Archive for November, 2012

TGiF – Winter Collection

November 30th, 2012

Samuji Fall Winter 2012 from Samuji on Vimeo.

The first step towards a green Christmas

November 29th, 2012

This Christmas, you might be forgetting the diet and trying to forget the family animosities – but you can still remember to be responsible with your rubbish.

West Oxfordshire District Council says that last year, many people seemed to forget about recycling during the festive period. Recycling rates in the district dropped by around 6% in December and January. That’s a shame when Oxfordshire is normally one of the best counties in England for recycling. So this year, the council is making it easier than ever to dispose of your household rubbish in a sustainable way.

» Read more: The first step towards a green Christmas

TGiF – Slow Motion

November 23rd, 2012

EXPO bicycle city from martin de thurah on Vimeo.

Thermal Imaging & The Local Plan

November 21st, 2012

WODC’s Creating Futures magazine has also created another influx of requests to have homes in the area thermal imaged. We’re coming to the end of our first slot for the use of the council’s camera but fortunately we do have another booked for February.

Two things are clear though, people are really keen to reduce heat loss from their homes, and they do read Creating Futures!

If you haven’t read it yet there’s also a very good piece on the reshaping of the Local Plan following the demise of the Cogges Link Road. The Draft Local Plan is open for consultation with roadshows coming up in Witney, Carterton and Brize Norton – more details here…

TGiF – Passing Through

November 16th, 2012

Fall from Filmino on Vimeo.

A Day in the Rag Trade

November 14th, 2012

We began setting up ReFashion at 8am and our band of volunteers transformed the Langdale Hall into a buzzing, vibrant stage for our workshops, swishing event and catwalk by 10.

Over 300 people made their way to the hall to swap clothes, enjoy a coffee, learn a new sewing skill,  try the workshops, buy from the charities and watch one of many catwalks showcasing clothes both used and and made from re-used fabrics.

» Read more: A Day in the Rag Trade

The easiest way to support Sustainable Witney

November 12th, 2012

It’s amazing that so many people come along to our organising meetings; even those who can’t commit much time, still help out with specific events and make them such a success.

Nonetheless, Sustainable Witney appreciates that there are lots of you out there who really like what we do, but simply don’t have the free time to give us a hand. If that describes you, then please know that your vocal support for Sustainable Witney is enough!

… But if you do find yourself thinking “I wish I could help more” but not finding the time, then you can quote this code – SUSW1 – if and when you switch your energy supplier to Ecotricity.

» Read more: The easiest way to support Sustainable Witney

TGiF – Route 66

November 9th, 2012

C. R. Stecyk III from The Arkitip Chronicles on Vimeo.

Thursday at The Fleece

November 5th, 2012

Sustainable Witney: making life simple

Join us to celebrate our recent
OCVA award for Best New Group
and learn more about what we do!

8th November 2012
The Fleece, Church Green, Witney

6.30pm – 7.30pm
Annual general meeting

7.30pm – 8.30pm
‘Upcycling’
Talk by Helen Osborne from
Barracks Lane Community Garden.

Come along to either or both!

http://sustainablewitney.org.uk/
twitter:@sustainwitney

TGiF – A Bike To Match

November 2nd, 2012

PUBLIC Bikes: Ride Feel Look from PUBLIC Bikes on Vimeo.