Achievements 2020-2021

In spite of Lockdown, Chinnor and Thame Friends of the Earth have continued to campaign and take practical action to support the environment.
We have held our meetings on Zoom and taken part in discussion and training events with other groups online. We have also continued to deliver our programme of informative talks online.

Events & Activities

  • Vegan shared supper (before lockdown)

  • September Chinnor Village Litter Pick

  • Currently in the process of setting up a Chinnor 'Wombles' group

  • Planted over 70 trees around Chinnor

  • Supported hedge planting by Chinnor residents amounting to half a mile of new hedges

  • Set up a Solar Streets project

Image by Edgar Castrejon
Image by Syahrin Seth

Leaflets & Publicity

  • Worked with Greening Chinnor on the four Chinnor Walks leaflets

  • Produced an information infographic flier to explain the Parish Council Environment Policy to the village, in response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency

  • Updated presentation of Anthony Simpson’s talk on ‘Climate for Electric Vehicles’

  • Developing this website!

Online Events

  • Public Zoom Meeting on ‘Climate for Electric Vehicles’

  • September Public Zoom meeting – The Mind-blowing Truth about Food   

  • October Public Zoom meeting – Let’s Talk Waste and Recycling

  • November Public Zoom meeting – Supporting and Funding Community Led Renewable Energy Projects

  • May Public Zoom Meeting with Jan Stannard on ‘Rewilding’

Image by Lee 琴
Image by Anders Nord

Ongoing Projects

  • Pursuing the development of cycle links to the Phoenix Trail and accessible links between the surrounding villages

  • Pursuing the support of a Chinnor Community building for sustainable energy solutions, through the Low Carbon Hub, Oxfordshire

  • Developing links with other local groups to learn from each other and combine campaigns to be more effective

Campaigns

  • Clean Air Campaign

  • Developing strategies with Oxford FOE ahead of the COP 26 Climate Talks

  • Attended Climate Emergency demonstrations and supported the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill

  • Responding to planning applications in order to ensure climate considerations are taken into account

Image by Li-An Lim
Image by Markus Spiske

Partnerships

  • Worked with Oxfordshire groups to develop Oxfordshire’s Great Big Green Week in September

  • Worked with the Chinnor Parish Council to develop an Environment Policy in response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency

  • Supporting 'So Sustainable' pop-up refill shop in Chinnor and their move to Watlington (before lockdown)

  • Working with Lord Williams’ School (before lockdown)

  • Working with the Thame Green Living group on a number of projects, such as the Clean Air Campaign and the Solar Streets initiative