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Exploring how to adapt services to reflect commitment to addressing climate change

Organisation name: YMCA Exeter
Organisation location: United Kingdom
  • Built Environment
  • Housing
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable Development Goals
Type of opportunity:
  • Research
Short summary: As part of one of the oldest international charities in the world working for and with young people, we are convinced that protecting our shared environment is of fundamental importance and we recognise our own environmental accountability towards current and future generations. YMCA Exeter acknowledges the cause and effect relationship between human activity, climate crises and their link to current and future homelessness and poverty in various areas of the planet and we are committed to taking action towards the reduction our carbon footprint through making conscious decisions and changes in the way we deliver our service to young people.

We want to assess our current sustainability credentials across our whole organisation, exploring ways we can innovate and adapt our services to reflect our commitment to addressing climate change. This will include exploration into existing services we provide e.g. supported accommodation for homeless young people and horticulture, and might consist of interviews with staff members and service users and research into other industries and sectors. It could also look into how we better use all our stages of accommodation and land to enhance the environments around us.

UN Sustainability Development Goals
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Climate Action
When does the project start? 20/09/2021
Status: Currently available