Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

  • 31 May 2017

The ECI pops up across the city as partner of Oxford Green Week

Oxford Green Week brochure cover

The Environmental Change Institute is proud to be a partner of Oxford Green Week 2017, the summer festival previously known as Low Carbon Oxford Week.

For one week in June (17-25) Oxford will become alive with culture, creativity and community activities, to inspire local people to take action against climate change.

The ECI and its academics have organised and will take part in three 'In Conversation' events, over the course of the week, covering topics as broad and diverse as the state of England's waters, how consumer choices affect world forests, and why we need to rethink food (view events detail below).

The festival is core funded by Oxford City Council with additional support from other donors, including the Environmental Change Institute, that donated £1,318 worth of ticket proceeds from its 1.5°c public talk in 2016.

Jennifer Carr, Organiser of the Oxford Green Week Festival, comments that "It is fantastic having the ECI so closely involved in this year's Oxford Green Week.

"It's really important for the festival that we share the ground-breaking global research that is happening here in Oxford with the residents of the city, and to get people thinking about how their lifestyles will affect, and be effected by, our changing climate. The extra funding and support this year from the ECI has helped us pull together our best festival programme yet."

To find out what is going on in Oxford as part of OGW, download this year's brochure and sign up to ECI's events via the links below.

"The extra funding and support this year from the ECI has helped us pull together our best festival programme yet."

Jennifer Carr, Organiser, Oxford Green Week Festival

21 June 2017, 18:30-20:00 | How low can it go? The state of our waters in England

  • Venue: The Isis farmhouse
  • Speakers: Dr Helen Gavin (University of Oxford), Prof Steven Loiselle (The Earthwatch Institute)

22 June 2017, 18:30-20:00 | Thinking Food Outside the Box

  • Venue: The Turl Street Kitchen
  • Speakers: Dr Monika Zurek (University of Oxford), Colin Tudge (founder of the Oxford Real Farming Conference)

23 June 2017, 18:30-20:00 | From Woods to Goods: How consumer choices affect our forests

  • Venue: School of Geography and the Environment, Herbertson Room
  • Speakers: Dr Connie McDermott (ECI, University of Oxford), Andrew Mitchell (CEO of the Global Canopy Programme)