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Green Party of England and Wales.

 

 

Serving members, supporters and citizens in the towns and villages around West Oxfordshire, including the following wards:

 

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  • Chipping Norton
  • Ducklington
  • Eynsham and Cassington
  • Freeland and Hanborough
  • Hailey, Minster Lovell and Leafield
  • Kingham, Rollright and Enstone
  • Milton under Wychwood
  • North Leigh
  • Standlake, Aston and Stanton Harcourt
  • Stonesfield and Tackley
  • The Bartons
  • Witney Central
  • Witney East
  • Witney North
  • Witney South
  • Witney West
  • Woodstock and Bladon

 

 

 

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GREEN EVENTS 
(Many of them on-line)
 
Keep an eye on this page as it is updated regularly.
In these uncertain times, it's vital that we continue to keep in touch with one another and strengthen our community across the county. The Oxfordshire Green Party and its Branches are running a range of online events during this time which we'd love you to join. From consulting on the post pandemic future of Oxfordshire, to learning what a Green councillor does or catching up with friends in a virtual pub, there's something for everyone over the coming days. OGP Events pages
 
The recordings of the event organised by West Oxfordshire Green PartyNet Zero, Warm Homes and Green Jobs on Thursday 21st January has now been posted. The presentations and a video of the event on our presentations page.

Events Calendar

Note: Green Party organised events are in bold and marked with the Green Party Logo.West Oxfordshire Green Party
 
In addition to Green Party events, we will try to keep an updated list of webinars, events and discussions that may be of interest to members and supporters of the Green Party.
 
If you are running an event or know of one that could be of interest to our members and supporters please let us know by emailing events@westoxon-greens.uk 
 

FUTURE EVENTS

West Oxfordshire Green Party

Thursday 16th Sept

20:00

Green Drinks Sept

West Oxfordshire Green Party

Social evening.

 

We plan to restart our Informal evening meet-ups – “Green Drinks” on the evening of Thursday 16th Sept. from 8:00 pm onwards, and then every third Thursdayof the month.

 

We are trying a new location for our meet-ups, the snug of the Beekeepers on Market Square Witney . The kitchen will be open until 9:00 pm.

 

We do hope that you will be able to join us and meet up and make new contacts.

Sat 18th Sept
1-4pm.

Repair Cafe

SHARE Oxford Repair Cafe
at Gloucester Green:  Sewing & mechanical/battery operated electrical repairs

SHARE Oxford Repair Cafe
at Gloucester Green:  Sewing & mechanical/battery operated electrical repairs

We're hosting a small scale Repair Cafe for sewing repairs and mechanical/battery operated electrical items on Saturday 18 September from 1-4pm at Gloucester Green market. Click on Link to register

 

This is in association with the CAG Oxfordshire exhibition From the Ground Up: Stories of Climate Action which is being held at the Old Fire Station throughout September 

 

West Oxfordshire Green Party

Mon, 20 Sept. 2021

19:00 – 20:00 BST

UN CLIMATE CONFERENCE COP26

UN Climate Change Conference (COP26);
In Discussion with
Natalie Bennett

Natalie Bennett is the former leader of the Green Party (2012-16), a Green Party peer and Sheffield Green Party Member.

 

The Cambridge Green Party is delighted to be hosting her for a talk this September on the UN Climate Conference (COP26) and how it should be used to mobilise real efforts to prevent damage from the climate emergency.

 

The latest IPCC report sounded the alarm that we must force new policy measures to deal with the climate emergency. An IPSOS Mori poll recently showed that concern over the climate crisis is at a 30 year high in the UK. Almost 3000 new members have joined the Green Party this month. There is a real sense in the UK and around the world that the time for action is running out and that we must be decisive in our next steps.

This event is open to anyone who wants to learn more from Natalie about what those next steps should be, and we hope that there will be an opportunity for questions and answers if time allows.

 

If you are unable to make it in person we are pleased to also offer an online ticket for this event

 


PAST EVENTS

Below are our more recent listings of events that have past.  (If you have missed an event but are interested in the topic, you can often find a recording of the event via the link below.)

 

Older past events are now archived on our "Past Events" page.  Click here to review them.

Wed 26 May

07:45

The Future Focus Series: Fresh thoughts on environment and innovation:


Practical steps for mitigation

Environment and Innovation 

The Future Focus breakfast series highlights the innovative thinking and business practices that will tackle the world's greatest challenges
 

The Taylor Vinters Future Focus Series: Fresh thoughts on environment and innovation

 

Whenever the issue of our future relationship with the planet’s environment is raised, the responses are often well-meaning but cover the same old ground. Wind turbines, less plastic packaging, carbon off-setting for example. They may be part of the answer, but as we edge closer to the point of no return, the world urgently needs fresh ideas with greater impact.

 

Our Future Focus series highlights the innovative thinking and business practices that will tackle the world’s greatest challenges. In our first series of three virtual breakfasts, we will be discussing how purpose-led businesses can make a tangible impact in eco-innovation.

 

The guest speakers at these breakfast events will feature industry experts, academics, business owners and journalists. They’ll confront the hard facts, examine new ideas and debate which are viable and likely to gain support from businesses and the public.

 

Each virtual breakfast will include an open Q&A session for you to join in the discussion and idea sharing, with opportunities to network.

The discussion themes:

• 28 April 2021 – Uncomfortable truths and eco-innovation

• 12 May 2021 – How nature can provide solutions

• 26 May 2021 – Practical steps for mitigation

 

Uncomfortable Truths and Eco-Innovation

Hear from Prof Bob Montgomery, Professor of Zoology, co-founder of the world’s first Conservation Venture Studio with a mission to accelerate innovative solutions addressing the world’s most pressing environmental problems, and Chris Goodall, advocate and communicator about the low carbon energy transition and author of ‘What we need to do now’.

 

Join us at 7.45 for coffee and networking before the presentations and Q&A 8-9am, followed by more networking until 9.30.

 

Register Here


 

Wed 19 May

17:30 - 21:00

Improving your home to use less energy

 Improve your Home to Use Less Energy

Improving your home to use less energy

'Meet' local people who have made changes big or small to their homes, and explore domestic energy use with experts Saskya Huggins from the Low Carbon Hub and Gary Irvine, freelance home energy assessor.

 

The event will cover a range of measures, including major ones like heat pumps, mechanical heat recovery, external wall insulation and other types of insulation, and smaller ones like draught proofing, radiators and lighting.

