Sustainable Woodstock

We aim to raise public awareness among the residents of Woodstock and beyond on the issues of climate change, energy conservation, waste reduction, recycling, bio-diversity, sustainable economics and respect for the planet. 
We are working in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council, West Oxfordshire District Council, local schools and churches, Blenheim Palace and the Farmers Market and the Woodstock trade association, Wake Up to Woodstock


Sustainable Woodstock Noticeboard and other information

Sustainable Woodstock Bulletin Board


 

Vive, La France! France has announced that at least half of all food bought by the public sector must be organic or locally produced.
Reported in Politico, the French government will force an uptake of local and organic food by 2022. The French Agricultural Minister Stéphane Travert announced the new rules as part of measures to boost the French farming sector, and to improve diets. Farming charity the Soil Association has said Defra Secretary Michael Gove must "sit up" and "take note" on this new French policy. Policy and Campaigns Manager at the Soil Association’s Food for Life, Rob Percival said the initiative highlights the "power of public procurement" to support better farming practices and improve diets.

Older News

Logs4Labour
connects those with woodlands offering woodfuel with those offering their labour in exchange for woodfuel.  Sustainable Woodstock's Community Woodland has recently invited Logs4Labour to help manage its small semi-mature section of the wood.  Pictures and read more ....
 

Oxford is the least affordable city in the UK
Oxford is the least affordable city in the whole of the UK (including London) for buying or renting property http://t.co/PUJ0TPoe9w

 
 
Planned Obsolesence - The Light Bulb Conspiracy
Sit down, get yourself a cup of coffee and watch this amazing full length documentary on the birth and expansion of the policy of "planned obsolesence" throughout the western world.  It is truly jaw dropping.  By the end you might feel just a bit pessimistic about the task facing us to convince the world to become just a bit more sustainable. But watch it anyway.  It's very well produced with some real vintage film clips.  And it's really funny in places too! 
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/light-bulb-conspiracy/   Running time is 52 minutes
 
At Last! A climate change report from the "sceptics" that shows that we were right all along. Climate change IS the result of human activity.

Less than eight years of landfill space left, warn council leaders

Sustainable Transport Vital as Oil Reserves run out. Sir David King, former govt Chief Scientific Adviser warns

Last 304 Months above 20th Century Average. Greenland glacier retreats One Mile in Two days! Read the Guardian report by John Vidal

Read about Midland Felt Roofing's new energy efficient premises in Woodstock

"Can Ecological Agriculture Feed Nine Billion People?" Prof. Jules Pretty's article on sustainable agriculture.

"Grow, grow, grow your own" by Anna Shepard from New Statesman12.07.2010, click here to read about the "One Pot Pledge" and other food issues.

"Six Degrees - Our Life on a Hotter Planet" Mark Lynas' seminal book "Six Degrees - Our Life on a Hotter Planet" sets out, chapter by chapter, the consequences of one degree of global warming, then two degrees, then three and so on to the worst case scenario, six degrees. Sustainable Woodstock has summarised each chapter from the survivable "one degree" to the devastation that will occur with six degrees of warming. Click here to read the summary, but better still read the book.

Ever wanted to know what the main sources of emisssions are? Read on ... click here

To read a review of Lord Nicholas Stern's Oxford lecture click here

"Western Lifestyles are Unsustainable" says world's top climate expert. Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that western society must undergo a radical value shift - click here for the full article as it appeared in The Observer Sunday 29th November

Is there a cover up by the International Energy Authority in cahoots with western governments over the true state of the world's oil reserves. Many international experts believe so. Click here to read about "Peak oil; fields of plenty or are we scraping the barrel?" as it appeared in the Observer on Sunday 29th November

Do you support low carbon energy generation from nuclear? Some environmentalist do and other don't. But there is one aspect of nuclear that is often forgotten and that's the impact of Uranium mining in Africa. Click here to read an excellent report by John Vidal of The Guardian on how the UK's nuclear ambitions could ruin the Kalahari landscape