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Air pollution campaign volunteer wanted!

Oxford Friends of the Earth is looking for a volunteer air pollution campaigner. This would suit someone with an active interest in air pollution and developing campaign skills, and who can commit at least four hours per week. The volunteer will work with active members of the group and the role will involve:

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Planning as if the climate mattered

Oxfordshire faces huge growth pressures with plans talking about 100,000 new homes across the county by 2031. For the past few months Oxford Friends of the Earth has been working on how we should respond to these issues.

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Air pollution in Oxfordshire – what can we do about it now and how?

Current levels of air pollution in Oxfordshire are dangerously high. 

We are calling for all our local councils to develop a strong action programme that will deliver the changes we need to ensure that we have air that meets WHO standards by 2020.

What else can we do?

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.

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Craig Bennett and Jonathon Porritt

Global Crisis - Local Action public meeting

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).

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