Exeter College Achieves Measurable Reductions to its Carbon Footprint

Exeter College has recently made great strides in fulfilling one of its environmental goals, by replacing two college petrol vehicles with two fully electric Maxus EDeliver vans. 

The College is committed to leading by example on environmental sustainability and this is one step on its plan to be carbon neutral by 2030. 

John Laramy CBE, Principal and Chief Executive said: 

“We believe that actions speak louder than words and as a college we want to play our part in making Exeter, Devon, the region and even the country a leader in the essential endeavour of becoming net zero. We have also committed to the Exeter City Futures ambition of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. 

“Our everyday operations must tie into this ambition and replacing old petrol vehicles with a fleet of fully electric vehicles is a part of this plan. 

“As a college, we actively promote and enable sustainable choices amongst our staff and students, which is part of a whole college approach to being socially responsible.” 

Exeter College is committed to Exeter City Council’s plan to make Exeter carbon neutral by 2030, adopting a coordinated approach and action at local, regional and national levels to address the challenge of carbon emissions and energy use in cities. 

The college is looking to replace all vans and pools cars to electric over the next 5 years and estimates that fuelling the new vans will cost 70% less, compared to traditional fuel. In addition to this, our electricity supplier uses 100% Clean Technology Renewable Energy, and we use a zero to landfill waste solution. 

Exeter College is also proud to be working in partnership with Co Bikes and Co Cars to enable staff and students a sustainable way to travel across the city.