January 2021
LCEO newsletter - January 2021

Low Carbon East Oxford does Veganuary!

This January we are running a campaign alongside Veganuary, aiming to raise awareness of the carbon impact of our diets - particularly meat and dairy.

Our focus has been sharing inspirational content, including tips on vegan spots and shopping in our local area, and delicious recipes from our community, two of which you'll find below. To see the full array head to our website, join our Facebook group, or follow us on Twitter - and make sure you share your own recipes and tips with us too!

LCEO member Hinny Wass also ran a workshop on changing habits at the start of this month, offering tips and techniques to make resolutions stick. The method is equally applicable whether you want to reduce meat and dairy in your diet, cycle more, or anything else you want to start or stop doing.  If you missed it, you can catch up with a summary and video on our website.
Anti lasagne layer pasta bake

  • Fried onions and garlic
  • Vegetables of choice - mushrooms, peppers, aubergine, celery all work well
  • Pasta cooked in advance
  • Sauce of choice - tomato, mushroom, herby, or plain white
  • Layer everything up, starting with veg and finishing with sauce.
  • Add a topping e.g. polenta, ground nuts or seeds, breadcrumbs with herbs, sliced tomatoes.
  • Bake for around 30 minutes in a medium oven until the top is crispy. 
  • Eat with something green!
Ruth's lentil & pearl barley soup

  • 1 mug dry red lentils
  • 1/2 mug  pearl barley
  • 1 medium onion, 2 medium carrots, 1 stick celery, all finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder (to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 5 mugs veg stock
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Heat oil, onion and carrots and saute until onions are transparent.
  • Add pearl barley, lentils, spices and stock, plus salt if desired.
  • Cook until all ingredients are soft (approx 45 mins).

A roundup of our January meeting - and the date for February's

We're currently meeting once a month to stay in touch and plan future activities in east Oxford. In January we discussed: Our February meeting will be mostly focused on discussing ideas for our next action, after Veganuary ends, so it's the perfect time to get involved and share your views and ideas - we're a small, friendly group of people and anyone is welcome! 

In February we'll be meeting on Thursday 11th February at 8-8.45pm. The link and information to join the meeting is below - and do make sure you put it in your diary!


Meeting ID: 825 2733 6767
Passcode: 676368

In other news...

Beyond our own work at Low Carbon East Oxford, here's what's happening in Oxford's low carbon community:

That's it for now!

That's it for this month's newsletter. If you'd like to see something included in next month's newsletter or have an idea for a campaign we could run in east Oxford, send us an email to comms@lceo.org.uk - we'd love to hear from you.

Best wishes,
The Low Carbon east Oxford Team
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