 

We will find out from local home owners what they learnt retrofitting their homes, and what their top tips are. And there will be lots of time for questions.

 

Click Here to Register

 

Wed 12 May

07:45

The Future Focus Series: Fresh thoughts on environment and innovation:


How nature can provide solutions

Environment and Innovation 

The Future Focus breakfast series highlights the innovative thinking and business practices that will tackle the world's greatest challenges
 

The Taylor Vinters Future Focus Series: Fresh thoughts on environment and innovation

 

Whenever the issue of our future relationship with the planet’s environment is raised, the responses are often well-meaning but cover the same old ground. Wind turbines, less plastic packaging, carbon off-setting for example. They may be part of the answer, but as we edge closer to the point of no return, the world urgently needs fresh ideas with greater impact.

 

Our Future Focus series highlights the innovative thinking and business practices that will tackle the world’s greatest challenges. In our first series of three virtual breakfasts, we will be discussing how purpose-led businesses can make a tangible impact in eco-innovation.

 

The guest speakers at these breakfast events will feature industry experts, academics, business owners and journalists. They’ll confront the hard facts, examine new ideas and debate which are viable and likely to gain support from businesses and the public.

 

Each virtual breakfast will include an open Q&A session for you to join in the discussion and idea sharing, with opportunities to network.

The discussion themes:

• 28 April 2021 – Uncomfortable truths and eco-innovation

• 12 May 2021 – How nature can provide solutions

• 26 May 2021 – Practical steps for mitigation

 

Uncomfortable Truths and Eco-Innovation

Hear from Prof Bob Montgomery, Professor of Zoology, co-founder of the world’s first Conservation Venture Studio with a mission to accelerate innovative solutions addressing the world’s most pressing environmental problems, and Chris Goodall, advocate and communicator about the low carbon energy transition and author of ‘What we need to do now’.

 

Join us at 7.45 for coffee and networking before the presentations and Q&A 8-9am, followed by more networking until 9.30.

 

Register Here


 

Wed 5 May 

Westmill Wind Farm & Solar Park VIRTUAL Guided Tour

 Westmill Wind farm and solar park

Discover Community Energy in Action!

 

We conduct tours of our wind farm and solar park on the Oxfordshire / Wiltshire border - both in person, in the warmer months of the year, and virtually.

 

For this event, we'd like to welcome you to join us on a virtual tour around our wind farm and solar park.

 

Join one of our knowledgable guides to learn about how the Westmill Wind Farm & Solar Park became one of the largest community-owned solar farms in the world.

 

Discover how our turbines work, learn about renewable energy, hear the history of the site and find out about the installation and energy generation of the five turbines and over twenty thousand solar panels.

 

 

Sun 2 May, 10:00 & 13:00 (or both) 

West Oxfordshire Green Party
Witney Action Day

Witney Action Day, Sun 2 May. Vote Green, Vote Andrew Prosser!

Witney North & East 

Witney Action Day

Please join us campaigning to get Andrew Prosser elected as District and County Councillor on 6 May! 

Activities: we will be door-knocking and leafleting. Door-knocking is much easier than you think - and more fun! Materials and guidance will be provided and anyone less experienced or confident can go in a pair with someone more experienced, or can help with leafleting instead.

 

Covid precautions - we won’t be going inside, will bring own sandwiches/drinks, have with us masks and hand sanitiser, will maintain social distancing.

 

We will meet outside the house (address given below), which is next to the Elmfield council offices & opposite No. 20 on New Yatt Road. Parking (if arriving by car) is in the Elmfield council offices car park next door.

 

Come for the whole day, or just for the morning (10am-1pm) or afternoon (1/1.30-4pm). 

 

Register Here

 
 

Wed 28 April

07:45

The Future Focus Series: Fresh thoughts on environment and innovation:


Uncomfortable truths and eco-innovation

Environment and Innovation 

The Future Focus breakfast series highlights the innovative thinking and business practices that will tackle the world's greatest challenges
 

The Taylor Vinters Future Focus Series: Fresh thoughts on environment and innovation

 

Whenever the issue of our future relationship with the planet’s environment is raised, the responses are often well-meaning but cover the same old ground. Wind turbines, less plastic packaging, carbon off-setting for example. They may be part of the answer, but as we edge closer to the point of no return, the world urgently needs fresh ideas with greater impact.

 

Our Future Focus series highlights the innovative thinking and business practices that will tackle the world’s greatest challenges. In our first series of three virtual breakfasts, we will be discussing how purpose-led businesses can make a tangible impact in eco-innovation.

 

The guest speakers at these breakfast events will feature industry experts, academics, business owners and journalists. They’ll confront the hard facts, examine new ideas and debate which are viable and likely to gain support from businesses and the public.

 

Each virtual breakfast will include an open Q&A session for you to join in the discussion and idea sharing, with opportunities to network.

The discussion themes:

• 28 April 2021 – Uncomfortable truths and eco-innovation

• 12 May 2021 – How nature can provide solutions

• 26 May 2021 – Practical steps for mitigation

 

Uncomfortable Truths and Eco-Innovation

Hear from Prof Bob Montgomery, Professor of Zoology, co-founder of the world’s first Conservation Venture Studio with a mission to accelerate innovative solutions addressing the world’s most pressing environmental problems, and Chris Goodall, advocate and communicator about the low carbon energy transition and author of ‘What we need to do now’.

 

Join us at 7.45 for coffee and networking before the presentations and Q&A 8-9am, followed by more networking until 9.30.

 

Register Here


 

Mon 26 April

18:30

 

Steam Trains to Green Chains

Steam Trains to Green Chains

Explore the role of railways in the changes to the Great North Wood with Mathew Frith.
 

The railways were main drivers that contributed to the loss of the remaining Great North Wood from the 1840s to 1890s, by stimulating new development along their corridors and in and around Crystal Palace. However since the 1950s, their linesides have become more wooded, some becoming nature reserves and or sites of wildlife interest. And one line, closed in 1954, has since become partly recolonised by nature, and now forms a green walking route.

 

Mathew Frith is an urban ecologist with a particular interest in the relationship between nature and society in towns and cities. He has 30 years’ experience of land management policy and practice in nature conservation with organisations, including English Nature and Peabody.

 

He currently works as London Wildlife Trust's Director of Conservation, overseeing the management and development of the Trust’s conservation work, developing the policy base to advocate the protection, creation and promotion of a wilder city, and furthering the Trust’s research work. Mathew managed Sydenham Hill Wood between 1990-96.

