Low Carbon West Oxford – LCWO
LCWO was set up after the summer floods of 2007 by residents concerned about climate change and local flooding.
It is a community-led initiative which aims to combat climate change by cutting our community carbon dioxide emissions by 80 % by 2050, encouraging residents to live more sustainably, and contributing to a more cohesive and resilient community.
We seek to work in an inclusive manner and ensure that everyone who lives and works in the area has a chance to participate in and benefit from LCWO’s projects.
Low Carbon West Oxford is a member of the Energy Bill Revolution (EBR), campaigning for warm homes and lower energy bills for all. The EBR is an alliance of children’s and older people’s charities, health and disability groups, environment groups, consumer groups, trade unions, businesses, politicians and public figures.
The EBR has been reviewing the parties’ commitments to energy efficiency as set out in their election manifestos. EBR’s reviews can be read on their website.
The election manifestos published so far for parties with candidates in Oxford West and Abingdon are: Labour Party, Liberal Democrat Party, Conservative Party, the Green Party, UKIP, Socialist Party of GB. The remaining party, the National Health Action Party, has not yet published its manifesto but its policies are shown on its website.
In the run up to the election, Low Carbon West Oxford, together with Low Carbon Oxford North, has contacted the parliamentary candidates for West Oxford and Abingdon to ask them the following questions about climate issues and improving energy efficiency: Continue reading
Kingfisher Corner (Botley Park), a wildlife area set up and maintained by LCWO volunteers, is included on the walking tour
Join us on a walking tour of Low Carbon West Oxford initiatives and installations on Wednesday 18th June in the early evening.
Flooding in Oatlands Road Winter 2014
Our first open meeting in 2014 will be on the theme of climate change and local flooding. Join us on Wednesday 21st May from 7.30pm – 9.30pm in West Oxford Community Primary School, Ferry Hinksey Road. Refreshments will be provided.
Cycling is Greener, Quicker, Faster, Cheaper, Healthier, Smarter, Sexier.
As part of Climate Week seven of our members cycled along the Botley Road during rush hour on Friday 7th March wearing hi-vis vests displaying one of the following words: Greener, Quicker, Happier, Cheaper, Healthier, Smarter, Sexier. Our aim was to encourage commuters to get on their bikes, beat the traffic jams, get fitter, save money, reduce their carbon footprint and reduce air pollution.
You can find all sorts at the Bring & Take!
Residents of West Oxford are invited to our Spring Bring & Take event on Saturday 10th May 2014 at West Oxford Community Centre from 10.30am – 12.30pm.