• Green Futures Conference at Hill End

    On 11 July I attended the first (hopefully of many) Green Futures Conference for 14-18 year olds, held at Hill End Outdoor Learning Centre to deliver a workshop on ‘how communities are investing in community energy’. The realities of our unstable climate system is an awful scenario for today’s teenagers and many of them are…
    8 August 2022
  • Postcards From 2030 – an emotional celebration of 10 years of Low Carbon Hub community groups

    On Saturday 21 May we celebrated 10 years of partnership between the Low Carbon Hub and our 40 community group members in the atmospheric surroundings of the Story Museum, Oxford. The event was designed to be creative and celebratory and the Woodshed Theatre at the Story Museum was decorated to feel welcoming and festive. It…
    15 June 2022
  • We are 10 years old!

    The Low Carbon Hub turned 10 in December 2021. To celebrate this achievement, we’re going to be looking back at our key milestones and moments from the past decade and sharing them with you over the course of 2022. We’ve already started in our monthly newsletter, and so if you haven’t already subscribed you can…
    10 June 2022
  • Energy Prices, Climate Crisis – what can we do?

    Oxfordshire environmental groups and local councils cooperate to address the energy price crisis. All over Oxfordshire people are struggling to pay their energy bills. But so many homes are so poorly insulated that around a quarter of the energy we pay for is simply wasted. Much of that energy still comes from fossil fuels so…
    7 June 2022
  • The Energy Systems Accelerator (mini-TESA) launches!

    The Energy Systems Accelerator (mini-TESA) pilot officially launched yesterday (Thursday 26 May) as a cross-sector, progressive co-working space for a just energy transition in the heart of Oxford. What is mini-TESA? Mini-TESA is a world-leading multi-disciplinary hub and co-working space, championing green innovation.  This 100-person building co-locates the Low Carbon Hub with University of Oxford…
    27 May 2022
  • Gallery: we are 10 years old!

    We celebrate our tenth year in operation this year, and we would like to celebrate with you. Gallery Here you’ll find some photos celebrating some excellent moments over the years, from launching community energy share offers, installing rooftop solar PV on school roofs, to taking part in ground-breaking collaborations such as Project LEO. We couldn’t…
    18 May 2022
  • British Science Week is here!

    British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths that will take place between 11-20 March 2022. British Science Week, run by the British Science Association, is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. The festival features entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all…
    11 March 2022
  • Celebrate World Book Day with these climate related books

    UNESCO created World Book Day on 23 April 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. The first World Book Day in the UK and Ireland took place in 1997 to encourage young people to discover the pleasure of reading. “We wanted to do something to reposition reading, and our message is the same today…
    3 March 2022
  • Fairtrade Fortnight is almost here – how can you get involved?

    Fairtrade Fortnight is an annual promotional campaign organised and funded by the Fairtrade Foundation to increase awareness of Fairtrade and Fairtrade products. Two weeks every year, thousands of individuals, companies, and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food, mine our gold, and grow the cotton in our…
    7 February 2022
  • Conclusions from COP26

    One week ago, the finishing touches were being made on the final COP26 agreement. The frantic final hours of COP26 were a distinct contrast to the carefully choreographed first days. A series of tense huddles that took place more than 24 hours into overtime finally produced the Glasgow Climate Pact that all countries were happy…
    20 November 2021