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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

United for Nature and Climate in Oxfordshire: our next major event

United for Nature and Climate in Oxfordshire: our next major event Our next major public meeting will be on how nature and climate solutions can work together. It is on Tuesday 28th November We have a great set of speakers: Craig Bennett, Director of The Wildlife Trusts (and formerly FoE CEO) Professor Nathalie Seddon, Nature-based…
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September update: We win our case – but there’s another battle

In July Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) Planning Committee rejected the £300M HIF1 road scheme – they voted 7 to 2 against the scheme and a range of issues where raised showing how flawed the plan was – see below. This is a major victory for us after 18 months of campaigning.  Now the government has…
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Action on particulate pollution

Oxford FoE is working with Oxford City Council on a new campaign to tackle the health and environmental harms of using wood burning stoves. Under the banner ‘Do You Fuel Good?’ the campaign aims to educate and inform anyone who uses wood burning stoves and open fireplaces on the harms they cause, and inform them of…
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New alliance launched to oppose damaging road schemes across Oxfordshire

On Sat. Nov. 5th groups from across the county are meeting to launch of the Oxfordshire Roads Action Alliance (ORAA). ORAA is a community alliance and campaign group that is being set up to prevent unsuitable road development in Oxfordshire. ORAA is supported by local parish councils, Oxford Friends of the Earth and the national…
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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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