Mary Franklin, candidate for Bloxham and Bodicote

When my family was young, I was active in Oxford in a recycling group, low carbon scheme and community orchard. I joined the Green Party as the only political party with realistic solutions to our current challenges. The overriding challenge is climate change, which we have to tackle locally as well as globally. I strongly oppose fracking, for example, which would endanger our soil and water quality as well as pursuing fossil fuels rather than alternative energy sources. Instead, I would work to promote greater energy efficiency through better insulation, better bus services and boosting the local economy.

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    August Book/Film Club


    Join Oxfordshire Greens online for a discussion of the film '2040' . The film looks at the effects of climate change over the next 20 years and the technologies that exist today that can be used to reverse the effects. Suitable for all ages from 8 to 80 - this is an inspiring and uplifting vision of the future. 

    Introduction from the film's website:

    "2040 is a hybrid feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW!

    The 2040 journey began with award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film). Motivated by concerns about the planet his 4-year-old daughter would inherit, Damon embarked on a global journey to meet innovators and changemakers in the areas of economics, technology, civil society, agriculture, education and sustainability. Drawing on their expertise, he sought to identify the best solutions, available to us now, that would help improve the health of our planet and the societies that operate within it. From marine permaculture to decentralised renewable energy projects, he discovered that people all over the world are taking matters into their own hands.

    This journey is the central premise for the documentary ‘2040’, a story of hope that looks at the very real possibility that humanity could reverse global warming and improve the lives of every living thing in the process. It is a positive vision of what ‘could be’, instead of the dystopian future we are so often presented."

    You can rent/watch this film online in your own time.

    Register below to join us for a discussion with others on Zoom!

    August 07, 2020 at 8pm
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