The CAG project in Oxfordshire began in Sept 2001 as a partnership project between The Recycling Consortium (now Resource Futures) in Bristol and Oxfordshire County Council. The project is supported by all District Councils in Oxfordshire and was initially funded by Viridor Waste management through Trust for Oxfordshire's Environment (TOE) and Oxfordshire County Council.
Since the ToE funding finished the project has been fully funded by Oxfordshire County Council.
The CAG project provides support and funding for community groups holding events and intiatives that help to reduce the amount of resources wasted and reduce carbon emissions in Oxfordshire.
CAG Officers work to support exisiting CAGs in their events and initiatives and to promote the idea of 'resource sustainable communities' to other areas in Oxfordshire.
Simon has a background of working with diverse community and environmental projects in places as far flung as Poland, Israel and Nepal. He spent a number of years setting up a permaculture, alternative technology and sustainable living initiative in Central France. Prior to joining the CAG project in November 2007 he was coordinator of Worcestershire Resource Exchange, Worchester's ˜scrapstore', Community Repaint and timber recycling project. He lives on a narrow boat with his dog, Blue, in Oxford.
Email Simon - M: 07793 647190
Alice is an experienced project manager and environmental educator. She has led on a variety of community and green space development project, sustainability projects and environmental campaigning and education programmes at a number of national charities. She has also worked in education and training settings and has an MSc in Education for Sustainability. Her passion lies in facilitating participation and empowering communities. At Resource Futures she provides support to the CAG network in Oxfordshire.
Email Alice - M: 07903 037290
Dora is the Project Officer of the Oxfordshire CAG Project. She has a strong belief in community action as the main engine for THE change, through both sustainability and social initiatives. She’s been involved in several environmental education and community projects in Spain, UK and also in Iceland, where she was coordinating Environmental Awareness workcamps for international participants before joining us. She also was the co-founder of an environmental volunteer enterprise project when she was at University, and ever since the passion for creating change for/with communities has been guiding her path.
Email Dora - M: 07903037428