 

Click Here to Register

 

Sat 24 April, 10:00 & 13:00 (or both!) 

West Oxfordshire Green Party
Witney Action Day

Wintey Action Day - Vote Green Vote Andrew Prosser

 

Witney North & East 

Witney Action Day

Please join us campaigning to get Andrew Prosser elected as District and County Councillor on 6 May! 

Activities: we will be door-knocking and leafleting. Door-knocking is much easier than you think - and more fun! Materials and guidance will be provided and anyone less experienced or confident can go in a pair with someone more experienced, or can help with leafleting instead.

 

Covid precautions - we won’t be going inside, will bring own sandwiches/drinks, have with us masks and hand sanitiser, will maintain social distancing.

 

We will meet outside the house (address given below), which is next to the Elmfield council offices & opposite No. 20 on New Yatt Road. Parking (if arriving by car) is in the Elmfield council offices car park next door.

 

Come for the whole day, or just for the morning (10am-1pm) or afternoon (1/1.30-4pm). 

 

Register Here

 
 

Thu 22 April

Clean Innovations for improving the Energy Efficiency of Homes

 Clean Tech for improving energy efficiency in homes

As every home is unique, what low carbon solutions are required to retrofit the 27 million homes?
 

Cambridge Cleantech and pjb Associates are once again teaming up to bring you the best of cleantech in order to achieve sustainable homes.

 

In this webinar, we will be discussing the importance of retrofitting the millions of UK homes effectively and in an affordable, scalable manner.

 

Our homes and are as unique as their occupant(s). One of the key difficulties of improving the energy efficiency of your home is that, as for many other areas, one size does not fit all.

 

 

 

Thu 22 April

 

Energy improvements for manufacturing businesses – and an invitation to apply for and Energy Pioneer Grant

Energy in Manufacturing

Energy improvements for manufacturing businesses

Oxfordshire’s buildings are old, inefficient, and constantly wasting energy – and that includes our workplaces: offices, warehouses, manufacturing plants etc.

 

In fact, in the UK buildings are responsible for 29% of total carbon emissions.

 

Not only is this a disaster for the environment, it’s also leaving businesses with high energy bills that damage their bottom line, and workplaces that are uncomfortable for employees, customers, and visitors.

 

One sector where this is particularly important is manufacturing. Manufacturing businesses tend to have lots of energy intensive equipment which needs to be constantly run. They also often occupy large spaces which need to be well lit and heated for both health and safety and comfort.

 

In this event we’ll be exploring the energy improvements that manufacturing businesses can make in their premises – and how this can contribute to significant cost and carbon savings. We’ll also tell you more about the Energy Pioneer Award, and inviting you to make an application for your company.

 

Click Here to Register

 

Thu 22 April 

19:30 – 21:00

Talking food and climate

 Talking Food and Climate

Talking food and climate
 
An expert-led workshop for anyone keen to explore how their diet and food use choices impact the climate, hear about inspiring projects and reduce their personal impact.
 

LCWO ACT Now workshop with:

 - Anaïs Bozetine, Replenish Project Coordinator;

 - Susan Hutchinson, LCWO;

 - Ruth Lyster, School Cook at West Oxford Community Primary; and

 - Nina Osswald, Good Food Oxford.

 

Register Here

 

Thu 22 April 

 

18:00 – 19:00

Black Gold: How to Make Compost to Feed Your Soil

Black Gold - Compost

Learn how to transform kitchen and garden waste into compost, and how composting can feed your soil and your plants.
 
Home composting is an easy and eco-friendly way to deal with kitchen and garden waste. Known as black gold by gardeners, homemade compost is full of life and nutrients that will feed your soil and your plants.

In this session we will look at:

  • Different methods of home composting
  • The ideal compost 'recipe'
  • The golden rules of composting
  • How compost feeds the soil by supporting soil life

About the facilitators:

The session will be led by compost enthusiasts Anaïs Bozetine and Liz Clarke, and is co-hosted by Replenish and Harvest @ Home.

About Replenish

Replenish supports Oxfordshire residents to grow and cook nutritious food with zero waste. The project is managed by the Community Action Groups (CAG) Project Oxfordshire and funded by Oxfordshire County Council.

www.replenishoxfordshire.com 

About Harvest @ Home

Harvest @ Home aims to support food security "from the ground up" by providing the equipment and skills necessary for people to plant, care for, and harvest their very own produce at home.

www.cherwellcollective.com/about-us/harvest-home/

Contact the organiser: anais@cagoxfordshire.org.uk   

 

Wed
21st April 

19:30

A Wild Bee Talk

A Wild Bee Talk

A WILD BEE TALK
Presented by Roselle Chapman, a Community Ecologist and trustee of Wild `Oxfordshire 

hosted by South Stoke Wildlife & Conservation Group.

 

Roselle Chapman will talk all things 'Wild Bees' on Wednesday 21st April at 7.30pm.

 

Roselle studied bumblebee ecology and genetics for her Ph.D and is a much-renowned speaker.

 

The talk will cover why wild bees and other pollinators are so important, but still the unsung heroes of the environment, gardens and countryside and continue to decline in number and range.

 

Roselle will identify what we can all do to help wild bees and, in so doing, assist biodiversity as a whole.

 

(The talk is free to attend but a contribution to Wild Oxfordshire would be much appreciated!)

 

For more Details and to Register Click Here

 
Sat 18
April 
10:00 & 13:00

West Oxfordshire Green Party Event

 

West Oxfordshire Green Party
Witney Action Day

Wintey Action Day - Vote Green Vote Andrew Prosser

 

Witney North & East 

Witney Action Day

Please join us campaigning to get Andrew Prosser elected as District and County Councillor on 6 May! 

Activities: we will be door-knocking and leafleting. Door-knocking is much easier than you think - and more fun! Materials and guidance will be provided and anyone less experienced or confident can go in a pair with someone more experienced, or can help with leafleting instead.

 

Covid precautions - we won’t be going inside, will bring own sandwiches/drinks, have with us masks and hand sanitiser, will maintain social distancing.

 

We will meet outside the house (address given below), which is next to the Elmfield council offices & opposite No. 20 on New Yatt Road. Parking (if arriving by car) is in the Elmfield council offices car park next door.

 

Come for the whole day, or just for the morning (10am-1pm) or afternoon (1/1.30-4pm). 

 

Register Here

 

Thu 15 April

19:00

 

CLIMATE CABARET

Hosted by Possible

Climate Cabaret

 

On Thursday 15th April at 7pm UK based "Possible" are hosting their first CLIMATE CABARET, streamed direct to your living room!

