Dianne Regisford at Green Book Club
Dianne Regisford, a local Green Party author read extracts from Evoking Belonging and answered questions from readers at the July Green Book Club.
Watch a recording of her performance and conversation.[Read more]
Green Comment: New data on key sources of air pollution in Oxford
As expected, this report shows only minor improvements in air quality pre-COVID.
Only during COVID did air quality improve to the point where it was no longer breaching international standards.
Says Green Councillor Dick Wolff, "Rather than seeking to 'lock in' the improvements to air quality witnessed in the last few months, the City Council are actually DELAYING the introduction of a clean air zone in the City Centre and for a number of weeks even waived car parking charges. We need to 'build back better' - not return to the same poor air quality."
The Greens have proposed Low Traffic Neighbourhoods across the City, additional bus gates, an expanded clean air zone and massive improvements to cycle infrastructure.[Read more]
Green Comment on City Council welcomes Pension Fund’s climate-focused changes to pension investments
Says Green City Councillor Craig Simmons who, as Chair of the City Council's Finance Panel in 2014, first tabled the City Council motion to divest from fossil fuels, "Although this is not a dramatic change of direction, it is nonetheless welcome. But, without close measurement and monitoring, there is a real risk that the policy won't deliver much at all."
Green Party Health Spokesperson Larry Sanders speaking on how we get out of the coronavirus crisis and how this relates to Oxford.
The coronavirus pandemic is the biggest health emergency since the Spanish Flu. It's put more strain on our NHS than ever before - and the incredible work of our doctors, nurses and NHS staff have been vital in protecting the public.
But decades of privatisation and cuts has meant the NHS is fighting the crisis with one hand tied behind its back. Crucial funding is leaking out of the system into the pockets of private companies. Proper PPE hasn't been getting to frontline workers. And the government has used this crisis to funnel more and more contracts to their friends in the private sector.
If we're going to get out of this crisis, get out of lockdown safely, and hug our loved ones again, we need a new approach.
Join East Oxford campaigners and councillors Dick Wolff, Rosie Rawle and Chris Jarvis for a talk from Green Party Health Spokesperson Larry Sanders on August 14.
Larry - the brother of former US Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders - will be speaking on how we get out of the crisis and how this should be done in Oxford.