Some useful resources

Climate Change

Oxford Together on Climate Change Supporting us all to take action in oxfordshire

COIN The Climate Outreach Information Network is a charitable trust formed to engage the pubic about climate change and to act collectively to cut greenhouse emissions.

Friends of the Earth in Oxford One of 2000 local groups affiliated to Friends of the Earth in England. Campaign on local, national and international environmental issues.

South East Climate Change Partnership Looks at climate change impacts in the South East of the UK, and is helping to plan for the imminent changes facing the region

Re-use, Recycling and composting

Community RePaint sees 'paint waste' as a resource - as long as it is reusable and strives to collect and redistribute more paint each year.

Emmaus (Oxford) Second hand Superstore. Emmaus collect and receive re-usable furniture, electrical appliances and other household items from anywhere in Oxfordshire.

Orinoco A charity based in Oxford that promotes re-use, art and creative play using Scrap. From their Scrapstore they sell scrap items donated from public and businesses for art, craft, play and creative projects. Includes art materials, household paint and a range of DIY materials. Everything in the store is incredibly cheap and the household paint is free.

Freecycle is an email list where people give away things that they no longer need for free.

Recycle for Oxfordshire  A partnership of the county and district councils of Oxfordshire who are working together to continuously improve waste management services within the county.

What can I recycle?   SODC web page providing guidance on what we can and can't leave in our recycling bins in Wheatley. Also includes a waste search engine called Recyclopedia.

Environmental Media Solutions Bristol based organisation who are able to recycle 78% of Video tapes, 100% of CD’s and DVD’s and their cases, leaving just 22% being sent to waste to energy which consists mainly of the magnetic tape. The service is free of charge for households, though they can’t cover postage or shipping costs.

WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) Helps individuals, business and local authorities to reduce waste and recycle more, making better use of resources and helping to tackle climate change. Run initiatives like, Love Food, Hate Waste and Recycle Now!

The Community Composting Network UK-wide organisation supporting and promoting community groups, social enterprises and individuals which are involved in producing compost from green/food waste and using it in their local communities.

Countryside and transport

Cyclox  The Oxford Group campaigning for a better deal for the city's cyclists.

Earth Trust. Formerly the Northmoor Trust, Oxford based initiative working towards reconnecting people with the countryside for a sustainable future. Runs events throughout the year to increase skills for the Countryside.

Oxfordshire Woodland Group A registered charity engaged in the field of promoting active management of Oxfordshire's small woodlands.

Energy Efficiency and Renovation

Energy Savings Trust The National organisation helping householders, governments, businesses and organisations save energy every day

The Low Carbon Hub Oxfordshire social enterprise tackling the big issue of climate change in Oxfordshire.

National Energy Foundation National organisation focused on improving the use of energy in buildings.

Ecovation A project of Oxfordshire based Climate Outreach Information Network (COIN) to share eco-renovation ideas.

Low Carbon Buildings Programme Programme provides grants for the installation of micro generation technologies in a range of buildings to include households, community organisations, public, private and the non-profit sectors.

Sustainable Food

OxFood A sustainable local food project forming part of the Low Carbon Oxford Programme that focuses on Community access to local food in and around Oxford.  

Good Food Oxford  Oxford based network working towards a fair, health, ethical and sustainable food system for Oxford and Oxfordshire.

Clutivate Co-operative organisation bringing people together to create a better food system for Oxford. Making change through practical action, as well as talks, events, education and their

Renewable Energy

Centre for Sustainable Energy helping people and organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors meet the twin challenges of rising energy costs and climate change


Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) The umbrella organisation for the voluntary and community sector in Oxfordshire.

Resource Futures Manages projects encourage ways to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost.

Street Bank A network of sharing communities within a thriving Oxfordshire scene!

TOE (Trust for Oxfordshire Environment) A non-profit making company dedicated to making lasting improvements to Oxfordshire’s communities and the environment.