How to make your wardrobe better for the planet and all its inhabitants
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Post by LCWO Waste Champion Lorraine Need new clothes? Manufacturing and distributing new clothes can be carbon intensive, and clothing … Read More

Oxfordshire’s Great Big Green Week launches with a impressive programme next weekend – see you on Broad Street?
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Oxfordshire’s Great Big Green Week starts this Saturday, with a ‘Walk for Life on Earth’ procession from St Frideswide Square … Read More

Bring us your apples for new JUICE! And bottles of 2020 blend still available…
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After the success of last year’s apple juicing pilot, we are collecting West Oxford apples and pears to make a … Read More

Be a West Oxford Waste Champion and get training and support from Replenish!
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Do you hate waste? We’ve always been keen on reducing waste, running our legendary Bring & Takes since 2009, and … Read More

This weekend’s litter haul – Willow Walk now feeling loved
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  Thanks to the local residents, who congregate losely under the title of West Oxford Naturehood, for this latest bit … Read More

HATE WASTE? We’re looking for a West Oxford WASTE CHAMPION!
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Do you HATE waste?  There are lots of things we can do locally to maximise recycling in West Oxford.   We’ve … Read More

Nature-themed gifts for kids made with the environment in mind
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  Yesterday’s post was about why ‘Clean Up!’ by Nathan Bryon is my pro-environmental kid’s book of the year, and … Read More

Last chance to donate your apples this weekend!
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THANK YOU to everyone who has donated their apples so far to the West Oxford Apple Juice project! We have … Read More

New apple drop off date – plus recipes!
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Thanks to those who dropped off their apples at the weekend.  We now have 2 more dates for dropping off: … Read More

We need your apples – be part of our very own West Oxford juice blend this autumn
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  Apples to spare?  Hate the waste? We’re collecting apples to make into West Oxford Apple Juice.   The plan: We … Read More

Volunteer at our REPAIR CAFE on Feb 8th – can you spare an hour? No experience necessary!
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Dear LCWO volunteers, We have got some great repairers volunteering their skills a week on Saturday to fix our household … Read More

I want you to start your Christmas list now. And some other ways to cut waste.
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Recycling is important.  But as we’re becoming increasingly aware, it’s by no means the ‘answer’ to the environmental challenges we … Read More

Beat the waste this winter: make your own crackers and get busy for the birds!
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As we mentioned in an earlier post, we got a shock when we discovered our photo of a small plastic … Read More

Useful graphics collection – concept: circular economy
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We’ll be posting useful graphics on the blog, as another shared resource.  These images are great depictions of the circular … Read More

Quick autumn lantern ‘how to’ for kids big and small
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As the light fades, and the evenings become dark, it’s perfect candle-burning time. A friend has organised a winter lantern … Read More

LCWO’s new collection of favourite waste-to-funky-useful-thing projects
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On the eve of our Spring Bring & Take, we’ve pulled together a few of our favourite upcycle/reuse projects and … Read More

Share your tips for living without plastic!
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How do you avoid unnecessary plastic in your everyday life? Sign in and comment below. Here are some links to … Read More

No need to bin the junk – make Christmas Crackers to keep
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One thing which always bugs me about Christmas is the contents of Christmas crackers.  Once again, my daughter merrily pulled … Read More

Why buy when you can borrow? Coming soon: the Oxford Library of Things
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  We are big fans of shared resources.  After all, why buy something when you can borrow it ??  Especially … Read More