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.
Our twice-yearly swap shop for residents of West Oxford is happening tomorrow at the West Oxford Community Centre. Residents can save money, cut carbon emissions and take home a whole range of things, some useful, some unusual: a pile of books to read, or a ‘new’ outfit, or a DVD of a favourite film, or even a life-size cardboard cut out of Luke Skywalker from Star Wars!
You can find all sorts at the Bring & Take!
A climate change hustings is being held on Tuesday 28th April at 7.30pm in the Assembly Room, Oxford Town Hall.
Low Carbon West Oxford and Low Carbon Oxford North put a series of questions on environmental issues to the parliamentary candidates for Oxford West and Abingdon. The climate change hustings is a chance for you to put your own questions to the candidates on the key environmental issues affecting everyone. Questions can be emailed in advance to email@example.com or tweeted to @Lowcon using hashtag#hustingsq, or you can submit them on the night.
climate change hustings poster april 2015
Experts give their views
In two weeks voters go to the polls in one of the closest-fought and least predictable elections in a generation. Carbon Brief has already pored over the political parties’ manifesto views on climate and energy. But the chance of a multi-party coalition make it hard to Continue reading
Carbon Brief tracks manifesto promises
The UK’s closest election in a generation is now only two weeks away. Carbon Brief has been tracking the climate and energy content of the parties’ manifestos as they were launched. Their climate and energy tracker table allows an easy comparison between the parties on twenty-five issues.
Carbon Brief reports on the latest developments and media coverage of climate science and energy policy, with a particular focus on the UK. They produce news coverage, analysis and factchecks, and publish a daily and weekly email briefing.
Low Carbon West Oxford is a supporter 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 views (not necessarily LCWO’s) 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, Green Party, UK Independence 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.