Current levels of air pollution in Oxfordshire are dangerously high.
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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.
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).
Oxford Friends of the Earth has launched a new toolkit for churches and other faith centres and communities. ‘Creating a Buzz!’ shows how people linked to any church, mosque, synagogue or other faith building can make the green spaces around them better for bees.
Over 40 people from 22 groups squeezed into our meeting room on February 10th to take part in what proved to be a very positive discussion.