Archive for the ‘News and Events’ Category

Zero Emission Zone consultation: help responding


Are you meaning to respond to the consultation on the proposed Zero Emission Zone in Oxford city centre, but find that you keep putting it off because it’s complicated? Procrastinate no longer – we have done the hard labour for you. Here is an editable Word file with all the questions and our suggested answers, […]

Public meeting – Alan Andrews, Client Earth


We’re delighted to share details of this meeting, being organised by our sister organisation ONCORE. Come and hear the low-down on air pollution in Oxford on 11 October, 6.30 pm at the Baptist Church on Woodstock Road. See our Facebook event here. The meeting will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the legislation and monitoring issues […]

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: 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 […]

People’s Climate Summit – report from one LCON supporter


Attending the People’s Climate Summit in Montreuil, just outside Paris over the weekend of Dec 5/6th was by turns inspiring, overwhelming, humbling, shocking. Thousands came, representing civil society organisations worldwide to join this citizens’ movement for climate and social justice. The programme included talks, debates, films and workshops, 40 or 50 on the go at […]

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