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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

Welcome to 2020

It’s going to be a busy year. We need to see pledges to act by government and councils turned into real action, and we need to be gearing up for the critical UN Climate talks – COP26, taking place in Glasgow in November. Our next meeting is this Wednesday, 8 January, 7.30–9.00 pm at our…
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Oxford Trees for the Future news update

There’s a lot going on with our Trees for the Future work!  We have groups working with communities, landowners, colleges and councils.    Find out more in our new newsletter – get it here: trees newsletter You can join our work and sign our petition via the OxTrees website – www.oxtrees.uk  There’s our full Trees…
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Oxford Friends of the Earth launch ‘Fast Forward Oxfordshire’

On Thursday 24th Oct.Oxford Friends of the Earth launch our Fast Forward Oxfordshire report.   This 20 page report looks at what Oxfordshire might be like in 2040 if we have tackled the climate crisis effectively, avoiding the worst consequences. In doing so we will have created a healthier, cleaner and prosperous society and economy. It…
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Next steps for the Trees for Climate campaign – 31st August 12.00

We need to increase tree planting on a very large scale. Friends of the Earth is calling on the UK government to commit to double tree cover across the UK as one part of work to tackle the climate crisis here and across the world. Oxford Friends of the Earth is working across Oxfordshire to…
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“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 the 2050 Plan to be rewritten from the start. These points closely match our concerns. They are working under the title of POETS – Planning…
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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 the county Council’s proposed new Local Transport Plan. The report also summarises many of the workshops – download it here: Climate-Action-Conference-report. There were two very…
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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 encouraging healthy transport. OxFoE is aware that some schools have been encouraging cycling and walking to school (with support from local councils), while also discouraging…
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