29th NOVEMBER 2015:
On this date, a huge protest will be taking place across London on the eve of the crucial Paris climate talks, which will take place from the 30th November to the 12th December.
Around the world, in major cities, people will be coming together to demand that our governments take action to save our beautiful planet. Across the UK, people will be working together to make this the biggest, most poignant demonstration yet, and our unified voice will resonate from London across the globe to call for real action on climate change. See campaigncc.org for more information.
William Tooby from the fold is organising a coach. Please complete this Google poll to express interest or support for a coach from Malvern, the Fold and Worcester to the London Climate March November 29th.
PS: Some current climate statistics:
- We have 5x more known fossil fuels in the ground than we can burn and keep within 2degrees
- $75million /hr spent by fossil fuel industry trying to locate new sources of fossil fuels.
- 2015 is on track to be the hottest year on record with 2014 the previous hottest.
- 700,000 people die from climate change each year
- Up to 40m people are climate refugees each year
- 5m people die from air pollution issues each year
Our latest newsletter is now available. Either download it here or hard copies are available in Malvern.
There will be a ‘Vigil for The Earth’ every Saturday until the Paris Climate Change Conference.
Worcestershire County Council has published the public engagement report on Worcestershire Parkway Station and our comments are included, not that we agree with their responses.
The report can be downloaded at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/downloads/file/5121/parkway_consultation_report
On 19th October, 7.30pm at The Mount Pleasant Hotel, 50 Belle Vue Terrace, Great Malvern, WR14 4PZ we are hosting a presentation by Richard Priestley
Donations are very welcome.
The pdf for the poster for this event is here. A black and white version is here
The Fold COMMUNITY Farm
Lucy who runs the Care Farm at The Fold, Bransford is applying for a grant to develop it into a community farm in the form of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project, a partnership between community members and the Fold Farm in which the rewards, responsibilities and risks of farming are shared.
As a member you would receive a weekly share of the harvest and have the opportunity to get involved. To help gauge demand please complete this simple questionnaire: http://goo.gl/forms/A7I86ninPr
For more information on CSA’s see: www.communitysupportedagriculture.org.uk
h.Energy is an annual free countywide festival in Herefordshire celebrating opportunities to live more sustainably. The festival creates a space where anyone can share their ideas about how we can create the future we hope to live in.
The main festival is October 2nd till 4th but there are pre-h.Energy events. See h-energy for all the details
Today according to The Guardian Ikea is going to sell only energy-saving LED lightbulbs but in our March to June 2015 Newsletter we had an article The Time for LED is now.
Remember you hear it here first.
For the last few years, volunteers have been picking fruit from tree owners with too much to use, and distributing the fruit to those who can use it, reducing food waste and food miles.
In late summer and autumn, fruit tree owners often have more fruit than they have time to pick, or the capacity to eat. Abundance Malvern was set up a few of years ago to stop this fruit from going to waste. Tree owners donate their fruit, volunteers pick it, and then abundance distribute it to other local people.
This year abundance are looking for more tree owners and volunteers who’d like to stop this fruit from going to waste. If you have a tree with excess fruit or a few hours to spare, please contact Linda Hirschhorn email@example.com
Dates for volunteers picking this year are 30th August, 6th September, 27th September, 4th October and 11th October, starting at 10am.