Earth Hour 2011 – Sat 26th March from 8.30pm

Earth Hour 2011

From London to Sydney, New York and Singapore, people across the world will be marking Earth Hour this Saturday (26 March 2011) and switching off their lights. A simple idea that has rapidly gained global support. For just one hour everyone is asked to switched off their lights and make a symbolic stand against climate change. It’s a reminder to us all that we only have one planet Earth. And it’s an urgent message that we want to reduce the impact our energy system has on that planet.

Find out more at: earthhour.wwf.org.uk

Low Carbon Living Fair, North Oxford – 30th March

LOW CARBON OXFORD NORTH (LCON) are organising a Low Carbon Living Fair on 30th March from 7.15pm until 9.15pm North Oxford Association, Diamond Place (next to the Ferry Leisure Centre)

Spring Clean your Carbon Footprint at and find out more about the practical ways you can reduce your carbon emissions, improve your home, strengthen your community, save money and have fun.  You can speak to all the people coordinating activities, sign up as a participant or even sign up to help run LCON.  There will be stalls on:

–          Carbon Conversations;

–          Low Carbon Living Programme;

–          Sustainable Food Group;

–          Sustainable Travel Group;

–          Oxford North Community Renewables (ONCORE);

Plus:

–          Solar power experts;

–          Cyclox;

–          Common Wheels (Car Club);

–          Streetcar (Car Club);

–          Forest of Oxford;

–          And more.

Find out more at: www.lcon.org.uk

For Creed and Creation Book

For Creed and Creation: A simple guide to greening your church is a great new little book of practical suggestions for making your church more energy efficient.

With simple ideas and advice from the way the building is run, to how rubbish is recycled and the light switches used, the guide will help to reduce bills and put your church on the right track to tackling your carbon footprint. Published by the Diocese of Oxford and co-written by local curate, Revd. Dr. Gillian Straine, the book includes details of local organisations and where to go for help.
“…churches aren’t just places of wonder, encounter and community; they’re also real buildings which make an impact on the natural world, and it’s our responsibility to make sure that their carbon footprint is as small as possible. We have over 800 church buildings in our diocese, and with all the people who pass through them in a year, we can influence literally hundreds of thousands more buildings.”
Bishop of Oxford
Copies of the booklet are available for:
  • £2.50 each – £3.28 including postage and packaging
  • £10 for five copies – £11.33 including postage and packaging
  • £15 for ten copies – £18.41 including postage and packaging

Order by Post: Send a cheque for the total amount (including postage and packaging), made payable to ‘Oxford Diocesan Board of Finance, to: For Creed and Creation Book, Environment Desk, Dept of Mission, Diocese of Oxford, North Hinksey, Oxford, OX2 0NB.

View online: You can view the contents of the book in the viewer below.