We are a community group for the Chipping Norton area, promoting and developing Local Solutions for Sustainable Communities – actions that help our local communities to thrive and be resilient in the face of challenges and changes to our climate, environment, economy and society. We recognise that it is our natural environment which sustains life in the long term, and we are committed to reducing our own adverse impacts on this environment.
We are part of the worldwide Transition Network, with other similar organisations across the UK and worldwide taking positive practical actions to help villages, towns and cities ‘transition’ to a more sustainable future, using current challenges as a real opportunity to envision and create the kind of communities that ordinary folk really want and need.
We are also part of Community Action Groups Oxfordshire, a local network of over 50 groups across Oxfordshire who are at the forefront of community led climate change action, organising events and projects to take action on issues including waste, transport, food, energy and biodiversity. The network runs over 1,000 events per year, attended by over 60,000 local residents.
We work closely with Hook Norton – Low Carbon, who share similar aims to ours and who offer many good things for the Chipping Norton area, including a Car Club, energy saving advice for homes and buildins, and a low/zero-interest ‘eco loans’ scheme.