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.WHENJune 05, 2020 at 8pmWHEREZoom online
Kate Robinson wants to volunteer 2019-12-08 17:38:15 +0000
Let us know how you can best help on election day, 7 May 2020. Tasks include:
- Reminding people to vote:
- Knocking on the doors of people who said they will vote Green (“knocking up”).
- Telephoning people who said they would vote green.
- Helping in a committee room.
- Giving lifts to voters with mobility difficulties who are otherwise unable to travel their polling station
- Taking voter numbers at polling stations (“telling”)—many voters don’t make up their minds until they are in the polling booth. A Green rosette and a welcoming face can help persuade them. Key times include 7am-9.30am, and 5pm-8pm.
- Tallying the votes at the count, so we know where in the county there are more Green voters.
Please tick the ways you can help below, and where you can help.Become a volunteer
- Reminding people to vote:
Kate Robinson commented on City Council publishes Oxford North planning application 2018-09-10 19:20:40 +0100This is an excellent analysis of the plan in terms of a joined up cycle network. Thank you Dick Wolff for scrutinising the plan for important details, such as how, in reality we can cycle safely throughout Oxfordshire. Keep up the good work.
Kate Robinson commented on Running out of road 2018-07-10 17:05:34 +0100This is music to our ears. we really want to cycle round Oxfordshire – it is the obvious solution. But we need the structures to do so safely – and with our families! Let’s follow the recommendations adn work towards it.
Kate Robinson wants to volunteer 2017-09-20 21:27:11 +0100
This is a call for candidates to stand for the Green Party at the 2021 elections to councils in Oxfordshire.
We need more Green councillors in Oxfordshire. Could you follow in the footsteps of our Green Party councillors in Oxford, and stand for election? You could improve the quality of our councils by representing the people and views that the governing parties ignore.
If you are at all interested in standing as a candidate, or helping organise a campaign for a candidate, please complete the form below, and the Elections Committee will get back to you with more details.
If you want any more information on what is involved in standing as candidate, please contact the Elections Co-ordinator, David Newman.
We are looking for both target candidates, who will work hard to win in May 2021, and non-target candidates who need to do as little as getting their name on the ballot paper so that people can vote everywhere for a Green Party candidate.Become a volunteer
Kate Robinson wants to volunteer 2017-09-19 20:53:09 +0100
Would you like to help welcome newly-joined members into your area? Not everyone feels confident enough to immediately come to a big meeting or join in a campaign team. So we are looking for members who can talk to them about local issues and the things we are doing as a party.
If you are willing to be a local link person who will make that extra bit of effort to get to know new local members, please let me know and I will ensure you are provided with details of people who join in your area. In cities this area might be a few streets, in the countryside a village. I will divide up the areas once all the volunteers have signed up. Let me know which area you would like to handle.
How you welcome new members and supporters is up to you. Below are some suggestions. Tick the ones that you think might work in your area. Some are more suited to a rural village, other in towns. Or you may have better ideas.Become a volunteer
The Labour-run City Council have seized direct control of East Oxford Community Centre (EOCC) on the Cowley Road) and plan to sell off half the Community Centre site and 'improve' the rest (funded by further sell-offs; East Oxford Games Hall and the Film Oxford building).
The Centre was run by the East Oxford Community Association before the Council power-grab. The Centre is home to many local groups (including Fusion Arts & Oxford Action Resource Centre) and most nights all available rooms are booked out. Both the Games Hall and Film Oxford are also well used.
The Greens are contesting claims by Labour that they can re-provide 'improved' facilities on a site half the current size whilst incorporating those activities previously carried out in the Film Oxford building and East Oxford Games Hall.
The Greens have put forward an alternative solution - to instead develop land in nearby Cave Street for housing and instead redevelop the Community Centre land for use by social and community enterprises. This will provide MORE housing and retain the integrity of the EOCC site.112 signatures
Green Councillors are calling on the Labour-run City Council to ‘think again’ about its decision to seize direct control of East Oxford Community Centre from the Community Association and rush through a redevelopment funded by selling off the East Oxford Games Hall and Film Oxford sites.
We are calling for:
- A Centre run for the community by the community
- Improvements to the East Oxford Community Centre not to be made dependent on the closure of the Games Hall and Film Oxford.
- Proper public consultation on the future of community provision in East Oxford
Kate Robinson, Green Party Candidate for Headington Hill &amp; Northway
I have lived in Headington for 14 years, and I am now bringing up my young family here. I work as a librarian in Oxfordshire and am firmly committed to public services. I volunteer at New Marston Primary School, where my children attend. Here, I help with the school library and run the Gardening Club. I have also recently become involved in the Marston Community Gardening group, where we hope to get as many residents as possible growing fruit and vegetables to eat – for free!
I passionately believe that local communities should come together to improve our local environment and work towards greater social justice – for everyone’s health and well-being. I view Green Politics as the most positive and logical way to improve our local transport, our amenities, our green spaces and our housing.
If elected for Headington Hill & Northway, I would:
- promote safer cycling and walking; especially for children, students and commuters – to reduce the traffic congestion and poor air-quality at peak times
- campaign for more regular, more environmental and cheaper buses (including the 13 and 14 routes) to encourage people to use public transport
- work with the Northway Community Centre to organise activities for all our residents, including Youth Groups, Sports, Health and Wellbeing, Edible Gardening, Swap Shops and Skill-Sharing, such as bike workshops.
I will work hard for you and the values of the Green Party to create a brighter future for the next generation.