From the Ground Up: Stories of Climate Action is a celebration of 20 years of the Community Action Group (CAG) Oxfordshire project, a network of almost 100 grassroots community action groups working on issues as diverse as waste, transport, food, energy, biodiversity and social justice.
They’ve been working with a top team of local artists, filmmakers and designers to curate a collection of 20 stories from their network. These have been developed as exhibits showing that a sustainable and fairer future is within grasp.
Fancy some avant-garde musical compositions inspired by the sounds of melting glaciers? A library where you can borrow not books, but candy-floss makers, disco balls and bunting? Or art made with inks from oak galls, pottery made from recycled egg cartons and photographs that don’t harm the Earth? They’ve got it all.
The free exhibition opens at the Old Fire Station in Oxford on 01 September in the run-up to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), in Glasgow in November.
It will be an opportunity for residents, councillors and local authorities to engage with grassroots projects and launch a new phase of ambitious climate and community action across the county.
The exhibition runs from 01 September to 09 October (Wednesday to Saturday from 10.00am to 4.00pm)