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Some of you may have been listening at ten past nine this morning when -was invited onto BBC Radio Oxford’s Breakfast Club show to talk COP26, climate change, upcycling and repair cafes, but if you missed it, here it is:



A couple of things she didn’t have time to mention:

  • Here is the list of 8 things we can all be doing to avert climate disaster
  • Yes, we have lost a lot of repair skills, and that is why we’re offering a FREE darning workshop tomorrow 1030-1200 as part of LOVE YOUR STUFF Repair Cafe – sign up essential here
  •  Upcycling is great fun for kids and we have the wonderful community artist Groovy Su running a FREE ‘make a junk plasttic bottle time capsule’ workshop tomorrow too – sign up essential, details here
  • Repair experts on hand tomorrow to mend electricals, bikes, and sharpen knives and tools; all free and on a first-come-first-served basis
  • And some waste factoids:
    • the UK is the second biggest producer of electrical waste
    • e-waste produced globally every year is the equivalent of 4500 Eiffel towers!
    • repairing a laptop can avert about 100kg greenhouse gas emissions… and fast fashion is responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions

ALSO, don’t forget our fabulous Beet the Waste food fun on Sunday 12-2pm at Tap Social on the Curtis Industrial Estate.

  • Watch two chef teams (from Botley Community Larder and Damascus Rose Kitchen) battle it out LIVE in a cook-off using surplus food from Oxford Food Hub
  • Bring a veg-based cake to enter our cake competition and win PRIZES
  • Lunch available from the Damascus Rose Kitchen for £5 a head – please bring your own plates and cutlery
  • Music from Mother Folkers, DJ Dom and kids’ activities
  • Food factoids:
    • food is responsible for 30% of global emissions
    • food waste is responsible for 10% of human-made greenhouse gas emissions
    • if we didn’t throw away food for one day in the UK, this would be the equivalent of planting one million trees
    • the average person throws away £210 of food a year – and a whopping 1 in 5 bags of shopping goes to waste


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