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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 […]

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 […]

Homes fit for Oxford’s future: free event – Thursday 9 October, 5-7 pm, NOA


Are you trying to improve your property in an energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly way, but don’t know who to employ to do it? Have you had problems in the past with getting green recommendations from your builder? Please come along to our event on Thursday 9 October from 5-7 pm in the Main Hall, North Oxford Association, […]

Can your savings make social change?- talk by Jamie Hartzell (Ethex) and LCON AGM


We are pleased to announce that we will be joined by Jamie Hartzell as speaker at our AGM on Tuesday June 17th at 7pm in the annex at the North Oxford Association in Summertown. Jamie is the founder of the Ethical Property Company and more recently, Ethex. This is an organisation devoted to enabling people […]

E-Car Club – special offer for LCON supporters


You may have noticed that North Oxford has a new electric car club. This is an initiative that LCON has been working on for over a year and we are delighted that it’s now in place. We recently held a try-out session and were delighted to meet so many people there. People were shown how […]

Four top tips for smarter driving


Many will question whether driving and sustainability should be used in the same sentence. But Bob Saynor of the Energy Saving Trust, LCON’s most recent speaker, was clear that there are four techniques that will help turn our driving somewhat more green. Changing up a gear to keep revs at around 2000 is the first; […]

Thermal images of North Oxford


Last winter LCON borrowed a thermal camera which belongs to the County Council,  and up to 20 willing guinea pigs invited LCON committee members in to look for their cold spots indoors and the hot spots outside. The camera turns whatever it sees into a palette of colours depending on the heat emitted by the […]

Supporters meeting 18 July – summary of discussion


On 18 July 2012 we held our summer supporters’ meeting. Starting with drinks and nibbles and chat, we then moved on to hear about two recent courses organised by the Low Carbon Hub about how to hold good conversations about climate change. We watched a video of the course leader, George Marshall, talking through some of the key principles […]

MP & Lord Mayor help us celebrate solar panels on Cherwell School roof


Nicola Blackwood MP and Oxford’s Lord Mayor Elise Benjamin are from different ends of the political spectrum, but they both agreed on Monday 12 March that Cherwell School has made great use of the opportunity provided by Oncore‘s installation of solar panels on the school’s roof. At a party in the school’s sixth form centre […]

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