Things you can do as an individual to help tackle to climate crisis

Everyone needs to do their bit. Little changes can still have a big impact. Where to start? The following will help...

Reduce your carbon footprint

Your carbon footprint is a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases you contribute to the atmosphere through your lifestyle.

WWF have produced a simple carbon calculator you can use, visit WWf's website.

Local sustainability experts Carbon Savvy also have a helpful calculator.

If you're looking to sign up to a newsletter, Carbon Savvy have a fun and informative one which helps you reduce your carbon footprint. You can sign up via their website.

Sign up to 361's Energy's free member programme

361 Energy will send you practical tips and advice on how to reduce your carbon footprint, one week at a time. They'll let you know about local climate events, and offers and discounts from climate friendly products and services. We've worked with 361 energy for some time promoting their home energy advice service - a great local social enterprise supporting our residents and businesses in reducing their carbon impact.

Sign up

Support wildlife

Devon Wildlife Trust can show you a number of ways you can take action at home to help wildlife and the environment, from making a seed bomb or a bug hotel to growing a mini-meadow. Visit their website for more information.

You can also visit North Devon Biosphere's website and make a Pledge for Nature!

And if you're looking for more simple ways to be more environmentally friendly, you can visit Friends of The Earth's website.


We sometimes hold events that require the good work of volunteers. We advertise these events on our North Devon Council Facebook page under 'events'.

Funding and advice

Funding may be available to help you take action. You could check out our latest North Devon Climate Action page or visit Devon County Council's funding news page.