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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

Oxfordshire councils and the climate crisis

Oxford FoE’s May Newsletter is out now – you can download it here: https://www.oxfoe.co.uk/oxford-foe-may-newsletter/ Our report on what our councils have done in the two years since they declared a climate emergency will be launched on Weds. 12 May. We’ll be discussing it at our meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday. Find out more and reserve…
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Oxford Friends of the Earth March newsletter and meeting

Our next online meeting is on Wednesday 10th March (7.30 –9.00pm).  CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE We will discuss: The Oxfordshire Tree Mapping Project (with a talk by Jamie Hartzell, who is leading this work), the new Air Pollution work, and our work on COP26, Climate Action and Zero Carbon Homes. Our latest newsletter…
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OxFoE February newsletter and meeting

Our February newsletter – with info on our current campaigns and more – is available to download here Our next meeting is online on Weds. Feb. 10th at 7.30pm – get the information here

Zero Carbon Homes in Oxfordshire

Oxford Friends of the Earth and partners in the Oxfordshire Zero Carbon Homes Initiative (OZCHI) have launched a new campaign with the aim that all new homes across the county are built to ‘net zero carbon’ standards as soon as possible.  Our County faces serious housing pressure over the next decade. Our concern is that however…
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January 2021 News – be part of the year of climate action!

Our January newsletter is now available – download it here Find out more about what we are planning to do this year and how you can be involved Our next meeting is on Weds. 13th at 7.30pm – sign up to get the zoom link here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/oxfoe-january-meeting

Stop the Wolf! Say no to the Bicester ‘lesiure resort’

Great Wolf Resorts (a huge U.S. ‘leisure industry’ company) are appealing against a decision by Cherwell D.C. planners who unanimously rejected their proposal to building a super-sized American resort in the historic Oxfordshire village of Chesterton. The council said that was completely unsuitable for its location. OxFoE agrees and has sent a letter to the…
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COP 26 – The UN Climate Conference in 2021 and why it matters

Oxford Friends of the Earth  have an informal open meeting on Climate Action and the UN COP 26 conference on Weds. Dec. 2nd  ( 6 – 7.30pm). In November 2021 the UK hosts the UN ‘COP 26’ global climate conference in Glasgow. This is a critically important event for our future. We can all play…
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A green industrial revolution?

Tomorrow 17 Nov. the government is expected to release its 10 point plan for a green industrial revolution. The Climate Coalition has put together this briefing (HMG 10 Point Plan) outlining what is expected and what the coalition is campaigning for. The Climate Coalition’s own 10 point plan is available here.   Compare and contrast to see…
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November newsletter

The OxFoE November newsletter has just gone out to our 1550 supporters. If you’re not on our list you can get a copy here: Nov 2020 newsletter

Oxfordshire County Council Climate Action Framework – available here!

Oxfordshire County Council’s new Climate Action Framework is surprisingly hard to access on their website.  So here it is:  OCC_Climate_Action_Framework-August2020    We will be reviewing this shortly.