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Eco-friendly eating resources

 

Ready to reach the next level of low carbon deliciousness? Here are some resources to help. Carbon and nutrition Database of carbon footprints and protein contents of meat and meat-alternatives. Includes portion sizes and (where available) source location. Database of full life cycle carbon footprints of Tesco products. Online food diary tool analysing carbon content and nutritional content […]

Recipes from Midsummer Supper

 

LCON members and friends enjoyed the following amazing low carbon recipe at the recent Midsummer Supper, courtesy zf chef, Shane Jordan. Why not try it out yourself at home? Raw Spaghetti with Mediterranean Sauce and Mixed Nuts Cheese Raw Spaghetti: courgette Use a Julienne Peeler to make the courgette into spaghetti. Run your Julienne peeler […]

Doughnut Economics for One-Planet Living: talk and AGM – 3 July at Cherwell School

 

Our speaker this year was Kate Raworth who describes herself as a renegade economist who has developed the idea of Doughnut Economics. She is teaching at the Environmental Change Institute after a spell at Oxfam and is particularly focused on how economics can solve our environmental problems. Her latest book, Doughnut Economics, was available on […]

Good Food Oxford and LCON food project: reports and ideas

 

Did you know? Oxford food produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all of the city’s cars. Ref: http://goodfoodoxford.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Food-Printing-Oxford-Report-2013.pdf Good Food Oxford and LCON have teamed up to get North Oxford eating for health, happiness and sustainability. Here are the top three ways to reduce your diet’s carbon footprint and get healthy today. To see the […]

How to deliver a Low Carbon future – talk to Neighbourhood Plan group

 

On 16 November, Brenda Boardman (LCON committee member) gave a talk at the Neighbourhood Forum AGM on how we can deliver a low-carbon future in our area (the wards of Summertown and St Margaret’s). The commitments that the UK has given on climate change, together with the carbon-reduction target of Oxford City council (-3% pa), […]

Call to action on food

 

On the hottest day of this record-breaking summer of 2016, a large group of LCON members and supporters met to hear food policy expert Professor Tim Lang discuss the nature of sustainable food. In a fascinating talk, Professor Lang called on LCON and similar groups to use their local knowledge and contacts to change food […]

Oxford on the Move – new event

 

We are planning to hold a brand new event in 2017 to engage people for a happier, healthier life. This is going to be a big part of our work next year! We really need to know what you and your friends think about our ideas, and would be very grateful if you could complete […]

After the Paris Climate Agreement…
what next?

 

Negotiators from 195 countries cheered themselves to the rafters in Paris on Saturday evening, and rightly so. After 21 years of talks, they had finally achieved what had sometimes seemed impossible: an intergovernmental agreement on Climate Change that commits the nations to keep temperature rise ‘well below’ 2 degrees Celsius and drive efforts towards 1.5 […]

Energy Cafes- looking for more groups and venues

 

We recently held four Energy Cafes in Summertown and Cutteslowe. Unfortunately, the sessions open to the general public did not prove popular, but a meeting with the pensioners group at Cutteslowe Community Centre was very successful. We talked to 28 pensioners for about an hour and answered their questions about fuel switching, smart meters, carbon […]

Local energy survey: Low Carbon Hub

 

The Low Carbon Hub would like to know if you can two minutes to complete a short questionnaire? The amount of community-owned renewable energy generation in Oxfordshire is set to double over the next year. Currently, the electricity generated is sold to the organisation where the installations are sited. Any surplus is then exported into […]

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