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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

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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Oxford Friends of the Earth: Local Group of the Year (2018)

Coordinator’s report 2018/2019, presented at Oxford Friends of the Earth’s AGM on 8 May 2019 by Fiona Tavner It really does feel like we’re at a tipping point right now and momentum is gathering… Let’s look back at the past year – and what a year it was! View the accompanying slide presentation here. Climate…
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Oxford Together on Climate Change website revamped!

Oxford Together on Climate Change is a project that Oxford FoE launched in December 2018 to encourage people to take action across Oxfordshire. The website has had a major redevelopment and is now re-launched – visit https://change4climate.uk and record your action! Oxford Together on Climate Change is supported by several organisations and groups. It’s part…
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Air Pollution – OxFoE launch Oxfordshire Schools Clean Air Network

The OxFoE Clean Air working group are developing our work with local schools. We have some funding to carry out a survey of Oxfordshire schools to find out what they are doing on air pollution, idling outside schools, and active transport (cycling and walking).  We’ll be doing this work in April and May 2019, and…
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Climate Change?   Climate Emergency?  What can we do in Oxford?

  Climate Change?   Climate Emergency?  What can we do in Oxford? Oxford FoE is running a major workshop on climate change on Saturday May 4th (10am – 4pm). It’s free to attend and open to anyone who is active or would like to be more active on helping tackle climate change.  The day is intended both…
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