Transition Malvern Hills (TMHills) continues to promote and support sustainable projects and initiatives in Malvern and the surrounding area. We are organising regular meet ups, (under the title of TMHills Eco-Chat, Thoughts and Action), for individuals and groups to discuss how Malvern is making the positive changes needed to reduce our environmental impact.
Due to the Virus Crisis these meeting are now being held online using Zoom. For information on how to use Zoom see here.
This month we will be concentrating on two main subjects, retrofitting houses in Malvern, to make them more energy efficient and connecting Worcester and Great Malvern by a cycle path.
Please do come along, virtually, to the Zoom meeting if you are interested in either or both these subjects.
Please contact us via echoChat@transitionmalvernhills.org.uk for the Zoom details
See https://transitionmalvernhills.org.uk/chat/ for more information.
On 30 June we are coming together for a virtual lobby, inviting you, and thousands of others to ask MPs to put people, climate and nature at the heart of our nation’s recovery.
The UK is at a turning point. As we build back from the current health crisis, we have the opportunity to rebuild a resilient economy that benefits everyone in society and tackle climate change and nature’s decline, creating jobs and protecting the most vulnerable in the UK and around the world. Or we can let the moment for change pass us by, go back to old ways and wait for new crises to hit.
Using our voices to call for action is more important than ever. Have a virtual cup of tea with your MP on Tuesday 30 June and tell them that #TheTimeIsNow to put a healthy, greener, fairer future at the heart of plans to rebuild from the Coronavirus crisis.
Earth Day 2020 will be far more than a day. It must be a historic moment when citizens of the world rise up in a united call for the creativity, innovation, ambition, and bravery that we need to meet our climate crisis and seize the enormous opportunities of a zero-carbon future.
40% of UK carbon emissions come from households. Get active - 10 things you can do now that will make a difference.
Make sure lights are switched off and doors are closed in rooms that are not being used.
Put on an extra jumper and turn your heating thermostat down by 2 degrees.
Have a ‘no car day’ once a week.
Talk about climate change with family, friends and work colleagues. Share your thoughts and ideas.
Create a wildlife friendly garden, encourage bees, birds and other wildlife. Don’t use pesticides or herbicides, look for eco friendly alternatives.
Support local wildlife trusts/groups.
Think twice before buying clothes or goods - do you really need them? Malvern Repair Cafe can repair most things for a donation.
Reduce, reuse and recycle everything where possible. Request non plastic packaging on your online purchases. Malvern and Worcester have a shop to refill your household cleaners, soaps and dried foods, bring your own containers.
Buy local foods wherever possible. We are lucky to have Greenlink in Great Malvern and Natural Choice in Barnards Green that sell local produce. Cut down on your meat eating.
Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) will consider a motion to declare a climate emergency on 23th July.
The meeting will take place at the Worcestershire County Council chambers due to renovation on the local MHDC chambers.
Please come along to support this motion.
You can join us at the WCC chambers at 7:00pm, or you can take the 5:09pm train with us from Great Malvern to Worcester Foregate Street, where XR will hold a march through Worcester city centre to the WCC offices on Spetchley Road, Worcester WR5 2NP. It is about a 2 mile walk. Bring banners.
Support this action outside County Hall from 8.30 a.m – 10.30 a.m. on Thursday 16th May for good humoured, peaceful but attention grabbing demonstrations. Banners, Placards, Fancy dress, Samba bands, aerial photos taken by drones,
On 11th February we are holding a film night at Malvern Cube, starting at 7:45pm.
The main feature will be "What now? Next steps on climate change" A lecture by Christiana Figueres. Christiana Figueres is a Costa Rican citizen and was the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change from 2010-2016.
The supporting feature will be the classic "the Story Of Stuff"
All Welcome, entry is free but donations will be welcome