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Climate action

Get Involved

Get Involved

To achieve Devon and Cornwall's target of net-zero emissions by 2050 we need to make a collective effort to take urgent action. Whether you are a University of Exeter student, staff or a member of the local community there are ways to ge involved in tackling climate change in the South West. 

Public and community engagement projects

Top tips for reducing your personal carbon footprint

Read the top tips for reducing your personal carbon footprint from the Net Zero Citizens Assembly project. You can also sign the Devon Climate Declaration.

This project brought together experts and citizens to work on the urgent actions that will reduce Devon’s carbon emissions to net-zero. The Assembly produced recommendations to feed into the Devon Carbon Plan which will set the course of action across Devon for reducing carbon emissions to net-zero emissions by 2050.

Teachers toolkit for teaching climate-focused data analytics

The University of Exeter has worked with local schools and the Met Office to explore new ways of teaching data analytics through student-centred, problem-based learning, focusing on the impacts of weather and climate change. This project supports teachers with case studies and student-centred resources. 

Teachers can access the Data Analytics Framework to plan teaching activities.

Explore the changing environment in the Exe estuary

Explore the place you live: Take part in events, activities, and gatherings, to find out more, share knowledge, inspire learning and reflection about Exmouth and the Exe estuary with the Tidelines project. 

This project is run in partnership with the University of Exeter and brings together arts, science, local knowledge and academic research to engage local members of the community with the Exe estuary. The project is looking to develop research and action with communities in response to the changing marine and estuary environment in Exmouth and the Exe estuary.

Student projects

Become a Green Consultant

This industry-recognised, award-winning, training programme prepares students for the workplace through a combination of experiential learning alongside knowledge application on real business projects for the University. The free programme open to all University of Exeter students involves facilitated learning and practical hands-on experience for students interested in pursuing a career with an environmental or sustainability focus. Find out more about becoming a Green Consultant. 

More information for employers interested in hosting motivated students.

Conserve and improve our environment

Get involved in exciting activities to help conserve and improve the beautiful environment we have in Exeter and the surrounding area with the ESV Environment Project.

Find out more on the Students' Guild website.

Grand Challenges: Design innovative solutions to environmental challenges

Grand Challenges is a project week where students work in interdisciplinary groups to design innovative solutions to real world challenges. The challenges have a a strong focus on sustainability and run every year.