FREE FOOD AVAILABLE IN CHARLBURY FOR ANYONE TO TAKE
Currently there are loads of things listed locally, including a frozen chicken, Shredded Wheat, Heinz Tomato Ketchup, Horlicks, Squeezy condensed milk, Truvia sweetener, cooking chocolate, baking yeast, Oxo cubes, marmalade, kefir grains, sourdough starter, Toblerone, etc, etc - login and have a look.
RECENT GUARDIAN ARTICLE: Recycle the Weetabix! What I learned from a month on the app that tackles food waste We waste £13bn worth of food each year in the UK, with 71% of that being wasted at home. At the same time, use of food banks has boomed. Is Olio the answer?
Food in your cupboard you're not going to use? Upload a photo to OLIO to find someone locally who would love to use it.
Want to know more about what OLIO is all about? Article in Charlbury Chronicle March 2018 explains how we are just launching OLIO locally here in Charlbury. OLIO is available as a phone app, but can NOW BE USED ON THE WEB to make a new listing as well a view items available locally.
People are usually shocked by how much food they throw out. On average, a family with children spends £680 every year on food that ends up in the bin. Nearly half of what is thrown away is fresh fruit and vegetables. Bread, dairy produce, rice and pasta also make the top five on the most wasted food list.
Article defusing the confusion about Use By and Best Before dates in Charlbury Chronicle June 2010.
Use our website to find out more about environmental issues. Each page has relevant links to external sites, BBC radio & TV programmes, and relevant books which can be shared locally. The site is continually updated with interesting items.
New events are going on the calendar of events all the time: including interesting environmental talks, dates of local Farmers Markets. Also easy links to event listings for other environmental organisations such as Good Food Oxford, Earth Trust, Cogges, Wychwood Project, BBOWT, Oxford Natural History Museum, environmental lectures at Oxford University, and also Daily Information the comprehensive guide to what's on in Oxford.
Information about our local Countryside including:
Sites listed include several lovely fragments of ancient woodland nearby which were once part of the more extensive Wychwood Forest and which are good for bluebells in the spring like Knighton's Copse in Wychwood Forest (below).
In 2013 we changed our name from Charlbury Area Waste Action Group which had 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 60 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. More about us
Last updated: Sun 20 May
Visit our website (https://www.charlburygreenhub.org.uk)