Low Carbon South Oxford

Public Meeting: Low Carbon South Oxford - Achievements this year and the year ahead - Wednesday 23rd May

7.30pm in the main hall at South Oxford Community Centre, Lake Street.

There will be an opportunity to hear about what LCSO has been doing over the past year in the areas of sustainable food, low carbon living, sustainable transport, and greener buildings. We will have an update on Hogacre Common, and plans for the coming year including our hopes to set up a local farmers' market, a biodiversity group, renewable energy on community buildings and creative-with-waste initiatives. There will be a chance for you to join in the discussion and have your say.

There will also be information stands, time to meet people involved in various related groups and organisations, a seed swap and refreshments.

Spring Awakening and Asparagus Feast, Sunday 13th May

9.30am Cycle ride to pick up asparagus from Medley Manor Farm.  Meet at railway Bridge to Hogacre Common.

12 noon Highlights of last year with Oxgrow (AGM) at Hogacre Common and plans for the future.

1 pm Asparagus tasting servings from Low Carbon South Oxford, bring your own picnic lunch accompaniment. Apple juice, tea, coffee and cakes will be served.  Music, fun and frolics for all ages.

Introducing Remade

April 2012 is Remade month, when 10:10ers around the world share the skills and build the confidence to fix their clothes, bikes, computers and anything else that we can keep alive with a few basic repairs.


Upcycling Workshop, Saturday 3rd March

[Juice box wallet]

[Making a notebook]Around 25-30 adults and children enjoyed a free Up-cycling Workshop and café at South Oxford Community Centre, Lake Street, on Saturday 3rd March this year.

The session was led by Doireann Lalor, who showed us how to make:

[Notebook]notebooks out of
old cereal boxes →

juice-carton-wallet-1← wallets from juice cartons:

beads-2jewellery beads from magazines →

[Inner-tube belt making]← and belts from old inner tubes.

We had fun learning how to make nice things to keep ourselves or give away as presents.

It was great to chat with new people in the community and at the same time we felt good to be using things that would otherwise be thrown away!

Low Carbon South Oxford’s Creative with Waste group plan to hold a similar event, but with different items during the summer.

Greener Buildings event, 6th June 2011

On the evening of Monday 6th June last year, around 25 people met in the Duke of Monmouth pub on Abingdon Road, to hear four short talks from experts and lay people, with powerpoint presentations, samples of various types of insulation, a light-bulb library etc.  The topics covered were:

[Loft insulation][Underfloor insulation]

  • low cost and DIY greening your home
  • solar electricity
  • internal and external solid wall insulation
  • energy monitors
  • low energy light bulbs

The presentations were followed by a question and answer session and general discussion.

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