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We are a local community group running initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint of East Oxford

Open Homes in East Oxford 14 and 15 June 2014

This Saturday and Sunday (14-15 June) six homes will be open as part of the Green Open Homes weekend across Oxford, by arrangement with Low Carbon East Oxford.Find out what actions local people have taken – big and small – to make their homes more comfortable, and to reduce their energy requirements.

You can see and chat about major refurbishment – including internal and external solid wall insulation – and the latest in lighting, as well as learning about draught-proof strips around front doors, door curtains and a cost-effective way to cut out draughts from sash windows. Most homes are open to drop in on the afternoon of Sunday 15 June. Please check for details of opening times for each property.

Hope to see you there!

 

Keeping Warm

Our next public meeting is on Tuesday 1 April from 5:30-7pm at the Methodist Hall, Jeune Street, OX4 1BN
Dale Hoyland of the Affordable Warmth Network will describe the support available to keep you warm and to reduce energy bills – and carbon emissions. Dale is working with the City and Council Councils to provide this service in east Oxford. The help is available to all private renters and owner-occupiers in east Oxford but there is additional information as well as grants and finanical assistance for:
  • families with pre-shcool children
  • elderly and vulnerable residents
With advice for
  • homeowners aged 60+
  • private tenants
and an update on the recent enhancements to Green Deal cashback offers.
Please let you neighbours know!
If you can’t make it to the meeting, you can also contact the Affordable Warmth Network for free, impartial advice on 0800 107 0044 or contact awn (at) nef.org.uk

The LCEO AGM 2013

A BIG THANK YOU for everyone who attended the AGM! It was great to see you all there and we really appreciate your support and interest in LCEO! Please see below for the links to the minutes and presentations:

AGM Minutes

‘Low Carbon Living’ Presentation

Annual Summary of Activity

Please join us!

We’d love to have you on board. Here are 3 things you can do:

  1. Join our email newsletter – sent once a month with positive news & events in Oxford.
  2. Follow us on FacebookTwitter.
  3. Join the steering committee – discuss the changes you’d like to see; plan new initiatives; be part of the solution to global warming. Email the LCEO group now to join the committee or ask any questions you have

Monthly Newsletters now published

All our newsletters are published – to select and view – go here

These newsletters provide up to date bulletins covering local community action and partnership building. For instance you can find out more about LCEO’s collaborative projects with local student groups including the Oxford Student Consultancy (University of Oxford) and architecture students from Oxford Brookes.

Current initiatives

More than 200 east Oxford Homes thermal imaged!

Low Carbon East Oxford’s inaugural thermal imaging project is now complete.

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To see previously produced GIS mapping of our installation of radiator reflector panels

Check out our photo gallery for the latest events

Cowley Road Carnival 2013

One World Fair 2012

Elder Stubbs festival 2012

Thanks to Oxfork for hosting our Winter Social!

Our Winter Social 2012 party took place at a lovely Oxford cafe, Oxfork (39 Magdalen Road, OX4 1RB Tel: 01865 243280). The seasonal root vegetarian two-course meal was delicious.

The raffle held – recycled a raft of items including a high-end P.C speaker system that is now being used in a local primary school

Recent initiatives

Our recent projects have included:

  • LESS – the Landlord Energy Efficiency Scheme (LESS) was a big initiative to save tonnes of CO2 per annum by improving the energy efficiency of the many private rented homes in East Oxford. We won £38,000 funding from Department of Energy and Climate Change with our application and LESS Business Plan. We trained 23 people as energy assessors and performed 200 surveys on properties across East Oxford. We are currently providing energy advice to 50 of these properties and transforming one property into a Jubilee Superhome that will have external solid wall insulation to significantly increase the energy efficiency of this property and become a showcase for the surrounding area.
  • Won a national competition for the installation of a solar PV installation from Joju Solar.
  • Community information sharing initiatives (including community meetings about food and local business, stalls and via our website, Twitter & Facebook pages) to raise awareness of the issues and provide solutions.
  • Facilitated 7 solar PV installations in East Oxford.
  • Giveaway Day where households gave away unwanted items to others

Where is East Oxford?


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Contact us

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Constitution

Low Carbon East Oxford is a community group. See our Constitution (PDF).

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1 Comment
Andrew Finney
January 2, 2016 at 12:44 pm

Hi

Following a sell-out screening of “This Changes Everything” – a film about the response to climate change – Fossil Free Oxfordshire are organising another screening at the Oxford Phoenix Picturehouse cinema on the 24th January.

People can book seats here: https://www.ourscreen.com/screening/40610

This is a tremendous conciousness raising opportunity. We need your help to ensure the screening happens.

To ensure that this screening goes ahead we need to ensure that another 31 people book a seat by the 17th January.

So please put the word out.

If time allows we plan to have a Q&A session with speakers from various groups in Oxford active in the the climate change arena. If you liked to be involved in this please get in touch.

Background

Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Many thanks.

Andrew Finney
0795 179 7499

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