty years ago by a small group of volunteers, Devon Wildlife Trust is the only charity that exists to protect all wildlife in Devon and to safeguard Devon’s unique natural environment.

https://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/ 

Exeter Seed Bank We aim to complement other horticultural groups and initiatives in Exeter by sharing knowledge about seed saving, an ancient craft on the brink. We welcome stories, insights, and social arts practices, which grow our collective knowledge about seeds. From autumn 2020, we aim to create a programme of events that follow the seed calendar (sowing, growing, harvesting and collecting of seeds) and to create a seed bank that works for our area’s soils. We are keen to discover local varieties of heritage seeds and re-introduce that diversity into our local environment.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/291311165255163 

The Fairtrade Foundation awarded Exeter Fairtrade city status in 2004. This means that it is formally recognised as a city with strong support for Fairtrade by local residents, businesses, schools, faith communities and community groups.

We host a Fairtrade city steering group which co-ordinates promotional activities.

There is particular focus in Fairtrade Fortnight in early Spring. For ten years Exeter has received a visit from a Fairtrade producer who has met the Lord Mayor, spoken at a Fairtrade Dinner hosted at Exeter College and met the people of Exeter on the High Street.

In addition, regular activities have taken place at summer festivals, including Exeter Respect and at Christmas in Princesshay.

https://exeter.gov.uk/people-and-communities/communities/fairtrade/ 

Devon Development Education is part of many Development Education Centres in the UK, working with children and young people in schools, colleges and within the community. The Global Centre is home to Devon Development Education which promotes global learning for pupils, teachers and schools through a variety of projects, programmes and training. DDE and the Global Centre work with people of all ages, from all parts of Devon, Plymouth and Torbay and from all different backgrounds to increase global understanding, positive change, justice and sustainability.

https://www.globalcentredevon.org.uk/ 

Exeter Labour for a Green New Deal Exeter Labour for a Green New Deal is a group within the Exeter Constituency Labour Party campaigning for a radical Green New Deal.

https://www.facebook.com/ExeterLGND 

 

St Stephens

In response to globally recognised ecological concerns, across the South West the Church of England is challenging a destructive culture of ease and wastefulness. The national output of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere is fully recognised as causing ecological imbalances, and we are putting alarming pressure on valuable resources such as oil, fresh water and soil. At the same time, inequality is growing, not least within the UK, and poverty continues to be a global scandal. We are denying justice to our neighbours, whether our fellow human beings, future generations, and the rest of creation.

This website aims to provide resources to churches and church members who seek to address these issues. It brings together two strands of action: EcoChurch Southwest, promoting green energy; and Shrinking the Footprint, reducing our ecological footprint. We hope you find it useful.

https://ecochurchsouthwest.org.uk/ 

Christian Climate Action https://www.facebook.com/christianclimateaction 

The Parish of Central Exeter strives to be an open, welcoming Christian community exploring the meaning of faith today, through worship and prayer, discussion and reflection, and action in the city and where we live and work.

https://www.parishofcentralexeter.co.uk/ 

St David's Church In January 2020 we established a Green Team to make our activities more sustainable. Aims: Overall aims of project were twofold: to make progress towards becoming an Eco Church, and to inspire individuals/give them ideas/raise awareness of how to lead a more sustainable/green life.

https://stdavidschurchexeter.org.uk/green-team/ 

Mint Methodist Church In 2021 the Mint Church has registered as an Eco Church, one of well over three thousand in England and Wales, and we are working towards our bronze award. This means we are incorporating the theme of care for creation more strongly in our worship and teaching, strengthening the green credentials of our building and the activities that happen in it, working in local and global partnerships with others committed to environmental concerns, and challenging the lifestyle of our members. Our Young Church provided us with the impetus we needed to become greener in our actions as well as our words, and a significant proportion of our steering group are young adults determined that we shall pass to the next generation a church committed to the fullness of God’s creation. We are currently working on creating special opportunities in our worship programme and house groups to deepen engagement with environmental theology, and using our regular communications to challenge aspects of individual lifestyles.

http://themint.org.uk/ 

 

St Petrock

Divest Devon In 2019 the Devon Pension Fund for Devon Councils managed by Devon County Council had a huge £157 million invested in fossil fuels. It is clear that this investment will impede any efforts to reduce emissions as part of its climate emergency declaration to go zero carbon . And furthermore represents a financial risk due to the long term unviability of fossil fuels.

