From 13-21 June Oxford will be buzzing with lots of fun events and activities designed to inspire local people to take action against climate change. Here are just some of the highlights of Low Carbon Oxford Week 2015.
- The Big Green Day Out on Saturday 13 June in Broad Street. Featuring solar panel making and cycle repair workshops, low carbon technologies to see and try out, the BMWi electric car, and stalls with local food, crafts and community groups.
- ‘The Big Green Treasure Hunt’. Organised by Oxford Brookes University and University of Oxford, cycle or walk around 12 eco sites across the city for a chance to win some fabulous prizes, including a bespoke Brompton folding bike worth £1,000!
- ‘Test drive the future’ in Cutteslowe Park on Saturday 20 June. Ever wanted to take a spin in a top of the range electric car? Now you can! Featuring cool wheels from BMWi, Tesla, Nissan, Renault, Citroen and more.
- Low Carbon school assemblies. Throughout the week, local experts, writers and business leaders – including writer and journalist Danny Dorling – will deliver assemblies at local primary and secondary schools to talk about energy, waste and climate change.
- Learn about the link between bees and climate change at a lunchtime workshop and lunch organised by Oak Grove Associates and Friends of the Earth in Hinksey Park on Tuesday 16 June.
- Tandem Festival at Hill End between 19 and 21 June. The LCO Week finale will feature an exciting and eclectic mix of music, singing, drumming, dancing, talks, workshops, films, poetry, theatre and more.
- There will also be tours, talks, walks, workshops, exhibitions and lots more across the week organised by partners such as The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT), Oxfam, Barefoot Books, Science Oxford, Oxfordshire Visual Arts Development Agency (OVADA), Crisis and A2Dominion, Low Carbon West Oxford, Osney Lock Hydro and Hogacre Common Eco Park.