About us

Low Carbon Oxford North (LCON) is a voluntary group of local residents working to help people in North Oxford shrink their carbon footprint and improve their environment. LCON was set up in 2010 (see LCON – the story so far for a brief history).

See Taking action for information about what we are currently doing.  We agreed a new strategy in spring 2018: you can read it here.

We welcome people who would like to work with us on our projects and campaigns – see Getting involved. We also have a sub-group called LCON:O2 that supports innovation and development work.

We produce a monthly newsletter for members and supporters and we have a Facebook page and are active on Twitter.

LCON’s work is managed by a board of trustees made up of elected and coopted members. We are always keen to hear from people who would like to help develop our work. Our current trustees are listed here. If you would like to know more about the Board, email us.

LCON is a registered charity and like many other charities, it is also a company limited by guarantee. This means the Board members are charity trustees and company directors. This type of company has members but no shareholders.

Our Objects are to conserve, improve and protect the physical and natural environment for the public benefit by promoting:

  • the prudent use and sharing of resources;
  • the reduction of waste through re-use, reclamation, recycling, use of recycled products and use of surplus;
  • reduction in the consumption of fossil based fuels;
  • the use of low carbon means of transport;
  • reduction of carbon emissions from the growing, transporting, purchasing and preparing of food

with the aim of reducing the carbon footprint of North Oxford by 80% by the year 2050,

In addition, we aim to advance the education of the public in the protection, enhancement and rehabilitation of the environment and to promote the study and research in such subjects and dissemination of the results of such research and study to the public.

Our Memorandum and Articles of Association set out the structure and aims of the group.
Our charity number is 1142169. Our registered address is 12 Apsley Road, Oxford OX2 7QY.