In March 2013, the Charlbury Area Waste Action Group changed its name to the Charlbury Green Hub with a new website www.charlburygreenhub.org.uk or the briefer URLs www.cghub.org.uk and www.chub.org.uk with links to us on Twitter and Facebook.
The apple & pear season has now started after a late start and the next Big Apple Take-Away will be on Sunday 13th October at 2.30pm on the Playing Close, all welcome to come and take away free local apples and pears.
The recycling calendar for 2013/14 is now available on-line rather than being printed and distributed by WODC to everyone, a great saving in paper but maybe a problem for people who don't have a computer. If you have a neighbour who might miss out, then please print it out for them.
New events are going on the calendar of events all the time, here are just a selection:
Use the website to find out more about environmental issues. Each page has relevant links to external sites and relevant books which can be shared locally. The site is continually updated so pay a visit regularly to see what's new:
31/08/13 - Farming update
31/08/13 - Energy update
30/08/13 - Image links to The Pig Idea pledge & anti-fracking petitions on the home page
31/07/13 - Resources - Fossil Fuels update
22/06/13 - Travel update
13/06/13 - Countryside updated with links to BBC2 Springwatch
08/06/13 - Holidays update & more links
07/06/13 - Global Wildlife update
07/06/13 - Food update
02/06/13 - Peace@ThePub update
01/06/13 - Waste update
30/05/13 - Resources - Rainforests new
25/04/13 - Climate Change update
22/04/13 - Stuff update about consumption and climate change
12/04/13 - Happiness update
30/03/13 - Footpath Network update and photos of Palm Sunday walk through Wychwood in the snow
19/03/13 - Litter update
The calendar on the new website covers interesting environmental/sustainable/ethical events happening in Charlbury and beyond.
Find out more about the new Green Deal, there are opportunities for free energy surveys: register with WODC
All of CAWAG's activities are continuing, the Bring & Takes in March and October and the Charlbury Sharecroppers redistribution of apples in the autumn with the cider making for the Beer Festival. We'll also continue to organise things like secure paper shredding, tool sharpening, bike repairs and collecting things like bras, spectacles, CDs, and cassette tapes for reuse or recycling - bring them along to the Bring & Takes or to our stall at the Farmers Market.
The aim of this hub is to help local people and groups find their way around environmental issues, to share their experiences and to spread Charlbury's good ideas to other communities in Oxfordshire. Our new website will be a good starting point for you to find out more about our local countryside, food, energy, travel, and the wider implications for our planet's limited resources and climate change. We provide a list of things that can be shared by other groups or individuals in Charlbury so that we can work together better as a sharing community . . . and save money and resources in the process.
CAWAG started in 1997 and was one of the first members of the Oxfordshire Community Action Group network which originally concentrated on waste. But times and issues move on, and now we are one of about 50 community groups in the Oxfordshire network all taking action on climate change, including waste reduction, carbon reduction, sustainable transport, and food, energy and water issues, to live a more sustainable and less resource dependent life in our local communities.
Last updated: Fri 4 Oct 2013
Visit our website (www.charlburygreenhub.org.uk)