Community action on climate change

Oxfordshire is at the forefront of community led climate change action and the council works with local communities to help improve the quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors to the area.  Global issues need to be tackled through local action and we actively encourage the public to make their own contribution to achieving a sustainable and improved quality of life across the district and beyond.

Community Action Groups This link will take you to an external website... (CAGs), are a network of local voluntary groups in Oxfordshire. They organise events and initiatives to raise awareness and take action on climate change issues including waste reduction, promoting the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle), carbon reduction, sustainable transport, and food, energy and water issues to live a more sustainable and less resource dependent life in their local community.

There are currently six CAGs in the Vale of White Horse.

  • Abingdon Carbon Cutters
  • Appleton with Eaton
  • Longworth Environment Group
  • Sustainable Blewbury
  • Sustainable Wantage
  • Westmill Sustainable Energy Trust

To get involved you can contact the community groups directly through the Community Action Groups This link will take you to an external website... website.

Community Renewable Energy Projects

Thames Valley Energy This link will take you to an external website...  works with small communities within the Thames Valley to promote renewable energy resources and to provide independent advice on renewable technology options.  Local community groups interested in renewable energy can contact Thames Valley Energy via their website This link will take you to an external website...

Community Thermal Imaging Projects

The council has purchased a thermal imaging camera to loan to community groups in the district over the autumn and winter months.  Groups can use the camera to take thermal images of homes and buildings in their communities. The images will show residents and owners where their homes and buildings are losing heat.  Residents sign up to be surveyed using the camera and, together with the results of the survey, receive a advice on practical steps to save energy. The project is an excellent way to generate community interest in saving energy and help households in fuel poverty.   

Last reviewed: 03 - 01 - 2014

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