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About Us

About Oxford Friends of the Earth

One of around 200 local Friends of the Earth groups across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, we're a voluntary group of local residents working to promote a healthy and sustainable environment. We meet regularly to discuss campaigns on a range of environmental issues, to share concerns and celebrate progress.

What does the Oxford group do?

  • Keep ourselves informed with discussions at our meetings and talks from invited speakers on current environmental activities, and through our monthly bulletin
  • Raise awareness of key environmental issues at our stalls at public meetings and events that we organise, via our stalls at local festivals and events, and through social, print and broadcast media
  • Raise funds for campaigning through raffles and other events
  • Decide which issues to focus on and collaborate with our supporters and other groups/individuals to run campaigns and events. Our current focus is on air pollution, climate action and protecting bees/nature.

What can I do?

There's a whole range of ways you can get involved; from helping on stalls to organising high profile activities, contributing to social media, giving media interviews or writing letters to your MP and councillors. Don't worry if you feel like you don't know enough - joining us can be a learning experience and a chance to meet people with diverse backgrounds.

If you would like to get involved, please contact us by email (see contact details below). You can also find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (OxfordFOE1) for details of forthcoming events, latest campaign news and more.

When and Where?

Everyone is welcome to our monthly meetings, held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.30 pm at the Friends' Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford. This is the best way to find out more about our latest campaigns and to get involved in our activities. Email us if you would like to subscribe to our monthly bulletin.

Download Oxford Friends of the Earth information leaflet.

News

Friends of the Earth Clean Air

Air pollution in Oxfordshire – what can we do about it now and how?

Current levels of air pollution in Oxfordshire are dangerously high. 

We are calling for all our local councils to develop a strong action programme that will deliver the changes we need to ensure that we have air that meets WHO standards by 2020.

Please sign the petition (by clicking on the link above) and share!

What else can we do?

The Oxfordshire Clean Air action Group welcomed Ted Burke, Activism Coordinator for Friends of the Earth’s Clean Air campaign at a meeting convened by Oxford Friends of the Earth to talk about how we campaign locally and discuss what actions we may want to take to urgently tackle air pollution in Oxfordshire.

Friends of the Earth’s Campaigning Guides for Local Action, an online resource available to the public, was introduced to us and specifically, the Clean Air campaign local action guide.

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Craig Bennett and Jonathon Porritt

Global Crisis - Local Action public meeting

Jonathon Porritt and Craig Bennett gave a lively and informative presentation at the Methodist Church in New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, on 20th October on ‘Think Global, Act Local’. Looking first at the positive, Jonathon covered community energy, PV Panels, electric cars and – the big story – energy storage (where battery technology has improved enormously of late).

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