 

Join them and a host of great performers, including:

  • poets,
  • drag artists and
  • musicians,

Be the first to see their exciting new work about the climate crisis.

SEE FULL LINEUP

 

Thu 15 April 

 

17:00 – 18:30

 

The Race to Zero Emissions for Local Government

The Race to Zero Emmissions

 

Join us for a discussion on how local governments can set meaningful climate plans and join the global Race to Zero Emissions.

 

*Version française ci-dessous/ deutsche Version unten / versione italiana sotto*

 

This global webinar is for leaders of local communities interested in pledging or updating a net zero climate target as part of the UN-backed Race to Zero emissions campaign to raise global ambition ahead of the Conference of Parties in Glasgow in November.

 

This webinar will feature members of the Race to Zero Cities Campaign, with representatives from ICLEI, C40 the and Global Covenant of Mayors and the University of Oxford.

 

Speakers include:

  • Fiona Macklin | Race to Zero Campaign Coordinator, Climate Champions
  • Councilmember Tom Hayes | Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Green Transport and Zero Carbon Oxford at Oxford City Council
  • Kate Cullen | Net Zero Researcher, UC Berkeley and University of Oxford
  • Dr. Shannon McDaniel | Director of Data Strategy, Global Covenant of Mayors
  • Joshua Alpert | Director of Special Projects, C40 cities Climate Leadership Group
  • Cesar Carreño-Chasin | Head of Climate Data, ICLEI

To Register click Here

 

Thu 15 April

12:00 - 13:50

 

Active Travel (Lunchtime) conference for Oxford and Oxfordshire

Oxford/ Oxfordshire  Active Travel Lunchtime Conference

 

 

Join us on 15 April 2021 for the second CoHSAT conference, where we will be discussing all things active travel across the county.

Programme

12:00 - Welcome and introduction

 

12:05 - 12.30 - An update on our 2020/21 projects

  • The opportunities to convert St Giles into a public space.
  • Build Oxford Back Better, a popup experience.
  • The provision of good quality, on-road cycle parking where none exists at present.
  • Assisting the development of new Healthy Streets and Active Travel groups in several county towns .
  • The Walkability Index.

12:30 - 12:50 The view from the county - An update from Wantage, Abingdon and Bicester on the state of active travel across Oxfordshire.

 

12:50 - 12:55 - Local Elections 2021 - Local elections in the United Kingdom are due to be held on 6 May 2021 for English local councils. Learn about CoHSAT's survey of candidate views on active travel.

 

12:55 - 13:15 - Speakers - David Rogers , from the No Expressway Group, will explain the current status of the Oxford Cambridge Expressway decisions and the proposed growth in household numbers.

 

13:15 - 13:30 - Q&A

 

For more details and to register click here

 

Wed 14 April

14:30 - 16:00

 

Hydrogen: True Green Energy Systems

Hydrogen

 

What is happening in the hydrogen economy? What do you need to build a hydrogen system? Join our webinar to find out!
 

Hydrogen is booming and set to become a key stone in the energy mix. Especially the small off grid systems are already cost competitive and a completely ‘green’ replacement of diesel gensets.

 

HyET Hydrogen organises a webinar explaining the potentials of small hydrogen off grid systems. Electrolysis, compression, and fuel cell technology are making significant technological and economic improvements which make the application even more interesting.

 

Join us on April 14th and learn about the latest insights. For more details and to register click here

 

Tue 13 April

16:30 – 17:30

 

Biomass and Bioenergy: a vital component of the UK’s green economy?

Biomass and Bioenergy

 

‘Biomass and Bioenergy: a vital component of the UK’s green economy?’

 

Professor Patricia Thornley, Director of the Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute at Aston University

 

Bioenergy is arguably the oldest form of energy provision known to man and yet, in recent years it has also become one of the most controversial and contested forms of energy provision. Doubts have been cast on the ability of bioenergy systems to actually deliver real carbon reductions and concerns raised about wider impacts, including land-use and food-fuel tensions.

In this seminar Patricia Thornley will introduce the current status of UK bioenergy, discussing the available feedstocks, conversion technologies and relevant demand sectors. She will evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different bioenergy systems over their life-cycle and compare those to plausible alternatives.

 

To Register Click Here

 

Fri,
April 9, 

 

12:30 AM – 2:00 

 

Zero Carbon, Zero Bills. For Arlington.

 Zero Carbon Home

How to cut your heating bill, electric bill and carbon footprint to zero, by someone who has done it - David Green
 

This webinar is free. It will help you to save a lot of money and cut your carbon footprint. In addition, all attendees will receive a free electronic version (for iPad or Kindle) of David Green's highly-acclaimed book Zero Carbon Home.

In this webinar I describe what we did to cut our home's carbon footprint, heating bill and electricity bill to zero. I am saving so much money on bills that I am earning a 15% return on my investments in heat pumps, insulation, triple-glazed windows and solar panels, which I call the fab four. Yes, I am a Brit and a Beatles fan. I am both an energy geek, with a degree in physics from Oxford University, and a finance nerd with an MBA from Harvard Business School. 

 

To register click here

 

Wed 7th April 

19:00

Westmill Wind Farm & Solar Park VIRTUAL Guided Tour

 

Discover Community Energy in Action!

We conduct tours of our wind farm and solar park on the Oxfordshire / Wiltshire border - both in person, in the warmer months of the year, and virtually.

 

For this event, we'd like to welcome you to join us on a virtual tour around our wind farm and solar park.

 

Join one of our knowledgable guides to learn about how the Westmill Wind Farm & Solar Park became one of the largest community-owned solar farms in the world. Discover how our turbines work, learn about renewable energy, hear the history of the site and find out about the installation and energy generation of the five turbines and over twenty thousand solar panels.

 

 

Wed 7th April 

12:00 - 12:50

 

How Green is your Hospital?

How Green is your Hospital

What could new, super-sustainable hospitals look like and what can the NHS do now to help reduce the health impact of climate change?

Five experts will discuss:

  • how the NHS is approaching its ambitious net zero targets,
  • how to build (and refurbish) for sustainability,
  • how to make every day clinical practice more sustainable and
  • consider the patient and wider community impact of going ‘green’, both inside and outside hospital walls.

