Exeter City Council supports staff in climate change protest
Published: 19 September 2019
Exeter City Council said today that it supports the sentiment behind the climate change rally and is happy for any member of staff to take part in tomorrow’s event during their own time, provided that service delivery is maintained to the public.
Earlier in the year the City Council declared a Climate Emergency and pledged that the city would become carbon neutral by 2030.
Cllr Rachel Sutton, Lead Councillor for Climate and Culture, said: “We are committed to tackling the climate change emergency not just here in Exeter but across the planet. For a number of years the City Council has been devoting its energies to a number of projects that aim to reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment.
“We appreciate that many of our staff also feel strongly about saving the planet and for this reason we are happy for any member of staff who wishes to take part in tomorrow’s event to do so in their own time, provided that service delivery can be maintained to the public.”
Tomorrow’s event takes place in Bedford Square at 11am.