FILM: No Impact Man – Saturday 12th July

No Impact Man DocumentaryCan you save the Planet without driving your Family crazy?

Date: Saturday 12th July, 7.30pm

Where: Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR (map)

Synopsis

What does it really take to live eco-effectively? For one year, Colin Beavan lived without plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe.

In this sensational and funny story, Beavan and his family found that no-impact living is worthwhile – and richer, fuller, and more satisfying into the bargain

  • All Welcome
  • Tea and Cake!
  • Entry by Donation

Trailer

Recycle Swap Shop and Film evening – Saturday 8th March

reduce-reuse-recycleRecycle Swap Shop & screening of film ‘Chasing Ice

Date: Saturday 8th March, from 6.30pm
Where:  Friends Quaker Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1UR

Swap Shop

Bring along your unwanted items, find something useful, reduce waste!  No money involved!
e.g. Clothes, Books, Household items, DVDs, Toys, etc
Also, any donations for the local Foodbank e.g. Can opener, Wash bag, Bowls, Mugs, Set of cutlery, as well as food

Film – Chasing Ice

Starting at 7.30pm

Chasing-IceAcclaimed photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey in the Arctic, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet.

His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.
http://www.chasingice.com/

  • All Welcome
  • Tea and cake
  • Entry by Donation

Plastic and cardboard recycling trial a success

Stourbridge and Dudley households are closer to having kerbside collections to recycle plastic bottles and cardboard.

Dudley Council has branded a Plastic and Cardboard Recycling trial in Wordsley, Pedmore and Kingswinford a “success” and have decided to apply for Government funding to roll out the kerbside collections.

Over 200 streets were included in the recycling pilot scheme across including Hagley Road, Pedmore Lane, Kingswood Road and Westminster Road.

Residents were given a blue bag for paper and cardboard, a green one for plastic bottles along with food and drink cans and black boxes are used for glass bottles and jars.

Source: http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/9572269.Plastic_and_cardboard_recycling_scheme_gets_green_light_for_expansion/

Local Bicycle Information

From a fuel-efficiency perspective, bicycling is unrivaled: A bicyclist gets 2,500 miles per gallon based on the extra kilocalories of food required for pedaling, essentially eliminating greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants and requiring a fraction of the land to be converted to roads and parking spaces. Ride On!

BICYCLE RE-CYCLERS

Bicycle re-cycling at the Glasshouse College – Training for students with learning difficulties in bicycle building and maintenance. Donations of bikes and parts welcomed. Contact Andy at the Glasshouse College or at andrew.bill@ghc.rmet.org.uk Continue reading “Local Bicycle Information”

Plastic Recycling in Stourbridge & Dudley – Update 3rd May 2011


Plastic Bottle Recycling is now available at these sites:

  • Sainsbury’s, Sandringham Way
  • Stafford Street Car Park, Dudley
  • Birmingham Street Car Park, Halesowen
  • Morrisons Stallings Lane, Kingswinford
  • Co-op, Halesowen Road, Quinton
  • Co-op, High Holborn, Sedgley
  • Church Street Car Park, Stourbridge
  • Wordsley Green Car Park, Wordsley
  • Stourbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (Stourbridge Tip)

Also See:

Dudley Council Recycling

Dudley Council Plastic and Cardboard Recycling Trial

Recycling plastic in Stourbridge

Dudley Council now provides Plastic Bottle Recycling at these sites:

  • Sainsbury’s, Sandringham Way
  • Stafford Street Car Park, Dudley
  • Birmingham Street Car Park, Halesowen
  • Morrisons Stallings Lane, Kingswinford
  • Co-op, Halesowen Road, Quinton
  • Co-op, High Holborn, Sedgley
  • Church Street Car Park, Stourbridge
  • Wordsley Green Car Park, Wordsley
  • Stourbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (Stourbridge Tip)

Also See: Full List of Recycling Sites on the Dudley Council Website

Stourbridge Area Commitee Meeting 8th March

Feedback from the Stourbridge Area Commitee Public Meeting

Present: Cheryl, Margy and Roy attended the local council public forum
Date: 8th March 2010

Reuse Tip Shop Idea

Margy presented the case for a Reuse Tip Shop at the Birmingham Road Tip, saying how impressed we were with facilities we observed during our visit to the Stratford site and stressing the opportunities for saving landfill tax paid on items that could otherwise earn income and employment for charity. Continue reading “Stourbridge Area Commitee Meeting 8th March”

Could we have a Tip Reuse Shop in Stourbridge?

A tip (Reuse) shop is based at the local household waste site and intercepts items destined for the skips. They are usually run by a charity. The advantages are lots of stuff gets diverted from landfill and gets reused. Also an income is generated for a local charity.

Stourbridge Civic Amenity Site currently doesn’t have any plans for a Reuse / Recycling Shop.

Report on Tip Shop Visit

On the 20th February we went to Burton Farm Household Waste Recycling Centre, near Stratford-upon-Avon and Princes Drive Household Waste Recycling Centre in Leamington Spa.

Staff at both places were very welcoming, enthused and informing.
Continue reading “Could we have a Tip Reuse Shop in Stourbridge?”