For more details and registration click here

 

Friday 2nd April

20:00 - 21:15

Bringing nature in – biophilic and living design

 

Hear from an expert panel about integrating natural solutions into homes and workplaces and the future of living design
 

How can our architecture, refurbishment projects, gardens, homes and workspaces support the natural world as well as our own wellbeing? What could the future of building design look like, and how can we be inspired by nature in our daily lives?

 

Join us for an exploration of the intersection of conservation and natural design. 'Biophilic design' integrates nature and natural elements, materials and forms into architecture and interiors. It aims to connect building users to the natural world and has been linked to increased wellbeing and productivity.

 

The panel of experts will discuss examples from Cambridge and further afield, and consider what it’s possible for us to do ourselves as well as the bigger picture of natural solutions for climate resilience and the future of living design and communities.

 

For more details and registration click here

 

Thurs.

1st April

18:00–19:15

Shift to a Wellbeing Economy:

Putting the health of people and planet first

Shift to a Wellbeing Economy

This event marks the campaign launch for a new parliamentary petition, calling on the Government to shift to a Wellbeing Economy
 

We urgently need an economy designed to serve the health and wellbeing of people and planet.

 

But the UK Government remains fixated on short-term profit and growth in its economic policy.

 

We can’t achieve a green and fair recovery from Covid by going back to the same harmful economic system we had before. So what can we do instead? What is a Wellbeing Economy and how do we get there?

 

Other countries are already pursuing alternative economic approaches. The New Zealand Treasury published the world’s first Wellbeing Budget in 2019. Scotland and Wales are members of the Wellbeing Economy Governments alliance. Cities and towns around the world are embracing Doughnut Economics to guide their development.

 

Two thirds of Britons say that the Government should prioritise health and wellbeing of citizens above economic growth.

 

The Treasury’s own Dasgupta Review calls for urgent and transformative change in how we measure economic success, to protect and enhance our prosperity and the natural world.

 

For more details and registration click here

 
Mon 29th March

 Stop Ecocide

a talk by Jojo Mehta

 

Stop Ecocide

 

  

Environmental campaigner Jojo Mehta, Chair of Stop Ecocide, talks about their work.

 

We have all been horrified by films of forests being destroyed to make way for soya crops and cattle ranches.

Jojo Mehta

Protecting the future of life on earth means stopping the mass damage and destruction of ecosystems taking place globally.

And right now, in most of the world, it is legally permitted. 

 

It’s time to change the rules!

Stop Ecocide are working to make it an international crime at the International Criminal Court.

 

Join us at this online event at 7.00 pm 29th March 2021, to hear the environmental campaigner Jojo Mehta, Chair of Stop Ecocide, talking about the work of the organisation.

 

Stop Ecocide campaigns to forbid and prevent further devastation to life on Earth by establishing ecocide as an international crime at the International Criminal Court. It was founded in 2017 by Jojo and the visionary UK lawyer the late Polly Higgins .

 

 
 Sat 27th March

“CLIMATE ACTION DAY”

Oxfordshire COP26 Climate Alliance   

CEE Alliance Climate Action Day

The Oxfordshire COP26 Climate Alliance have organised a “CLIMATE ACTION DAY” on Saturday March 27. They have talks and discussions from 10am - 3pm. Please do join them.

 

The opening session is on the COP26 Conference and why it matters, with speakers including FoE International Climate Campaigner Rachel Kennerley.

 

At 2pm they have a special session on   ‘Climate Justice and how we can build a diverse climate action movement here in Oxfordshire’ . Speakers include Zarina Ahmad who has been working in the environmental sector for over 10 years. She has developed and set up the Ethnic Minority Environmental Network, a platform for EM voices and a network for emerging climate leaders). There’s six other workshops during the morning to choose from as well.  

 

Find out more at www.oxcop26.uk  or register at: https://actionnetwork.org/events/oxfordshire-cop26-climate-action-day

 
Thursday 25th March 

Dr Stelios Grafakos: 'The Promise of Green Growth'

 Green Growth

The Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action and the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social work at Queen’s University Belfast invites you to a forthcoming lecture on

‘The Promise of Green Growth: A Pathway to Prosperity while Achieving National and Global Ambitions’

 

Dr Stelios Grafakos, Global Green Growth Institute

This century will bear witness to a profound global transformation—and there are critical choices to make in determining what direction that transformation will take.

 

Across the world, countries are starting to rethink their options for long-term development strategies, given rising concerns about the global environment, the need to sustain and protect their environment and natural capital, and the desire to promote robust, inclusive social development.

 

Recognizing that conventional, resource-intensive economic growth can undermine their resource base and social progress, countries are increasingly turning to green and low-carbon growth as their best option for long-term sustainability, social well-being, and economic prosperity.

 

This lecture will talk about the main global environmental challenges, with main focus on the climate crisis and discuss how governments can address these challenges by following green and low carbon growth pathways.

 
Thurs 25th March

BREATHE FREE

Sponsored by the University of Birmingham and the Global Institute for Innovation

 

Air Pollution Kills

Increasingly people are realising that just because you cannot see pollution, it does not mean it is not there.
 
The genie is out of the bottle.
 
Air in British towns and cities is too polluted and this is killing people.
 
How can we fix this whilst supporting economic prosperity? And how will the politics of clean air evolve in the years to come?
 


Speakers include:

  • Prof. William Bloss, University of Birmingham, Professor of Atmospheric Science
  • Dr Gary Fuller, Imperial College London, Senior Lecturer in Air Quality Management
  • David Milner, Create Streets, Deputy Director
Chair: Dr Suzanne Bartington, University of Birmingham, Clinical Research Fellow in Environmental Health and Oxfordshire County Councillor.
 
 
 
Wed 24th March

Working Together for Wildlife 2

Working Together for Wildlife

 

The Nature Recovery Network’s (NRN) second webinar focuses on some of the practical issues associated with Parish Councils’ upcoming statutory responsibilities for enhancing biodiversity on their land.

 

As discussed in the first webinar, the NRN approach is to bring communities together - their enthusiasts, local experts, councillors and government officers - to reach a shared understanding of what needs to be done; and to connect up in a flat network to make the doing of it sustainable and scaleable.

 

Here, we look at new approaches to managing tree health & safety that make the clear-fell chainsaw a tool of last resort.

 

We look at hedge management, the importance to society of hedges as carbon sinks and the last wildlife corridors that could save some species from extinction, including pollinators critical for food production.

 

And we look at ways in which nature recovery can offer job creation opportunities in the green economy.

