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Sustainable Blewbury

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Sustainable Blewbury is concerned with climate change and other environmental issues. Due to rising atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, as well as depletion of natural resources, we must reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. We need to explore ways in which we as a village can adapt to a lower-carbon way of living, yet maintain a good quality of life. In 2013 we celebrated our 20th anniversary!

Forthcoming events

Film evening – ‘Thin Ice’: Wed., 23rd April 2014, 7.30 pm, Melland (Community) Room – Climate science has been under attack, so Oxford geologist Simon Lamb took his camera to film climate scientists at work around the world to find out what’s really going on. The result is a unique look at the science behind global warming. Followed by a panel discussion led by Blewbury scientists Dr. Emily Black and Prof. Paul Whitehead. Admission and a glass of local wine free (donations welcome).

Green May Fair: Sat., 10th May 2014, 11 am – 3.30 pm, Blewbury School – A joint event with the school and BVS. Enjoy a home-made lunch, tea and cakes, and local produce. Fun activities for the children and live music. Find out how to reduce your bills and your carbon footprint, eco-renovate your home, encourage bees into your garden and grow your own vegetables.

Blewbury Mini-Festival Event – Community Energy projects and the Blewbury EcoCentre: Thurs. 19th June, Blewbury Manor Barn – Details to be announced, watch this space.CAG logo

Details of our events, and some others run by nearby groups, can be found on our events page. Events elsewhere (and much else) can be found on ClimateXchange, and Oxfordshire events on CAG (Community Action Groups) Oxfordshire, which we are affiliated to.


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Newsletter 10, February 2014

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Blewbury Garden Market Extra

Every Saturday morning at the Post Office, from 9.30 am: After our most successful summer of the Garden Market, during the winter season we are again selling bread, pastries, free-range eggs and preserves at the Post Office. More information and producer’s forms can be found on our food page.


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Our activity is organised around five main themes:
 

Travel and Transport

The travel and transport theme promotes public transport and encourages cycling and walking, with more cycleways and footpaths, in order to reduce car dependency.

Energy

The Blewbury Energy Initiative aims to reduce energy consumption in buildings and to encourage the use of renewable energy resources. The aim is to use much less coal, oil and gas to help the global environment.

Food and Farming

The food and farming theme supports and promotes local food production and marketing in order to reduce food miles, as well as encouraging fair trade.

Natural Environment and Heritage

The natural environment and heritage theme aims to raise awareness and promote protection of Blewbury's history, architecture and special characteristics – such as its springs and streams, trees, and village fabric.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The reduce, reuse, recycle theme aims to reduce the amount of waste, and to encourage reuse of items and recycling to recover raw materials. It promotes water saving, local recycling and household composting.