We call on Devon County Council to:
• Fully divest from all fossil fuels within the next 12 months.
• Notify all DCC pension holders in the local government pension scheme of fossil fuel investments and produce a roadmap for divestment with clear milestones.
• Work with all agencies to develop and fund a low-carbon investment programme for Devon County Council.

 https://campaigns.gofossilfree.org/petitions/devon-county-council-divest-from-fossil-fuels-2 

St Petrock is also home to stpetrocks.org.uk, the Exeter homeless charity.

 

Mint Methodist

Mint Methodist Church In 2021 the Mint Church has registered as an Eco Church, one of well over three thousand in England and Wales, and we are working towards our bronze award. This means we are incorporating the theme of care for creation more strongly in our worship and teaching, strengthening the green credentials of our building and the activities that happen in it, working in local and global partnerships with others committed to environmental concerns, and challenging the lifestyle of our members. Our Young Church provided us with the impetus we needed to become greener in our actions as well as our words, and a significant proportion of our steering group are young adults determined that we shall pass to the next generation a church committed to the fullness of God’s creation. We are currently working on creating special opportunities in our worship programme and house groups to deepen engagement with environmental theology, and using our regular communications to challenge aspects of individual lifestyles.

http://themint.org.uk/ 

FoodCycle Exeter We aim to make food poverty, loneliness and food waste a thing of the past for our community. Our volunteers invite members of the community to come and share a wholesome meal made with food, which would have otherwise gone to waste.

https://www.facebook.com/exeterfoodcycle 

Good Food Exeter online farmers market is open for orders between Tuesday and Sunday (midnight) each week. You can buy from local food businesses producing quality fresh produce, using sustainable production methods – from fresh vegetables to dairy, eggs and meat. We are particularly keen on supporting new and smaller businesses.

https://goodfoodexeter.co.uk/

Exeter Growers Co-operative rents 4 acres of organic land on the SW edge of Exeter, near Shillingford. The Co-operative strives to promote understanding, enjoyment and sustainable use of the land, especially through organic food production. All production is to Soil Association organic standards

https://exetergrowerscooperative.wordpress.com/ 

No Guts No Glory is a store that has earned its name by making courageous decisions, setting trends for the greater good of our beautiful planet. Established for over a decade, laying the foundations for Exeter's independent retailer scene, NGNG has built its reputation on supporting independent artists, makers and creators. Through this, the store has developed a highly curated selection of products that have truly been built to last. During the summer of 2020, the store was passed on to a new owner - Alex. Alex, a graduate from the University of Exeter's Business School, focused his studies on sustainability and circular practices. Through his studies, Alex is now applying technical theory to minimise NGNG's environmental footprint, ensuring all of NGNG's products are ethically sourced. 

https://www.ngng.co.uk/ 

Sancho’s is a sustainable and ethical fashion & lifestyle shop based on Exeter’s Fore street. Each product we sell is ethically made from sustainable materials. We curate collections from large sustainable brands as well as small makers working from their living rooms. Sancho’s is unique because of its diverse product range, high ethical standards and ethos to do better, wherever we can.

https://sanchosshop.com/ 

'How On Earth' is a 100% vegan, lovingly hand made range of meat substitutes, locally produced in Devon!

https://www.facebook.com/howonearthvegan 

Soap Daze Vegan soaps and skincare, handcrafted in Devon. Truly natural handmade small batch soaps and skincare

https://soapdaze.com/ 

Recycled Candle Company Our concept is a simple one: With the ever-increasing costs of commercial and non-commercial waste disposal, we offer to collect your scrap candle wax and take it away to be recycled and given new life. After the wax is collected, it is melted down, cleaned, dyed, and scented - all by us, ready to be made into new candles. Browse our current range of scented candles and Christmas candles.

https://therecycledcandlecompany.co.uk/ 

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