Want to be more involved in climate action at oxford? Join the Decarbonise Oxford campaign!
We are looking for Oxford students to represent their college in our new campaign Decarbonise Oxford. Colleges should be setting targets for carbon reduction and sustainability which are at least as ambitious as the University targets. We believe students can play a pivotal role in getting their colleges to respond to the climate emergency through demanding transparent sustainability plans and targets.
We know student lives are busy, so being a college rep can make a big difference without being a big time commitment. If you're interested in taking part fill out the application here and join the decarbonise oxford facebook group to get the latest update and information.
The OCS action team will provide you with all the materials you need to campaign for sustainable action at your college as well as advice on how to navigate the college system and get a sustainability plan in front of the relevant people at your college.
Link up with other environmentally minded members at your college including the decarbonise oxford network and the environmental representatives.
To get the ball rolling on the campaign you will need to present and pass a motion to your student common room showing that the student body support the college decarbonising!
Once the motion has passed with you can start lobbying for ambitious carbon and biodiversity targets with the help of the common room president and the environmental representative. Start by sending this letter to the relevant authorities in your college.
Let us know how it's going so we can celebrate the successes and fill in our leader board!
Motion for Centralised Sustainability Officer
Many colleges are struggling to make commitments for sustainability targets. However, this isn’t due to a lack of students or staff caring about sustainability but it is rather due to a lack of expertise on these issues in colleges as well as a lack of resources for a dedicated sustainability officer. This motion proposes that colleges should collaborate to hire a sustainability officer to be shared across colleges and housed in the Environmental Sustainability Team. This stategy would drastically reduce the cost each college would have to bear and it would also start a stable connection between the central university and colleges on the sustainability front.