Ian’s Slides from the event on 14th October are here.
Jenna’s Slides will be here soon.
If you require any information about these slides please contact us
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.
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.
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
Malvern’s 2019 and 8th annual Seed and plant swap / sale takes place on Sat 6 April 10am – 3pm at Lyttleton Rooms, Church Street
Broken or unneeded hand and power tools and sewing machines
Proceeds for Tools for Self Reliance
For more information please contact us
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
Links to the films we intended to show
Transition Malvern Hills campaign to reduce the use of single use plastic in the Malvern Hills area has a display. This display is going on tour. The Dates are:
See plasticfree.transitionmalvernhills.org.uk for the campaign details.
Our Make a difference use less plastic campaign had a stall at West Fest on 7th July. We showed examples of alternatives to plastic products:
Thanks to everyone involved.
This workshop has been cancelled due to receiving too few
Get hands-on with a unique wind turbine making experience!
They bring all the tools, materials and expertise. You leave with practical skills, an understanding of how and why wind turbines work, and a huge sense of achievement
The practical tasks are achievable regardless of skill and experience. The number and range of tasks means everyone stays interested and engaged throughout the day!
Different groups take different amounts of time to build the turbine but Tom the instructor says he allows for seven hours to build the turbine, and investigate it outside. Tom will define the start time nearer the date but either 9am or 10am.
Cost per person: £70. This covers the cost of the materials and parts used to build the turbine. Having made mistakes and wasted materials and money making my own turbines through trial and error this workshop tuition is value for money.
A lunch break will definitely occur but lunch will not be included in the booking fee. As the Cube cafe will not be open bring your own lunch, tea and Coffee will be provided.
The Cube has a visitors car park However, it is possible to walk to the cube from either of Malvern’s two railway stations.
We will build the turbine inside and weather permitting we will investigate the finished turbine in the garden.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask Tom at V3Power.
If you’d like to book a place for the workshop, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and tell Tom how many people you are and would like to book a place. Tom will then tell you his details so you can pay V3Power via either BACS transfer, or Paypal.
V3Power.co.uk have spent a decade teaching people how to build their own wind turbine using the reliable Hugh Piggott design and common workshop tools. Hugh’s turbines have powered homes worldwide from India, South America and Scotland.
V3Power have developed a new low cost demonstration wind turbine to teach the science and engineering of wind turbines. This turbine can be built in one day by just ten people.
Together, your group and the instructor build a wind turbine to generate electricity using simple materials and a range of hand tools. All participants carve a wooden turbine blade, wind a copper coil, and manipulate powerful magnets.
Please note; although you are welcome to keep and reuse the blades that you make on the day, due to the cost of the other provided components the instructor needs to reclaim the rest of the turbine at the end of the day for other future workshops. However, during the day you will learn about building and erecting wind turbines, so you will be left with a set of working turbine blades, and all the theory to get you kick started on making your own wind turbine.
We will be holding our Annual Network Meeting on 19th June 7:45pm at the Cube, Select here for a map.
The main talk will be by Jon Halle, who is the co-founder of Sharenergy Co-operative, which has helped over 100 community energy groups across the UK to get up and running – from solar in Somerset to wind on Shetland. The talk is Sustaining the Energy, How to keep building community renewable energy in turbulent times.
There will also be a talk on the latest Zero Carbon Britain report by Robin Coates.
For the formal part of the Annual Network Meeting here are: