About us.....

Abingdon Carbon Cutters is a Community Action Group formed to help reduce the carbon footprint of Abingdon in response to climate change, and to promote a sustainable and resilient lifestyle for our town as fossil fuel stocks decline. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at St Ethelwold's House, which is here.

At some meetings, we have guest speakers to present various topics, and at others we discuss our own personal actions to address climate change. The group has a focus on encouragement, both of one another, and of the town community.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Zac Goldsmith at Woodstock Literary festival

Zac Goldsmith is talking about Building a Sustainable Society at the Woodstock Festival at 12 noon on Thurs 17th. I can't go but sounds very relevant. The Festival website is www.woodstockliteraryfestival.com

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

The future of food

There was a very interesting and informative program on BBC 2 this evening called 'The Future of Food', on the looming crisis in food production due to global warming, dependence on oil, and water scarcity. It's part of a series. The next program is next Monday at 9.00. This current one is available on BBC iPlayer

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Carbon Cutters meeting 19th August

Dear friends of Abingdon Carbon Cutters,
A quick reminder that we are looking forward to meeting together on 19th August at St Ethelwold's House, 30 East St Helen Street OX14 5EB, from 7.30 - 9pm to explore how ACC can go forward. . Bring your ideas, hopes and enthusiasm! Coffee and cake will be provided as always!

If you can't come then you can feed your ideas and offers of help to Cliff Marshall at candpmarshall@btinternet.com or via our blog.
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Monday, August 10, 2009

Age of Stupid - screening in Kidlington

The local group, "Kidlington Vs Climate Change" are delighted to announce their next event....

**** THE AGE OF STUPID (12A) ***

If you weren't able to get to the showing in Abingdon, this is well worth seeing.

Starring Pete Postlethwaite (The Usual Suspects, In the Name of the Father)

“Knocks spots off An Inconvenient Truth” The Ecologist

“The first successful dramatisation of climate change to hit the big screen” The Guardian

Watch the trailer here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dTyTTFgluk

Where: Exeter Hall

When: 7:00-9:30pm, Wednesday 30th September

Tickets: £3 Adults, £2 concessions (inc complimentary glass of wine!)

How to buy: Email us at kidlingtonvsclimatechange@yahoo.co.uk or phone 01865 841146 (evening)

Please note the film is classified as a 12A. There will be an expert for Q&A afterwards for those who wish to stay briefly.

This will be the most important film you watch this year!

Anthony Simpson & the KvCC team


p.s. the cost of tickets is to cover costs for the Hall, facilities & film licence. In the event of any surplus funds, these will be used to fund future group activities to help raise awareness about climate change.

p.p.s. We meet informally on the first Tuesday of the month at the Dogwood Pub, 8pm. You are welcome to pop in any time.
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The Oxfordshire Big Climate Event - 7th November

Oxfordshire Climate Xchange & the Community Action Group Project, with the Oxfordshire Climate Action Network (OxCAN) present:

The Oxfordshire Big Climate Event

Saturday November 7th, 10am – 5pm, Oxford Town Hall .

Following on from ‘Joining the Dots’ activities and feedback from Community Action Groups, we have identified a clear need for a skill share and communities conference in Oxfordshire.

The objectives of the event are to:

* Meet other groups, learn from each other, strengthen your work and share best practise
* Skill share of specific ideas to involve your community in carbon and waste reduction
* Inspiration, ideas and support for starting up a new community group
* Showcasing agencies and organisations that can provide help and support

There will be a choice of workshops in both the morning and afternoon sessions, with practical ‘how to…’ activities during the lunch break, time for informal networking and the day will finish with wine, live music and dancing!

Places will cost £5 per person and include a locally sourced lunch. Subsidised places will be available on request.

Please reserve the date in your diaries now! More information and a booking form will be sent nearer the time.

In order for us to plan an event that will be most useful to you, we have created a very quick online survey with a list of example workshop subjects. Please click on the link below and follow the instructions to help us tailor the day to your groups’ needs. There are quite a lot of things that need to be done in order to organize the workshops so we would appreciate your comments as soon as possible. Thanks!

Please click here to complete the survey:

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