Charlbury Green Hub

In March 2013, the Charlbury Area Waste Action Group changed its name to the Charlbury Green Hub with a new website or the briefer URLs and 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.

Recycling calendar for 2013/2014

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.

Environmental events listing

New events are going on the calendar of events all the time, here are just a selection:

  • Fri 4th Oct Peace at the Pub reflects on "fracking" at 6pm at the Bell Hotel
  • Sat 5th Oct Global Day of Solidarity for the Arctic 30 Greenpeace activists
  • Sat 19th Oct Last guided tour this year of Westmill Wind Farm & Solar Park
  • Mon 11th Nov Guided tour at 2pm around food waste digester at Cassington followed at 3pm by visit to Dix Pit, the landfill site at Stanton Harcourt
  • Sat 16th Nov Refashion at Langdale Hall, Witney which is our annual local clothes swap, refurbishing etc
  • Thurs 21st Nov The Pig Idea Feast in Trafalgar Square
  • 6th/7th Jan 2014 The Real Farming Conference, Oxford
  • all the local farmers' markets

    Environmental issues

    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

    Things you can do

    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

    Continuing CAWAG Activities

    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.

    New Wider Aims

    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.

    History of CAWAG

    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

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