About Low Carbon South Oxford
LCSO is a community group established in March 2011 which aims to help South Oxford residents, groups and organisations work together to reduce their carbon footprint; to raise awareness of environmental issues; and move towards more environmentally sustainable ways of living and working.
Since 2011 we have set up a Car Club and a weekly Farmers' and Community Market and we organise three Swap Shops each year.
During 2015 we have been involved with helping organise Environmental Hustings prior to the General Election, and with lobbying M.P.s about climate change.
We are closely linked with Hogacre Common, our wonderful local eco-park/nature reserve.
If you have ideas or suggestions about activities or events we should be involved in or be offering, we'd love to hear from you.
Beautiful Bunting goes to Mass Lobby of M.P.s
Members of Low Carbon South Oxford went to London on Wednesday 17th June to join the ‘Speak Up for the Love Of ‘ Climate Lobby.
We joined other local groups and over 9,000 people from all over the UK at this Mass Lobby of M.P.s, and they took a special bunting petition with them.
Many South Oxford residents added to the petition by naming or drawing on a bunting triangle something they love which could be threatened by climate change. The bunting was taken to local schools so that children could join in. It grew and grew into a beautiful, unusual and powerful petition which Andrew Smith our M.P. was interested to see.
Andrew gave local groups time to outline their concerns that climate change could affect so many of the things we care about: our families, our food, our wildlife, our futures. The Climate Coalition is pressing for an effective global climate deal from talks in Paris this December, reckoning that today’s politicians might be the last generation with a chance to solve the climate crisis.