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Author: Chris Church

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

April 2022: Tackling the ‘energy crisis’ locally: what do we do?

April 2022: Tackling the ‘energy crisis’ locally: what do we do? We’re in the midst of a major gas crisis. The cost of energy to heat and power our homes is skyrocketing, pushing millions more people into hardship. At the same time fossil fuel companies announce record profits. It’s unjust and unfair, and we can’t…
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South Oxfordshire road protest

This morning – 14th March – we gathered to prevent surveyors for Oxfordshire County Council gaining access to land they wish to compulsorily purchase for their new £294million nine-mile road.  We are calling on them to withdraw this plan and invest in non-polluting infrastructure.  County consultants came and left!  Watch it here.

Stop the Oxfordshire ‘Road to Ruin’!

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) want to build a new 9 mile road across south Oxfordshire. This will impact all villages along the route and increase carbon emissions at a time when we must be cutting them rapidly. It will slice through our countryside and involve a major new bridge over the Thames. It will cost…
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OxFoE January meeting Weds. 12th 7.30pm

Our January meeting will be online – zoom link below. On the agenda: Climate Action in 2022 The new south Oxfrdshire road plan, Air pollution ZC homes.  Any other items email Chris – climate@oxfoe.co.uk Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/93300940046?pwd=bjdralpIVGltUnNOMnZnNDRMSm0wQT09 Meeting ID: 933 0094 0046 Passcode: 092888

New Roads in Oxfordshire – time to say NO!

Oxfordshire County Council submitted a planning application in November to build a new 9 mile road from the A34 at Milton through to the B4014 (Oxford-Wallingford rd.) near Clifton Hampden. This will impact on all villages along its route. Five local parish councils are paying for expert advice to help them oppose the plan.  Oxford…
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Oxford FoE November meeting

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 10th November and will again be in the usual venue (Friends’ Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford) and on Zoom as well from 7.30-9.00pm. We will discuss: Update on the COP – what is coming out and what happens next Tree Week – Nov. 27 – Dec.5 Housing and…
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Stand Up for Climate Justice – Sat. Nov. 6th 11am

Not everyone will be able to make the March in Oxford, and you may also want to show your concern locally. So we ask that at 11am people across the county stand up with friends and a banner with a suitable message, take a photo with the banner message and send it to the Prime…
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Global Day of Action – Sat. Nov. 6th

A major rally is planned for Oxford as part of the Global actin around COP26 – with the possibility of more local events feeding in and linked.   More details to follow!  email climate(at)oxfoe.co.uk if you would like to help

The Green Week launch and the ‘Walk for Life on Earth’ The launch event is in the Broad Meadow area in Broad St. Oxford on Sat. September 18th at 1.45  – 4.30pm. Anneliese Dodds MPs  will launch the week along other inspiring speakers. There’s some music from great local acts and the Orchestra for the…
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Oxfordshire Great Big Green Week Launch – Sat. Sept. 18th Over 80 events are now planned for Oxfordshire Great Big Green Week (18th – 26th Sept.) – a great response by local groups and communities! A full list is on the website https://greenweekoxon.co.uk/ (see ‘What’s On’). It is part of the national Great Big Green…
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