Work to develop the ‘Oxfordshire 2050 Plan’ – a strategic planning document for the county – is moving forward with the ‘Oxfordshire Open Thought’ (OxOT) consultation. The consultation closes on July 31. Oxford Friends of the Earth (OxFoE) believe that this plan should be the road map for our county to achieve ‘Net Zero Carbon’… Read more
Air pollution in Oxford increased in 2019 for the first time in years – probably due to extreme weather. This is the first significant increase in air pollution levels since 2011. It masks a plateauing trend which illustrates that more needs to be done to tackle pollution in the city, including the faster introduction of… Read more
Air Quality in Oxfordshire – what’s happening and how do we move forward? Meeting: 8 July One positive impact of the lockdown has been the fall in air pollution levels. At the OxfoE online monthly meeting on Wednesday 8 July, (7.30 – 9pm) we will be discussing how we can work to ensure air quality… Read more
Oxford Friends of the Earth stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. We, like so many people around the world, are outraged and horrified by the killing of George Floyd in the US and all others who have been killed, attacked, or unfairly treated as a result of systemic racism. We are an environmental organisation and social justice… Read more
Learning from Lockdown – how can we build a better future? On Wednesday May 25th Oxford Friends of the Earth launches our new project to record people’s stories of positive changes that they have made during the ‘lockdown’. The last few weeks have seen massive changes in how we live and work. Alongside the problems… Read more
OxFoE’s May newsletter is available here. You will see that it covers the consultation on the proposed Local Transport Plan for the county. Please help us push for a stronger plan by responding to the consultation. You can find full details on the Transport page.
Oxfordshire County Council is currently looking for views on their proposed ‘Local Transport and Connectivity Plan’ (LTCP). Transport is the biggest source of carbon emissions in Oxfordshire and the main cause of air pollution. Getting this right is vital for our future. The consultation closes tomorrow night. The main response from Oxford Friends of the… Read more