WHAT IS THE EARTH REPAIR SHOP?
We are a community hub, situated in the heart of Ilfracombe North Devon, providing information, support and activities to raise awareness for sustainable living and environmental thinking. We aim to bring the community together to tackle the current climate crisis.
Our campaigns aim to encourage residents and visitors to reuse, recycle and repair and to help everyone reduce their carbon footprint. We are on hand for advice on reducing energy bills, adopting a greener living practice and engaging with the rest of the local community in driving Ilfracombe towards a net zero carbon goal.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
Awareness of Climate Change is growing exponentially; in the UK alone, hundreds of local authorities have declared a Climate Emergency - including Devon County Council, North Devon District Council and Ilfracombe Town Council. Steps are being taken to address both carbon reduction and the need for adaptation, especially in coastal communities like Ilfracombe.
At the Earth Repair Shop, we believe that a community connected to the natural world is a true force for nature and one that can use positive impacts to drive back the affects of climate change in our area. Living in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) we must protect what we love. With sustainable living practices and greener thinking, we can help repair the Earth, together.
What can you do?
Make a pledge for the planet!
There's no denying that our planet needs us, now more than ever, to reduce our carbon impact by changing some of the ways in which we live. Our exciting campaign, Pledge for the Planet, aims to incentivise the residents of Ilfracombe to get involved individually and as a community, to help slow the affects of climate change by meeting designated pledges with environmental aims.
To find out more, and to order your Pledge Pack, please see our Get Involved page to start pledging!