 

NOTE a recording of the first meeting is available here https://youtu.be/ha2Zu7nI8nU

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 
Wed
24th March

Talking waste and climate

 Wate & Climate Change

Waste and Climate Change

 

An expert-led opportunity to explore and further understand how our relationship with stuff, consumption and waste impacts the climate.

 

LCWO ACT Now workshop with:

 - Anaïs Bozetine, Replenish Project Coordinator and Community Action Groups Network Support Coordinator;

 - Jenny Carr, formerly at WRAP;

 - Mark Watson, Waste Strategy Projects Officer, Oxfordshire County Council; and Share Oxford’s Library of Things.

 

Part of a series of events this spring, brought to you online by members of the Communities for Zero Carbon

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 
 Tues 23rd March

Ardley Energy Recovery Facility - what happens to non-recycling waste

Ardley non-recyclable waste energy plant

Energy Recovery Facility - what happens to non-recyclable waste

Ever wondered what happens to the waste you put in your wheely bins?

 

Learn about how non-recycling waste from Oxfordshire residents is treated at the Ardley Energy Recovery Facility which generates enough electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 60,000 homes.

 

Jessica Baker-Pike Learning & Visitor Centre Manager Viridor

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 
Tues 23rd March

The Future Is Meanwhile: Helping Oxfordshire Build Back Better

Social Enterprise Webinar 
Want to Learn about Meanwhile Use?
 
Makespace Oxford will discuss the benefits of meanwhile use, collaborative working and utilising unused and empty buildings.
 

Makespace Oxford will discuss how it is working to change the way people think about space, by working collaboratively with landlords and socially conscious organisations, small businesses and artists, to create community driven spaces that breathe life back into unused and empty buildings in Oxfordshire.

 

Who is it for?

This webinar is for anyone interested in using meanwhile space for pop up shops, coworking spaces or community projects.

 

 
Sat. 20th March
What the bugs in our brooks tell us about water quality’,


Tiny Talks
Eynsham Nature

 Eynsham Nature

‘What the bugs in our brooks tell us about water quality’,
Maarten van Hardenbroek, Lecturer in Physical Geography, Newcastle University
Eynsham Nature’s weekly Tiny Talks is running a festival of talks from 4th to 20th March, 2021.

Their tinyness - only 20 minutes from 7.30pm - allows you to take them with a drink or dessert and have the rest of the evening free. So, enjoy them like sweeties and sign up to them all!

 

They will soon be starting, reptile surveys, water vole surveys and creating Eynsham’s own hedgehog superhighway, as well as continuing our garden, bird, water and veteran tree surveys.

 

This is your chance to learn more about them before joining in…

Our webinar costs are sponsored by Natural England, as is the fee for Kirtlington’s Hedgehog Superhighway talk on 18th March, which is a not-so-tiny forty minutes.

 

 
Fri. 19th March
Feel good Fungi Foraging


Tiny Talks
Eynsham Nature

 Eynsham Nature

Feel good fungi foraging; finding joy in the small things’,
Renee Watson (Eynsham) – Science communicator

Eynsham Nature’s weekly Tiny Talks is running a festival of talks from 4th to 20th March, 2021.

 

Their tinyness - only 20 minutes from 7.30pm - allows you to take them with a drink or dessert and have the rest of the evening free. So, enjoy them like sweeties and sign up to them all!

 

They will soon be starting, reptile surveys, water vole surveys and creating Eynsham’s own hedgehog superhighway, as well as continuing our garden, bird, water and veteran tree surveys.

 

This is your chance to learn more about them before joining in…

Our webinar costs are sponsored by Natural England, as is the fee for Kirtlington’s Hedgehog Superhighway talk on 18th March, which is a not-so-tiny forty minutes.

 

 
Thurs. 18th March
Kirtlington's Hedgehog Superhighway


Tiny Talks
Eynsham Nature

 Eynsham Nature

Kirtlington's Hedgehog Superhighway
(40 minutes) - Stephen Powles. Stephen is involved in wildlife photography, filming and conservation. He will describe how his brother, Chris, inspired the villagers of Kirtlington to create a “Hedgehog Superhighway” of interconnected gardens. Chris will answer questions.

Eynsham Nature’s weekly Tiny Talks is running a festival of talks from 4th to 20th March, 2021.

 

Their tinyness - only 20 minutes from 7.30pm - allows you to take them with a drink or dessert and have the rest of the evening free. So, enjoy them like sweeties and sign up to them all!

 

They will soon be starting, reptile surveys, water vole surveys and creating Eynsham’s own hedgehog superhighway, as well as continuing our garden, bird, water and veteran tree surveys.

 

This is your chance to learn more about them before joining in…

Our webinar costs are sponsored by Natural England, as is the fee for Kirtlington’s Hedgehog Superhighway talk on 18th March, which is a not-so-tiny forty minutes.

 

 
Thurs. 18th March

Covid-19: How Can We Improve Air Quality In Schools?

by Worcester Green Party

 
How can we make schools and other key public buildings safer, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?
 

A talk with Graeme Fox, Head of Technical at the Building Engineering Services Association, about the campaign to make schools and other key public buildings safer, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and other indoor air quality issues.

 

 
15th - 18th March

SOIL REGEN SUMMIT 2021

Soil Regeneration Summit
SOIL REGENERATION SUMMIT 2021
Join some of the world’s most knowledgeable experts in Regenerative Agriculture in this free, virtual, 4-day event. 
If you’re a farmer or someone with a passion for the planet, then this event is for you! We’ll be covering a diversity of subjects like:
 - holistic grazing,
 - agroforestry,
 - soil biology,
 - market gardening,
 - mycology,
 - carbon sequestration,
 - human health,
 - ecology 
and so much more!

 

 
Wed. 17th March
‘Edible Eynsham?’


Tiny Talks
Eynsham Nature

 Eynsham Nature

‘Edible Eynsham?’ Sue Raikes - GreenTEA and Peace Oak

Eynsham Nature’s weekly Tiny Talks is running a festival of talks from 4th to 20th March, 2021.

 

Their tinyness - only 20 minutes from 7.30pm - allows you to take them with a drink or dessert and have the rest of the evening free. So, enjoy them like sweeties and sign up to them all!

 

They will soon be starting, reptile surveys, water vole surveys and creating Eynsham’s own hedgehog superhighway, as well as continuing our garden, bird, water and veteran tree surveys.

 

This is your chance to learn more about them before joining in…

Our webinar costs are sponsored by Natural England, as is the fee for Kirtlington’s Hedgehog Superhighway talk on 18th March, which is a not-so-tiny forty minutes.

