Transition Oundle introduces OWL

Climate change activism has never been so dominant in the media. Protesters gluing themselves to the Parliament viewing platform during a Common’s Debate was just one example of Climate Action happening across the globe.

From Greta Thurnberg, the 16-year-old Swedish Activist, to Extinction Rebellion bringing London to a halt, climate change is drawing attention like never before. And for good reason.

In the words of Greta Thurnberg, “Our house is on fire” – climate change is real. But what can be done against these impending threats? Lots. People are turning up in droves to fight it. Oundle is too.

The UK currently consumes resources at three times the rate with which they are being regenerated or replaced. So rather than looking across the globe, let us start where we can make a difference.

A vast amount of change can be and is being achieved on a national level and at a local level too. Transition Oundle is a local voluntary organisation planning to make a difference through its project, OWL – Oundle Waste Less.

Their policies centre around the mantra: reduce, reuse, recycle. Under their OWL project, Transition Oundle will work with the Town Council, local businesses, schools, and homeowners in and around Oundle to endorse a wiser use of resources and extend the life of products via repair and reuse.

Multiple Repair Cafes are in the diary, the first being on the 13 July at Fletton House. This project aims to help local businesses to increase resourcefulness and reduce waste.

Lily Wolfson
May 2019