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Oxfordshire Charity Award 2010

Thank you to all our members and partners who have helped us to win the OCVA Charity of the Year Award

Low Carbon West Oxford (LCWO) was named Oxfordshire’s Charity of the year 2010 in recognition of its work with the community of West Oxford in tackling climate change.

The award was run by Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) with the Oxford Times as the media partner. The charity of the year award was sponsored by Henmans LLP.

A report on the award ceremony is available here.

The judges at the Oxfordshire awards said: “LCWO is an excellent example of residents taking positive action locally in response to a global problem which has had a real impact on their local community.

Their achievements are also real. For example, as a result of their first Low Carbon Living Programme over 140 tonnes of CO2 was cut by the 36 participating households, representing an incredible cut of 36 per cent in one year.”

LCWO has also cut an estimated 80 tonnes of CO2 emissions by introducing three car club cars, used by around 170 people. The group has also been responsible for planting about 640 new trees. The charity was praised for its success in mobilising people in West Oxford to take part.

Anyone who is interested in getting involved should contact us by following the link Contact Us.