 

 
Wed. 17th March

One Planet Living and your school: connecting with the wider community

 
Join this webinar where schools from around the world will share their successes & ideas for connecting with your wider community for action
 
Welcome to the third of three webinars for schools, hosted by Bioregional - environmental sustainability charity, social enterprise and consultancy.
 
It will be looking at how to implement sustainability in your school's curriculum, on your campus/in your buildings' operation, and in the wider community.
 
This webinar is part of Bioregional's One Planet Cities programme. We're working with partners Oxfordshire (UK), Durban (South Africa), Saanich (Canada), Elsinor (Denmark), and Tarusa (Russia) to scale-up One Planet Living.

 

This webinar series aims to connect schools from across the world with each other, share what they've learnt, what's worked, and what they're planning on doing to help their schools care for their pupils, community, and planet.

 

 
Tues. 16th March
Willow Coppice: creatively growing, making and learning’


Tiny Talks
Eynsham Nature

 Eynsham Nature

'Willow Coppice: creatively growing, making and learning’
Andy Goodwin (High Street, Eynsham) Charlotte Holmes (Wytham View, Eynsham) 

Eynsham Nature’s weekly Tiny Talks is running a festival of talks from 4th to 20th March, 2021.

 

Their tinyness - only 20 minutes from 7.30pm - allows you to take them with a drink or dessert and have the rest of the evening free. So, enjoy them like sweeties and sign up to them all!

 

They will soon be starting, reptile surveys, water vole surveys and creating Eynsham’s own hedgehog superhighway, as well as continuing our garden, bird, water and veteran tree surveys.

 

This is your chance to learn more about them before joining in…

Our webinar costs are sponsored by Natural England, as is the fee for Kirtlington’s Hedgehog Superhighway talk on 18th March, which is a not-so-tiny forty minutes.

 

 
Mon. 15th March
Reviving Ratty

Tiny Talks
Eynsham Nature

 Eynsham Nature

'Reviving Ratty
- The plight of one of Britain’s most iconic mammals, the water vole, and what we can do to help on a local level,' Lucy Stoddart  BBOWT Mammal Officer 

Eynsham Nature’s weekly Tiny Talks is running a festival of talks from 4th to 20th March, 2021.

 

Their tinyness - only 20 minutes from 7.30pm - allows you to take them with a drink or dessert and have the rest of the evening free. So, enjoy them like sweeties and sign up to them all!

 

They will soon be starting, reptile surveys, water vole surveys and creating Eynsham’s own hedgehog superhighway, as well as continuing our garden, bird, water and veteran tree surveys.

 

This is your chance to learn more about them before joining in…

Our webinar costs are sponsored by Natural England, as is the fee for Kirtlington’s Hedgehog Superhighway talk on 18th March, which is a not-so-tiny forty minutes.

 

 
13th March

Kiss the Ground Viewing Party

 

'Kiss the Ground' Watch Party

 

FILM DESCRIPTION:

Narrated and featuring Woody Harrelson, “Kiss the Ground” is an inspiring and groundbreaking film that explores the first viable solution to our climate crisis. “Kiss the Ground” reveals that, by regenerating the world’s soils, we can completely and rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems and create abundant food supplies.

 

Using compelling graphics and visuals, along with striking NASA and NOAA footage, the film artfully illustrates how, by drawing down atmospheric carbon, soil is the missing piece of the climate puzzle.

 

This movie is positioned to catalyze a movement to accomplish the impossible–to solve humanity’s greatest challenge, to balance the climate and secure our species’ future.

 

After the screening, stay connected to discuss the film with:

Facilitator Tom Philpott, Food and Agriculture Correspondent, Mother Jones Magazine; host Mother Jones' food politics podcast, "Bite"

Panelists:

  • Todd Larsen, Executive Co-Director for Consumer & Corporate Engagement, Green America
  • Darion Crawford, Urban Farmer & Instructor, Urban Growers Collective

 

 
March 13, 2021

Oxfordshire Green Party Event

Oxfordshire Green Party  (OGP)
Quiz #5
The greatest, greenest, geographically-irrelevant online quiz in Oxfordshire!
We all miss going to a venue, and hanging out with friends, answering fiendishly hard questions set by our our Quizmaster-in-training, Tim Eden
So why dont you come to our online Zoom Quiz?!

Entry is by donation, so select the number of tickets, put in what you are willing to pay (suggestion is £2 per person), and wait for the Zoom Link!

 

We will contact you prior to the event for your name and team name, so why don't you gang up with your colleagues and make an evening (in) of it! Max teams are of six, but if you feel lucky go it alone!

 

Also, dont forget that during the quiz we will be auctioning off a mystery book, and a BYOB option is always open!

 

 

11th March

Local Nature Partnership Workshop #2

 Bumble Bee & Clover - Local Nature Partnership

2nd workshop following Oxfordshire LNP Workshop ‘Proposed Next Steps’
 

This workshop follows up on the Oxfordshire LNP workshop held in December 2020 where the working group was tasked with going away and further developing the proposals for a Local Nature Partnership for Oxfordshire.

 

This workshop aims to share the proposals and seek feedback on next steps.

  • Mai Jarvis (Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire Local Authorities Environmental Officers Group member)
  • Giles Hughes (West Oxfordshire District Council)
  • Camilla Burrow (Wild Oxfordshire, Oxford Environment Board co-chair and Biodiversity Advisory Group member)
  • Prue Addison (BBOWT, Oxford Environment Board member)
  • Matthew Stanton (BBOWT)
  • Roy Cox (Blenheim, Estate Director, farmer and developer)
 

10th March 7.30pm

Growing Green: Stock Free Agriculture, Wednesday 

by Bedfordshire Climate Change Forum
Growing Green 

Ground-breaking farmer Iain Tolhurst at a virtual talk on Wednesday 10th March.

 

Iain’s thriving south Oxfordshire farm was set up to produce locally available, organically grown food without the use of slaughterhouse by-products or animal manures. The farm is Soil Association certified and was the first farm in the world to meet the standards required to register with the Vegan Organic Network.

 

He is an engaging speaker and passionate advocate for the farm’s methods, and sharing lessons learned and the wide benefits in terms of sustainability, carbon footprint and health. We had a great audience for our winter screening of ‘Kiss the Ground’ about regenerative agriculture and decided this would be a suitable follow up to show a real-life UK example of how organic food production can work without farmed animal inputs. As usual, there’ll be time for questions.

