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Oxford Friends of the Earth


Oxford Friends of the Earth is a thriving and effective local group that has been active for over 40 years.  Our purpose is to work together to promote a healthy and sustainable environment. We aim to accomplish this by encouraging people across Oxfordshire to be active in driving meaningful, positive change that makes a lasting difference on our environment. We are one of 150 local groups in England and Wales that are part of the national Friends of the Earth organisation (which is one of 75 national groups across the world).

Friends of the Earth’s vision is that “By 2030, the next generation will enjoy an environment that’s getting better: a safer climate, flourishing nature, and healthy air, water and food.”

Latest News

“Scrap Expressway” say Oxford planning experts

  A group of Oxfordshire planners have gone public with their concerns about the Expressway and the Oxfordshire 2050 Plan, calling for the proposed road to be scrapped and for[…]

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Climate Action Conference Report and materials

The report from our May 4th Climate Action Conference  is now available. It highlights the need for us to act on planning issues such as the Oxfordshire 2050 plan and[…]

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Oxford Friends of the Earth launch schools clean air action survey : please respond!

Oxford Friends of the Earth (OxFoE) is this week launching a survey of schools across the county to find out what is being done on tackling air pollution issues and[…]

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Climate Change

We need to have the strongest possible calls for action locally and nationally to cut our carbon  emissions to zero. We have a Climate Working Group leading our activities

Air Quality

Oxford FoE have an active Clean Air working group and we have set up the Clean Air Charter


The proposed Oxford-Cambridge Expressway will have hugely damaging impacts on our environment and our communities.

Nature (and bees)

We have worked hard to get better support for bees and pollinators across the county


We are working with other groups across the county to end the use of single-use plastics

Local Development

Oxfordshire faces huge development pressures. We work to ensure local plans take climate change seriously

Upcoming Events Calendar

Public Meeting discussing: ‘How do we clean up Britain’s Air?’ @ Oxford Town Hall
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On 20 June it’s National Clean Air Day and Oxford Friends of the Earth is co-hosting a public discussion at Oxford Town Hall on ‘How do we clean up Britain’s air? Get your tickets now!  Focusing on national and local air quality issues, progress and solutions, speakers include Annelise Dodds (MP for Oxford East and Shadow Treasury Minister), Councillor Tom Hayes (Oxford City Council Cabinet Member for a Zero Carbon Oxford), Councillor Christopher Hammond (Leader, Southampton City Council), Fiona Tavner (Oxford Friends of the Earth) and Matt Allen (CEO, Pivot Power). Chair: Polly Billington (Director, UK100). Urgent action is needed across all levels of government and business to clean Britain’s toxic air and decarbonise our energy. The opportunity and benefits of moving to clean energy can help us tackle the dangers of polluted air that contributes to thousands of premature deaths.
Cowley Road Carnival @ Cowley Road
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join us at this year’s Cowley Road Carnival, where we’ll be holding a stall! If you would like to volunteer to help on our stall, contact stalls@oxfoe.co.uk For more information about the Carnival, visit http://www.cowleyroadcarnival.co.uk/portfolio/download-carnival-guide/

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