A new website has been launched offering practical advice for Oxfordshire people wanting to reduce their carbon footprint and save energy.
Climate Action Oxfordshire – climateactionoxfordshire.org.uk – lists measures people can take, and rates them according to effort, impact, and cost. It also gives people an idea of what financial savings they can make and includes tips and links on how to get started.
From small changes such as washing your clothes on a cold cycle, creating a wildflower area or using rechargeable batteries, to recycling more, eating less meat, and – for those with a bigger budget – getting solar panels or an electric vehicle, the website is full of practical things you can do with the time and money you have to spare.
It is a joint venture by Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford City Council, Cherwell, South Oxfordshire, West Oxfordshire, and Vale of White Horse district councils, and OxLEP – the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership.
Not another load of advice on climate change where is the consultation and action? All that is happening is dictatorial practices and when the OCC does consult they ignore the majority view eg covering areas with road blockers which just puts pollution at a higher rate on the roads that are open. Pour money into better cheaper bus services especially in rural areas.
Don’t forget. Pouring concrete into green fields. We need houses but look at brown sites and regeneration options first.