Using Your Voice

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  • Ask your local shop or supermarket whether they sell local or environmentally friendly produce
  • If enough people asked for it they would
  • Find out what your political representatives are doing about climate change
  • Climate change means an uncertain future, so it's up to you to make sure they are taking it seriously

  • Sign Downing Street petitions online and suggest environmental actions to our PM
  • Search petitions for the words energy, environment or climate change
  • Visit Turn up the Heat to petition companies to make their actions more environmentally friendly
  • Attend one of the monthly local Greenpeace or Friends of the Earth meetings and find out more about local campaigning on environmental issues
  • If you need an issue to get your teeth into, Ban the bulb are involved in an on-going campaign to phase out and ban incandescent light bulbs and encourage the uptake of energy efficient technologies

  • Put your savings where your mouth is: find out about your bank's environmental policy and if it's not up to scratch move to one that's better.
  • The Co-operative Bank are known for their strong environmental stance.
  • If you have money to invest consult the Ethical Investment Association or the UK Social Investment Forum for information about green funds and environmentally conscious financial advice
  • Do you have a passion for green spaces and wildlife? The Campaign to Protect Rural England focus on protecting the rural landscape in an environmentally friendly way and supporting local food, energy and communities.
  • Climate Outreach & Information Network organises a Local Policy Action Group, which aims to enhance the actions taken on climate change by Oxfordshire's local authorities, both through lobbying and discussion.

For more infomation on this topic, please visit "Oxford is My World - Your Guide to Saving the Planet"