Kate Raworth will be talking about Doughnut Economics in a public webinar this Friday, before our regular Green Book Club.
The meeting with be chaired by cycling campaigner and owner of one of Oxford’s most remarkable zero carbon homes, Green Councillor Dick Wolff. The Q&A will be expertly facilitated by Chris Jarvis, Rosie Rawle and Ellen Lees.
What we need to do now, by Chris Goodall.
June's Book will be "What we need to do now" by Chris Goodall. The session will be online, and Chris Goodall, the writer, will be there to present his ideas, and take questions from you, the readers.
Chris Goodall sets out the ways the UK can become carbon neutral by 2050. His proposals include:
- Building a huge over-capacity of wind and solar energy, storing the excess as hydrogen.
- Using hydrogen to fuel our trains, shipping, boilers and heavy industry, while electrifying buses, trucks and cars.
- Farming - and eating - differently, encouraging plant-based alternatives to meat
- Paying farmers to plant and maintain woodlands.
- Making fashion sustainable and aviation pay its way, funding synthetic fuels and genuine offsets.
- Using technical solutions to capture CO2 from the air, and biochar to lock carbon in the soil.
What We Need To Do Now is a short hardback book that offers a set of solutions to each of the main challenges posed by global heating. Of course it covers energy supply but also has chapters on housing, food, clothing and the main manufacturing problem areas, such as cement and steel. It finishes by looking briefly at the opportunities for direct capture of CO2 from air and the possible benefits and costs of tinkering with the reflectivity of the Earth’s atmosphere.
While we cannot practice delivering leaflets at the moment, we can learn out how to organise leafleting patches.
Benali Hamdache from the London Green Party will take members through that in a national online training event from 18:30 to 19:45.
Then at 20:15 we will reconvene in a local Zoom meeting to find out from each other how we are managing to get leaflets delivered in different parts of Oxfordshire.
RSVP to get connection details in the autoreply email. Please select the sessions (shifts) you can join.
Members Only Meeting to hear from Layla Moran MP
We are pleased to have arranged another meeting for Green Party members to hear from Layla Moran, MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, on Friday 19th June, 18.30–20.00.
In addition to Layla there will be two local Greens, forming a small panel: Cheryl Briggs, a District Councillor for Vale of White Horse, and Ben Saward, a Young Green and a candidate for Oxford City.
This is one of our regular meetings with Layla, to hear about her work and ask questions. We have been organising these every six months, since the party stood aside in the General Election 2017, enabling Layla to unseat the Tory MP.
Would you like to submit a question to Layla and the panel? If so, please send it to email@example.com by the end of Saturday 6th June. We will select a range of questions and forward them to the panel in advance.
Please RSVP below, to receive the Zoom link. Please reply soon, so that we know numbers and can ensure we accommodate everyone. If you leave it to the last minute there may not be space.
We want to hear your ideas, thoughts and feelings about life after Covid-19. How would you like to see Oxfordshire in five years time? How can the Green Party work effectively to get there?
This is an open, honest and friendly conversation about what Oxfordshire Green Party should be doing to move towards this vision.
Please do join us -whether you feel strongly about a particular issue, care about the future of your community, or you just want to listen to, and share ideas with other local members.
This event is for Members only.
So much has happened since the last Gathering: Coronavirus, postponed Local Elections and April 2020 being one of the hottest on record. So much is changing, and in this change there is potential to rebuild a different society. A society that is safer, healthier and greener.
Join us on 1st August for the South East Greens Regional Gathering to meet fellow Greens, hear stories of community and Council responses to Coronavirus and look forward to what could be a Breakthrough year for the Green Party in the May 2021 County Council Elections.
Greens from across South East England will be coming to Oxford to plan for a better future.