 

Whether you’re a gardener, allotment holder, farmer or simply a nature lover who is excited to learn about what a future of growing sustainable plant foods could look like, we’re sure everyone will find something new to learn from Iain

 

Find out more about the farm here: https://www.tolhurstorganic.co.uk/

 

 

9th March

Creating a sustainable transport plan

Creating a sustainable transport plan

How can we re-design our transport networks to cope with the challenges of the climate emergency and air pollution?
 
Towns and cities across the world are working out how to re-design their transport networks to cope with the challenges of the climate emergency and air pollution.
 
Almost everyone recognises the need to move away from a reliance on private cars, and change how people and goods move around our towns.
 
In this webinar we will hear about the practical steps being taken in Göttingen (a twin town of Cheltenham), and Birmingham to develop smart, innovative transport networks that enable everyone to get around – whilst at the same time cutting carbon emissions and improving air quality.
 

Maik Lindemann from Göttingen, and Councillor Waseem Zaffar from Birmingham, will tell us how they developed their sustainable transport plans.

 

Join this webinar, chaired by Jonathon Porritt, to learn about:

  • how we could reallocate road space away from single occupancy private cars;
  • how you design a transport system that focuses on moving people, not vehicles;
  • how you encourage walking and cycling;
  • how measures like Workplace Parking Levies can help fund some of the changes needed;
  • how freight consolidation centres outside of town linked to final mile delivery by cargo bikes and zero-emission vehicles could work;... and much more.

 

 

9th March

Virtual Flood Barrier

Virtual Floodmobile Launch

 

UNVEILING THE FLOODMOBILE!

 

Flooding is becoming an increasingly common occurrence in towns and villages, however many homeowners and businesses across the Oxfordshire-Cambridgeshire Arc region are unaware of the steps that can be taken to make properties more resilient against future floods.

 

Please join the team from the Ox-Cam PFR Pathfinder Project as it launches the Floodmobile: an interactive demonstration vehicle that is packed with over 50 practical flood resilience measures that reduce the impact a flood can have, as well as information packs and videos showing the measures in use, in real homes and businesses across the country.


 

5th March

"Reducing Food Waste"

 Reducing Food Waste

Our second Sustainable Business Network event of 2021 will be an online webinar concentrating on food and reducing its waste.

 

Fairtrade Fortnight provides an opportunity to reflect on the whole of our food cycle from growing, transporting, purchasing, use and disposal.

 

Join us to hear about the impacts of the choices we make and how those choices can improves both the lives of the people producing your food and the biodiversity of their farms.

 

At the other end of the food supply chain do you struggle with finding a solution for food waste?

 

Reducing food waste reduces costs and allows for less intensive forms of agriculture that preserve soils and biodiversity. We’ll hear from two companies that offer novel solutions approaches for dealing with for unused food items who aiming to tackle this issue through simple solutions that are easy to implement.

Speakers:

  • Liam JonesOlio
  • Campbell Williams from WCC
  • Peter SchofieldGEP Environmental - Legal update on Environmental laws that affect Business
 

5th March

Love Food Hate Waste in 30 Minutes

 Love Food Hate Waste

Learn about how to make the most of food and reduce waste - and in doing so, save money and help the environment!
 

Join us for a ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ webinar happening as part of national Food Waste Action Week (1-7 March 2021).

In this session we will explore the environmental impacts of food waste in the home and look at actions we can take to avoid waste.

Quick food waste facts:

  • 70%* of UK food waste happens at home.
  • Wasted food accounts for more global greenhouse gas emissions than flying.
  • The average person throws away £210 of food a year.

*post-farm gate

The session will be led by Anaïs Bozetine (Replenish) and Laura Baughan (Oxford Direct Services).

 

About Replenish

Replenish supports Oxfordshire residents to grow and cook nutritious food with zero waste. The project is managed by the Community Action Groups (CAG) Project Oxfordshire and funded by Oxfordshire County Council.

 

www.replenishoxfordshire.com

 

Contact the organiser: anais@cagoxfordshire.org.uk

 

 

4th March

Westmill Wind Farm & Solar Park VIRTUAL Guided Tour

 Westmill Wind farm and solar park

Discover Community Energy in Action!

We conduct tours of our wind farm and solar park on the Oxfordshire / Wiltshire border - both in person, in the warmer months of the year, and virtually.

 

For this event, we'd like to welcome you to join us on a virtual tour around our wind farm and solar park.

 

Join one of our knowledgable guides to learn about how the Westmill Wind Farm & Solar Park became one of the largest community-owned solar farms in the world. Discover how our turbines work, learn about renewable energy, hear the history of the site and find out about the installation and energy generation of the five turbines and over twenty thousand solar panels.

 

 

4th March

Love Food Hate Waste in 30 Minutes

 Love Food Hate Waste

Learn about how to make the most of food and reduce waste - and in doing so, save money and help the environment!
 

Join us for a ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ webinar happening as part of national Food Waste Action Week (1-7 March 2021).

In this session we will explore the environmental impacts of food waste in the home and look at actions we can take to avoid waste.

Quick food waste facts:

  • 70%* of UK food waste happens at home.
  • Wasted food accounts for more global greenhouse gas emissions than flying.
  • The average person throws away £210 of food a year.

*post-farm gate

The session will be led by Anaïs Bozetine (Replenish) and Laura Baughan (Oxford Direct Services).

 

About Replenish

Replenish supports Oxfordshire residents to grow and cook nutritious food with zero waste. The project is managed by the Community Action Groups (CAG) Project Oxfordshire and funded by Oxfordshire County Council.

 

www.replenishoxfordshire.com

 

Contact the organiser: anais@cagoxfordshire.org.uk

 

 

4th March

What are the main barriers to developing Sustainable Food Systems?

 Barriers to Sustainable Food Production

Join Patrick Holden, as he hosts the first of our 2021 series of Sustainable Food and Farming Conversations.
 

The first of our 2021 series of Sustainable Food and Farming Conversations with Patrick Holden to explore what truly sustainable food and farming systems look like and to have your say on what you feel are the most pressing priorities for achieving this on a national and international scale.

 

Discussions will help shape our future collection of sessions in this new series of regular online conversations and will allow the opportunity for friends, supporters and others new to our work to be part of the co-evolvement of the next decade of action needed to fulfil this vision.

 

The organisers look forward to seeing you as we join together to help catalyse the acceleration towards a more sustainable future and build greater public understanding of the benefits to this and how everyone can play their part.

 

 

 

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