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Abingdon Carbon Cutters

Abingdon Carbon Cutters

OX14

Abingdon Carbon Cutters aims to do what it says “on the tin”: reduce the carbon footprint of Abingdon in response to climate change, and promote a sustainable lifestyle.

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We meet on the third Wednesday of the month at St Ethelwold’s House. 
At some meetings we have guest speakers and at others we discuss actions to address climate change but our focus is on encouragement. Come and join us!

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contact: carbon.cutters@googlemail.com | carboncutters.blogspot.com

Abingdon Hydro

Abingdon Hydro

OX14

Abingdon Hydro is a Community Interest Company that has been formed to work on a project to generate hydroelectric power from the Thames at Abingdon.

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The rules for this type of company require that it must produce benefits for the local community, which is very important: this is a community enterprise, and we want as many local people as possible to share in the ownership and the benefits.

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contact: www.abingdonhydro.co.uk

Barracks Lane Community Garden

Barracks Lane Community Garden

OX4

Barracks Lane Community Garden is a community-run green space off the Cowley Road in East Oxford.

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The garden hosts many regular events and workshops. We welcome new volunteers to help keep the garden open to the public on weekends, to assist with gardening and maintenance, or helping out at our events.

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contact: barrackslanegarden@yahoo.co.uk | www.barrackslanegarden.org.uk

Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Environment Group

Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Environment Group

OX10

Our environment group has a strong conservation focus: we have planted a Millennium Wood to the west of the village and run a wildlife project in the churchyard to increase biodiversity.

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 On the energy side, we have done an award-winning thermal imaging survey that has encouraged insulation of local properties but our most recent programme is on the installation of PV panels. The group organises two public meetings a year to kick-start local green initiatives.

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contact: jandarodda@waitrose.com | bettyprice@tiscali.co.uk

CAGleys

CAGleys

OX4

CAGLeys, that is Community Action Group Blackbird Leys, started in September 2009 and is a community project bringing together local residents to promote sustainable lifestyles and learn more about climate change.

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There’s lots of support for recycling and we host regular swap shops alongside other local events such as school fêtes. We also have a community allotment, organise regular green gym activities, and host film showings on sustainable living topics. We’re always on the lookout for new members to bring us that extra energy and enthusiasm, so please get in touch if you’d like to get involved.

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contact: moe.scholl@gmail.com | www.cagoxfordshire.org.uk

Canalside Environment Network

Canalside Environment Network

OX2

We are an enthusiastic group of committed individuals with the joint aim of challenging and improving environmental sustainability locally.

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We do this by running around 10 events a year on subjects that one or more of us feel passionate about. These include swap shops, annual Christmas tree shredding, “on your bike” days, litter picks, and hosting environmental and wildlife talks.

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contact: cegroup@hotmail.co.uk

Charlbury Green Hub

Charlbury Green Hub

OX7

Charlbury Green Hub aims to promote a better understanding of our local countryside, food, energy, travel, & the wider implications for our planet’s limited resources & climate change.[read]

We have regular Big Apple Take-aways in the autumn where we give away apples we’ve picked from gardens in the area, make cider from residual apples, and provide windfalls for local pigs. [/read-more]

contact: info@charlburygreenhub.co.uk | www.charlburygreenhub.org.uk

Dean Court Community Action Group

Dean Court Community Action Group

OX2

Our mission is to minimise waste and maximise the quality of life in our community. At the moment the main focus of our group is building a new community centre and a cycle track between Dean Court, Farmoor and Eynsham.

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We have a swap shop on the first Saturday of every month, weather permitting, on Pinnock’s Green. Meetings are informal and fun, and usually include a glass of wine – 8pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Anyone is welcome!

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contact: priscilla.waugh@ntlworld.com | www.cagoxfordshire.org.uk

Faringdon Eco-week

Faringdon Eco-week

SN7

Faringdon’s annual eco-week runs a raft of low carbon events for all ages and interests, covering waste, food, energy, environment, and sustainable living in our community.

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There’s loads to discover about being happier, healthier, and better off! Join in one of the many activities taking place in and around Faringdon, our urban-rural hub: low carbon methods of transport preferred!

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contact: NoPlanetB@ecoweek.info | www.ecoweek.info

Goring & Streatley Sustainability Group

Goring & Streatley Sustainability Group

RG8

The Goring and Streatley Sustainability Group (GSSG) is a group of volunteers committed to climate change for the benefit of the broader population, and our children.

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We have two main objectives: first, to promote, for the benefit of the parishes of Goring and Streatley, the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment of the area; and, secondly, to generate 1,000 MWh of clean hydroelectric power per annum from three Archimedes screws on the weirs at Goring & Streatley, enough to provide the electricity requirements for over 300 dwellings.

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contact: info@gssg.org.uk | www.gssg.org.uk