Friday 5 October at 7.30pm

The Glasshouse Arts Centre, Wollaston Road, Amblecote, Stourbridge, DY8 4HF

The Economics of Happiness

Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization.

Preceded by a short  film: The Story of Change

Can shopping save the world? The Story of Change urges viewers to put down their credit cards and start exercising their citizen muscles to build a more sustainable, just and fulfilling world.

Coffee Bar open    

Followed by informal discussion    

Donations welcome

Harvest Share Stourbridge 2012

Do you have an abundance of fruit or vegetables in your garden? It is easy to be overwhelmed by a glut of apples, plums, marrows, pears, tomatoes – and to wonder what to do with them all.

So, Transition Stourbridge is keen to help save good local food from going to waste.

If you want a hand with harvesting or processing a surplus crop, please email or call Margy on 01384 351414.

Likewise do get in touch if you would like to join us and help picking and make use of lovely local fruit and veg!

Free 1-2-1 Home Energy Check

Are you concerned about the Environment? Would you like to reduce household bills and your carbon footprint?

Worldwide, individuals, organisations and governments are trying to reduce carbon emissions for a fairer future for all. It’s not easy to know what to do on a personal level, so, here is one way of finding out about many things we can all do to reduce our energy use and carbon emissions.

Stourbridge Low Carbon Community project is run by a committed team of volunteers, fully trained by Marches Energy Agency (, to assist local people to reduce their household energy bills and thus their carbon footprints.

As part of this project, we are offering free Household Energy Checks. These take around an hour to complete.

The Home Energy Check will enable you to:

·       calculate your carbon footprint
·       learn about effective ways of reducing energy consumption
·       assess your house potential for renewable technology

If you are interested in having a Home Energy Check carried out, please send us an email via the ‘contact’ section of the website. 

The hunt for Energy Heroes

Dudley MBC Sustainable Development department is looking for Energy Heroes:

Are you are a local business, school, community group or household doing your bit to reduce energy use?  If yes, Dudley MBC wants to hear from you!

Energy Heroes is aimed at everyone in the borough and recognises the achievements of local projects which are making a positive contribution to reducing carbon emissions.

See more:–planning/sustainable-development/energy-heroes

Closing date: 9 May 2011

FILM – Flow: For the Love of Water – Friday 18th March

FILM Flow: For the Love of Water

Friday 18th March 7.30pm
Where:  The Glasshouse Arts Centre, Wollaston Road, Amblecote, Stourbridge, DY8 4HF

Description:  “Can anyone really own water?” –  Water is the very essence of life. … ‘Flow’ confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling.

All welcome!

Donations on the door.


Tree Planting Community Event Saturday 12th March 2011

Come to Vale Head Farm for a morning of Tree Planting

planting at Vale Head Farm

Date: Saturday 12th March

Time: 9.30am  for a 10am start (see programme below)

Venue: Vale Head Farm,  Compton Road,  Kinver,  DY7 5NJ

All Welcome – Bring the whole family! – No experience needed


9.30am:      Tea / juice / biscuits

10am:          Tree planting

12.30pm:    Bring-and-share lunch Continue reading “Tree Planting Community Event Saturday 12th March 2011”

FREE Home Energy Saving Workshop

Date:   Tuesday 30th November

Time:    7 pm – 9 pm

Venue:    Elmfield School, Love Lane, Stourbridge, DY8 2EA

This FREE workshop is funded by Dudley MBC, run by Marches Energy Agency and is part of the Stourbridge Low Carbon Community Project. 

You will learn about different ways to reduce household bills. This will help you save money and also help the environment!

For more information or to reserve a place on the workshop, please call:

Margy on 01384 351414

Tony on 01384 379668

or email

Films this Friday 26th November: ‘In Transition’ preceded by ‘The Story of Stuff’

7.30pm at The Glasshouse Arts Centre, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge, DY8 4HF

In Transition: An inspiring film about how Transition initiatives are responding to peak oil, climate change and the recession with creativity, imagination and  humour.

The Story of Stuff: A critical vision of today’s consumerist society: How to create a more sustainable and just  world. 

Coffee Bar open! Followed by informal discussion. Donations to help cover costs. 

Farm Work Day – Sat 12th June, Vale Head Farm, Kinver

Community Supported AgricultureDate: Saturday 12th June, 10am – 3.30pm

Venue: Vale Head Farm, Compton Road, Kinver, DY7 5NJ

Call: 01384 351414 (Margy)  or email:

A work morning at Vale Head Farm. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing!  Bring & Share Lunch – to add to something in season provided by the farm.

A talk by guest speaker (Mark Harrison) about Community Supported Agriculture Continue reading “Farm Work Day – Sat 12th June, Vale Head Farm, Kinver”