FILM: This Changes Everything – Saturday 14th November

hands-save-beautiful-transparent-earthOur next film screening is This Changes Everything, inspired by Naomi Klein’s international best selling book.

Date: Saturday 14th November
Time: 7pm – Refreshments, 7.30pm – Film
Venue: Friends Quaker Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR (map)


A look at seven communities around the world with the proposition that we can seize the crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better

Entry by Donation | Refreshments | Discussion | All Welcome



This-Changes-Everything_Final-692x1024Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

The film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

March for Climate, Justice and Jobs

United Nations Conference on Climate Change, Paris, COP21

In the UK a wide coalition of campaign groups and organisations, people from all walks of life, will come together in London for the biggest UK climate protest ever. The People’s March for Climate, Justice and Jobs Join us!


Video: volunteers cleaning up the river Stour

Our new video about volunteers clearing rubbish out of the River Stour.

Anyone wanting to get involved we’re always looking for new people, there’s something for everyone to do.

Film produced, music written and played by Ian Winstanley

Next Event

River Stour Clean-up – Sunday 18th October – Next River Stour clean-up event Place: Lion Health, Bradley Road, Stourbridge Date: Sunday 18th October Time: 10.15 for 10.30 Contact Rosanne ( to be added to our River Stour Clean-Up email list to be kept up-to-date with any changes due to the weather conditions closer to the time.

River Stour Booklet

We’ve recently reprinted the River Stour booklet  (written by Gerald Darby). This gives the history and course of the Stour with photos. The cost £3.95 of which £1.50 will go to Mary Stevens Hospice. Available from the Fair Trade gift shop Fair & Square, Market Street, Stourbridge.

About the River

This River Stour page gives details of the course, history, ecology and maps of the river

Apple Juicing Days – October & November 2015

margys-apple-treeApple Juicing Days for October & November

Bring any spare apples if you have, windfalls are good too, come anyway if you don’t, there will be plenty of apples there. Bring bottles to take juice home. Bring apron if you want to keep your clothes clean! Bring and share lunch if you’re there over lunchtime. Weather permitting!

Dates for this Autumn:

Sat 17th Oct – from 10.30am, at 57 Corser St, Stourbridge, rear garden – come up alleyway to left of house. Margy’s house.

Wed 28th Oct – from 10am, at 5 Mill Lane, Blakedown, DY10 3ND. Diane’s house – picking her apples and juicing them. Bring any spare apples too.

Sat 31st Oct – from 10.30am, at Hay Farm, Six Ashes, WV15 6EX, picking and juicing.

Sat 7th Nov – from 10.30am, at Ashfield Gardens, Sugarloaf Lane, Iverley. Our second Apple pressing day there, as there are so many apples!

Sun 15th Nov – from 10.30am, Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge, in the Tea Gardens.

All welcome! Come and enjoy some fabulous community productivity! Any questions, please call Margy on 01384 351414 or 07817 555204.

Making the most of local fruit and vegetables

margys-bottlesDo you have an abundance of fruit or vegetables in your garden? We can help pick, process and distribute spare crops. Transition Stourbridge set up Harvest Share in 2010 to save good local food from going to waste. We make jam, chutney, cordial and juice, and share the produce with local people. Please get in touch if you’d like help with harvesting or processing a crop, or if you want to help pick, use, process or distribute.

Energy Saving Event – Saturday 10th October

Energy EfficiencyCome along to our free energy awareness morning

Date: Saturday 10th October
Time: 10am till 1pm
Where: Elton Age UK Centre, (behind the church, next to bus station and town train station), St John’s Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1ES

  • Worried about your gas and electricity bills?
  • Have you got draughts and cold spots in your home?
  • Would you like to save some money, help the planet and make your home cosier?
  • Refreshments available

We will be offering practical advice, showing you how to do simple energy saving measures at home, and offering materials at cost for you to take home

There will be also chance to find out about the  ‘Dudley Winter Warmth Support’ scheme; bring your gas and electric bills along to find out if you qualify!

River Stour Clean-up – Sunday 18th October

River Stour, Lion Health CentreNext River Stour clean-up event

Place: Lion Health, Bradley Road, Stourbridge
Date: Sunday 18th October
Time: 10.15 for 10.30
Parking: Excellent


Please contact Rosanne ( to be added to our River Stour Clean-Up email list to be kept up-to-date with any changes due to the weather conditions closer to the time.

The Circular Economy – Free Business Support locally

FREE Business Support for Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the West Midlands

NISP Network is a business opportunity programme, devised and managed by International Synergies Ltd, which aims to help businesses cut cost by making better use of their resources to move towards a Circular Economy.

How NISP Network can help

Instead of being destroyed, undervalued as a by-product or sent to landfill, waste streams and other under-utilised resources generated by industrial processes are redirected for use by other companies as raw material inputs, typically from different sectors, providing a mutual benefit. NISP Network’s role is to facilitate discussions between different organisations, identifying reuse opportunities for materials and resources from one company for use by another, either in the same condition or reprocessed for a different use. Continue reading “The Circular Economy – Free Business Support locally”