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.
- Be positive, you can make a difference.
Our Friends at Greenlink have open a new Shop GL2. This shop allows you to refill your wholefoods, toiletries and household cleaning products.
It is at 14 Cowleigh Road, Malvern, WR14 1QD. Select here for a map.
Their Current opening hours are:
- Tuesday 10 till 7pm
- Thursday 10 till 5pm
- Saturday 10 till 4 pm
The Centre for Alternative Technology(CAT) has release a new Zero Carbon Report. This major 200 page report shows how Britain become carbon neutral. A modern, zero-emissions society is possible using technology available today.
For the full report and lost more information and resources see CAT's own website.
I would urge all of you to read this report.
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. There will be monthly meetings normally at Greenlink for all that wish to participate in these friendly discussions.
Below is the chats we have currently planned. To keep upto date sign up for our mailing list here.
The next echo chat has not yet been planned
The risk of climate breakdown is real, but it can be reduced if we protect, restore and fund natural climate solutions.
On 14th October 2019 at 8pm Transition Malvern Hills will be having an event at the Cube.
The event will look at what you as an individual can do about the climate emergency.
The Malvern Festival of Cycling at the Malvern Cube is back for its second year. Last year we had an amazing day which was filled with stall holds, bike fixers, circus performers, cafe workers, beer sellers and tricycle riders plus it was great to see Geraint Howell Thomas bring the Yellow Jersey home at the end of the day.
The date is set for the Malvern Festival of Cycling at Malvern Cube Sunday 28th July from 2pm until 8pm.
As well as showing the final day / ceremony of the Tour de France on the big cinema screen we plan to host an afternoon/evening of bike related activities, live music and fabulous food.
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.