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Transition Towns

Transition Network – www.transitionnetwork.org

Transition Culture – www.transitionculture.org

Transition Worcestershire – www.transitionworcestershire.org.uk – links to your nearest group

Transition Malvern Hills – www.transitionmalvernhills.org.uk

Transition Pershore – www.transitionpershore.org

Transition Evesham Vale – www.transitioneveshamvale.org.uk

Transition Bromsgrove www.transitiontownbromsgrove.org.uk

Transition Bewdley – www.transitionbewdley.org

Transition Hereford www.transitionhereford.org

Transition Redditch – www.transitionredditch.org.uk 

Other local movements

Herefordshire New Leaf – www.herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk/

Earthship project: http://www.thehiveworcester.co.uk/

Earth Centre network: http://www.earthcentrenetwork.org.uk/members/UKECN/member082.html

Peak Oil

The Oil Drum – www.theoildrum.com

 Climate Change

We are what we dowww.wearewhatwedo.org/

Act on CO2 – www.direct.gov.uk/ActOnco2

The Carbon Trustwww.carbontrust.co.uk

10:10 Campaign – www.1010global.org/uk


Sustainable Energy Academy – www.superhomes.org.uk/

The Sustainable Energy Academy promotes education and action to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings and communities. We are currently spearheading Old Home SuperHome – a network of exemplar, old dwellings which have undergone an energy-efficiency retrofit. We aim to create a network of homes that are local and publicly accessible, within 15 minutes, to nearly everyone in the country.


Cycling in Worcester: www.bump.org.uk.

British Urban Mountain Peddlers is THE on-line help resource for pedal power in Worcester and its local area. bump advocates pedal power as the best way to have fun, keep fit, save money, meet people and feel good about doing your bit for the planet all at the same time.

Open Street Map: www.openstreetmap.org

Cycle Streets: www.cyclestreets.net

St John’s cycling club: www.worcester-st-johns-cc.org.uk

Worcester CTC – local branch of the national cycling association: www.worcesterctc.co.uk

Worcestershire Car Share Database: www.worcestershirecarshare.org.uk

Sustrans: www.sustrans.org.uk/

Local Food

Eat Worcester: www.eatworcester.co.uk

Worcestershire Farmer’s Market Group: www.wfmg.co.uk

Slow Food Worcestershire: www.slowfoodworcestershire.org.uk


Let’s Waste Less: www.letswasteless.com

All the information you need on waste reduction, recycling and more! Run by the Waste Prevention teams at Herefordshire and Worcestershire County Council’s

Worcestershire Resource Exchange: www.wre.uk.com

A ‘scrapstore’ which collects clean and safe waste from a range of local industries and businesses, diverting it from landfill. This ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ of low cost reclaimed material is then made available to members as a creative resource for projects.

Freecycle: www.freecycle.org/

A nonprofit movement to move goods from people who don’t want them to people who do. You can pick up some stuff but remember – it only works if you give as well as receive! The Worcester ‘group’ is really active so it’s worth joining in.

Compost Bins (also Water Butts) available for all residents from www.hw.getcomposting.com

Good value compost bins and water butts through evergreen, who have teamed up with Worcestershire County Council and Herefordshire County Council. Prices for compost bins start at the very reasonable (and subsided) price of £8.


New Economics Foundation: www.neweconomics.org.

“Economics as if people and the planet mattered.”

Presentations from Chris Martenson: www.chrismartenson.com/crashcourse

An American scientist whose background is in biochemistry, neurotoxicology  and applied pharmacology.  He has produced a “Crash Course” lasting over 3 hours which is fascinating. If you haven’t got 3 hours to spare, try the 45 minute summary (link below).

A 45 minute summary of Chris Martenson’s presentation is also available on YouTube in 6 episodes:  Link to the You Tube videos

Interesting videos on YouTube/Vimeo – we liked these so thought that we’d share them:

The Wombat (All is One) (Youtube)

The Impossible Hamster by the New Economics Foundation (Vimeo)