Category Archives: Energy

Eco Action News – our first newsletter!

We are delighted to  present our first newsletter for all our members, complete with competition for school-age children. This has gone out to schools and will hopefully keep some children happy over half-term, as well as giving information on our projects, a seasonal recipe and handy tips for cutting CO2. If you have children or […]

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“Tomorrow” film the best film on Climate Change for years

50 people gathered in the wonderful old barn at Stonehill House to watch the film, “Tomorrow” (“Demain” in French) on May 17th. Many of them braved the rain for a conducted tour of Stonehill Community Garden first, with its raised beds, chickens, cob pizza oven and fruit cages. Some even sampled the compost toilet! The […]

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AGM and Abbey Meadow walk

25 people gathered in the Hearth at St Ethelwolds House to hear about ACC’s successful year. Linda presented the accounts, Cliff gave the chairman’s report, and Peter Lefort explained the wonderful “infographic” produced by CAG to give a visual representation of what we have achieved this year: you can see it here: ACC 2015 (1) After […]

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Hydro shares go on sale at last!

Shares in Abingdon Hydro’s co-operative hydro-electric scheme at Abingdon weir went on sale on Saturday at the launch in the Guildhall. Investment of £1.25 million is needed, and the directors are keen that most of this should come from small investors, i.e. local people. The shares are eligible for a 30% tax rebate under the […]

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Green Film Night issues a challenge on Climate Change

The historic barn at Stonehill House was a fitting place to watch a historic speech on the moral imperative of Climate Change, by the feisty Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres. She talked about love – for ourselves, each other, and the planet, as being an essential component of the solution to the problem of climate change. […]

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Fun (and rain!) in the Park

Carbon Cutters joined forces with Abingdon Hydro and the Church in Abingdon on a stall at Fun in the Parks. After a thorough soaking at 10am the sun shone, multiple bananapple smoothies were made (C in A provided the fruit, we provided the smoothie bike) and we had many and illustrious visitors, from the new […]

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Bicycle-powered smoothies at the Spring Cycle Festival

Carbon Cutters demonstrated how to prevent food waste and save electricity on Sunday 13th April when they turned surplus fruit from the Oxford Food Bank into delicious smoothies, using only muscle-power! The smoothie-making bike was on loan from CAG-Oxfordshire for the day, and dozens of cyclists took time out from their cycle-rides to sample the […]

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