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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 […]

E-Car Club: offer to LCON members


This week LCON drove its new electric car to see the Energy Minister, Greg Barker. Really it’s not our car because it belongs to the new car club which has just been launched in North Oxford. The short drive from the Diamond Place car park where the car lives, to the University, was smooth, quiet […]

Low energy light bulbs


In 2007 Brenda Boardman (ECI professor and LCON trustee) suggested that organic light-emitting diodes could reduce carbon emissions from homes by 80 per cent. A recent report suggests that they are nearly here. If you want to find out what options are already available, LCON has two bulb libraries – suitcases with a collection of […]

Useful advice from Lonsdale Road refurbishment project


Caroline Mason has kindly agreed to share a fascinating review which she has written about the process she went through in designing and implementing a major refurbishment of a property in Lonsdale Road, North Oxford. It outlines the issues involved and how she decided on which course of action to take – there are so […]

Low Carbon Living Programme – recruiting now


Have fun –  make friends – cut your carbon – and lower your energy bills We are delighted to announce that Julie Gale will be co-ordinating our successful Low Carbon Living Programme in early 2013 and recruitment is now open. What is it? – A series of nine fun and informative workshops to help you […]

Kerbside battery recycling comes to Oxford


From the first week of September Oxford residents can put their used batteries out with the rest of the recycling. More about this from the Oxfordshire Waste Partnership here.

Energy Saving Co-operative


LCON is about to launch a partnership with the Energy Saving Co-operative, which offers a one-stop shop to householders wanting help with energy-efficiency measures. More details are in the flyer here, and there’ll be a launch meeting in November. If you think you might like to be one of the twenty Oxford North households that […]

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 […]

2011 – Low Carbon Oxford North’s achievements


We started 2011 with our big recruitment drive. Thanks to our hard-working supporters and street champions, we leafleted 8,000 households in Oxford North, organised public meetings, gave talks at social and community events, organised stalls in Summertown and as a result signed up over 300 new supporters. As a culmination of this we held our […]

Summertown Apple Day Success


Low Carbon Oxford North are pleased to announce that the Summertown Apple Day held on October 1st was a great success. Over 100 people attended over the course of the day and an estimated 100 litres of “Low Carbon Apple Juice” was pressed thanks to the help of many enthusiastic volunteers. People brought apples from […]

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