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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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

4 upcoming events

4 upcoming events that may be of interest to Carbon Cutters.

1. oighs_logo_again4Oxfordshire Ideal Green Home Show

Friday 23rd April, 4-7pm, and Sat 24th April , 10am – 4pm

Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1BH


  • Over 20 local green building and renewable energy companies
  • Technology introductions from local suppliers
  • Presentations from local eco-renovators
  • Updates about local grants and the recently announced feed in tariffs
  • The opportunity to learn from people who have eco-renovated their homes

For further info about the stall holders and programme of talks, see http://climatex.org/articles/eco-renovation/ideal-green-home-show/

www.ecovation.org.uk / www.climatex.org/ecorenovation or call Jo on 01865 275 856.

Suggested donation of £2 per adult for entry.

Organised by Oxfordshire ClimateXchange and the Climate Outreach Information Network (COIN), with support from Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council.

2. Ask the Climate Question

Ask the Climate Question is a coalition of UK environmental and development charities and not-for-profits, focusing on marginal seats where the candidates and political parties are listening the hardest. They’re calling on everyone to: Ask the Climate Question.

Further info about the national campaign here: http://asktheclimatequestion.org.uk/

Wednesday 21 April 7.30 pm CLIMATE QUESTION TIME

In the Assembly Room, Oxford Town Hall.

Panel: Andrew Smith MP, (Labour), Steve Goddard, (Liberal Democrats),

Edward Argar, (Conservative) and Sushila Dhall (Green Party)

In OXFORD EAST, make sure you ask the 2010 Election Climate Question.

As the next election approaches Greenpeace has teamed up with a collation of other environmental and development NGOs to organise a political hustings in our local constituency of Oxford East.

The coalition includes Greenpeace, Oxfam, WWF, RSPB, Christian Aid, the World Development Movement, People and Planet, Tearfund the Green Alliance, and a few others.

Between us we have 5-15,000 regular supporters in Oxford East, which is really interesting as our current MP Andrew Smith has a majority of 963. We think that the next MP (whichever party they belong to) should be made very aware of the number of people in his/her constituency that are worried about climate change. This is an issue that will win, or lose them votes. We want to ask them the climate question and make sure that the candidates we vote for have very good answers……

Contact: jspragg@nildram.co.uk with questions or offers of help


Are you involved in a food project which is helping to reduce health inequalities in your community? Or would you like to learn more about how you could make this happen?

If so, please join us at a free networking and learning event for community food projects in the Thames Valley area on Wednesday 28th April, 10.00-15.00 at St Anne’s College, Oxford.

There will be presentations and workshops on relevant themes as well as an opportunity to meet other projects from across the region and to share your experiences and ideas. The deadline for registrations is Friday 9th April, but places are limited so please book early.

For more information, please contact : Louisa Greenbaum, Communications Co-ordinator on tel: 01273 431 711 (Mon-Tue) or email: louisa@freshideas.org.uk.

4. 7th - 9th May 2010 Power – Up London: 2010, A training weekend on the planning system and your legal rights

For full details go to: http://www.foe.co.uk/community/news/power_up_22627.html

Power Up is a weekend of workshops and networking to empower people to make a difference.
Find out how to use the system effectively. Learn how to confidently use legal and planning knowledge and share your ideas with others. Gain
the tools, confidence and contacts to help make your community a cleaner, healthier, fairer place to live.

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