Green Season: Caroline Lucas Visit and Workshops

 The Rumble Museum at Cheney School is delighted to announce its Green Festival on Friday 19th January. Over the next few weeks and months, the Rumble Museum is working with Cheney School's Environmental Impact Team to explore the vital issues of sustainability and conservation.

We are honoured that the event will be opened by Caroline Lucas, co-leader of the Green Party, who will speak and take questions between 1.30 and 2.30pm.

We are then hosting the following workshops:

Plastic use by Bart Ashton (LMH)

Times: 3 - 3.45pm; repeated at 4.15 - 5pm
Current plastic use is a huge challenge for us all. Plastic is an extremely versatile and useful product but it is very carbon intensive to make, it can release toxins, and it doesn't break down.  Micro particles of plastic are turning up in our food chain and thousands of discarded items litter the planet already. We use too much and we don't reuse or recycle nearly enough. How can we as individuals and as communities change what we do to avert an impending crisis?

 Solar power and energy by James Ochiltree (Low Carbon Hub)

Times: 3 - 3.45pm; repeated at 4.15 - 5pm

How much of schools' energy is provided by solar and how much is taken from the national grid? How can schools reduce their energy demands and reliance on carbon-intensive national grid energy? Using a mix of our solar data, schools' online metering portal and the national grid embedded CO2 numbers, we can see how much energy we can save, and how much carbon our actions have abated over and above the presence of the solar. 
Poverty, Climate Change and You by Paul Langley (Oxfam)

Times: 3 - 3.45pm; repeated at 4.15 - 5pm

Oxfam's Head of Public Engagement and Education will deliver a workshop on poverty and climate change, and what we can do to help.

As well as these workshops, the Oxford City Council Recycling Team and SESI Refill Station Oxford will be running information stalls throughout from 3 until 5pm.

If you would like to book to bring a school group to attend Caroline Lucas' talk plus workshops, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.