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Blewbury Collage

 
This page lists newsletters containing articles and other items of interest that we produce from time to time. In the autumn of 2017, with Newsletter 16, we changed from newsletters that appeared infrequently and contained many articles to monthly issues containing one article and various short items of interest.

Butterfly

June 2018 – Newsletter 24

Click here. We describe the Oxford Low Carbon Hub – what it does, how it works and some of its many successful projects. Also, a short piece about how Witney overcame Oxfordshire’s abolition of bus subsidies by starting its own coop bus company, and news of some interesting workshops and our own activities.

May 2018 – Newsletter 23

Butterfly

Click here. We have an introductory article about planetary boundaries. They classify areas of environmental concern and try to evaluate how close each area is to possibly causing serious changes. Also, news from our AGM and an interesting new approach to the storage side of carbon capture and storage.

April 2018 – Newsletter 22

Air pollution

Click here. We have a long-ish article about air pollution: the many and various types, what causes them and what their effects are. It's a topic that isn’t often explained clearly, and articles in the media tend to confuse things. Also, some tips on how to reduce the use of plastics in order to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the environment.

wildlife corridor hedge

March 2018 – Newsletter 21

Click here. We have an article on a new hedgerow planted on the downs, between the Chalk Pit and Cow Lane, to serve as first stage of a wildlife shelter corridor that we hope will one day reach all the way to Woodway Road. Also news of coming events, and a link to videos taken in the village by camera traps that we purchased so pupils at Blewbury School can learn about local wildlife.

Westmill wind and solar coop

February 2018 – Newsletter 20

Click here. This issue features two articles: one on the activities of other groups like us in the local area: Sustainable Wantage, Sustainable Didcot, Sustainable Wallingford and Abingdon Carbon Cutters, and the other on how to manage the ups and downs of solar and wind power in an electricity system mostly made up of renewable energy sources. There is a are short item on avoiding the use of throwaway single-use plastics.

Orchard signboard

January 2018 – Newsletter 19

Click here to read the fourth monthly newsletter in our new format. This issue features two articles: one on the first year of our community orchard, and the other on ash tree dieback. There are short items on two talks to be given in March, global warming, renewable energy in the UK and New York City’s divestment of fossil fuel investments in its pension funds.

December 2017 – Newsletter 18

Orchard launch

Click here to read the third monthly newsletter in our new format. This issue features a summary of Sustainable Blewbury’s many and varied activities in 2017. There are short items on fracking, wind and solar farms with battery storage, and plastics recycling.

November 2017 – Newsletter 17

pondweed

Click here to read the second monthly newsletter in our new, short format. This issue features an article about invasive alien (i.e. non-native) plant species. It is in two parts: first a gardener’s experiences with some of these plants, and then the work of the Environment Agency in controlling the worst of them.

October 2017 – Newsletter 16

LED bulb

Click here to read the first newsletter in our short, monthly format. This issue features an article about LED light bulbs, especially recently appearing ones with energy ratings of A++. These are a significant improvement on so-called ‘low-energy’ bulbs (CFLs) and are even better than the wide range of A+ LED bulbs now available.

September 2016 – Newsletter 15

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December 2015 – Newsletter 14

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April 2015 – Newsletter 13

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November 2014 – Newsletter 12

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July 2014 – Newsletter 11

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February 2014 – Newsletter 10

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September 2013 – Newsletter 9

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January 2013 – Newsletter 8

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July 2012 – Newsletter 7

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January 2012 – Newsletter 6

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September 2011 – Newsletter 5

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April 2011 – Newsletter 4

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November 2010 – Newsletter 3

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September 2010 – Newsletter 2

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March 2010 – Newsletter 1

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