Rose Hill & Iffley Low Carbon were lucky enough to host the former editor of The Guardian newspaper at the Rose Hill Community on Thursday 29 September to encourage people to take a stand on climate change.
Alan Rusbridger who served at the paper for twenty years gave a talk about the importance of campaigning in journalism.
The talk was attended by around ninety residents and was reported on by the Oxford Mail.
As part of the ‘Keep it in the Ground’ campaign, the Guardian actively campaigned for bodies like the Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust to divest from fossil fuels and instead invest in renewable sources of energy.
Organiser Eleanor Watts at Rose Hill and Iffley Low Carbon said of the event: “We were honoured to have Alan Rusbridger speak in Rose Hill. It has inspired us to campaign in our own walks of life for a low carbon society.”
The talk was followed a talk by guest speaker Andy Edwards who updated guests on the “renewable revolution” taking place at the estate. The Rose Hill & Iffley Low Carbon group secured a grant from the Urban Community Energy Fund to enable BioRegional to research future possibilities for renewables in Rose Hill and Iffley.
On Friday 2nd December there will be a final update on the UCEF Project at Rose Hill Community Centre which will outline the findings of their research. You can find out more on their Facebook group or by emailing the group.