Wyre Forest Green Alliance

United For A Better Future

Sustainability Festival - 30th April to 15th May, 2022

The theme for the Festival is "Greener, Happier, Healthier". Invitations have now been emailed to all WFGA member organisations. We are hoping for a wide range of events that we will try to schedule to bring in to maximum visitor numbers and avoid conflicts in timing. We anticipate a mix of walks, film shows, open days, exhibitions, participaory events, performances or fetes. Plus whatever we haven't thought about! The WFGA support team will be active raising the profile of SustFest via printed programme, press releases, posters, social media, and radio interviews.

But the festival is not only for WFGA member organisations. If you are in a local group that may be interested in taking part please email us at wfgall@protonmail.com or sustfestwyreforest@gmail.com and let us know your ideas.
The Festival aims to promote the WFGA Aims and Principles which can be viewed here
And we'ver put together a FAQ sheet which you can view here

Put the SustFest slot in your diary now!

WFGA Workshops

"How a plant-based diet can save the planet" workshop – Wed 19th Jan 2022 7:30pm
Why a global shift towards a plant diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change.
Led by Ronnie Lee who has been a campaigner on various environmental, social justice and animal protection issues for almost 50 years. He is currently Coordinator of Wyre Forest Vegans and is the group’s representative on Wyre Forest Green Alliance. A free Zoom event. To attend, please register with Eventbrite

"Woodland in Urban Areas" workshop – Thurs 18th Nov 2021
Alvan Kingston, WFDC Arborist
Looking at the current urban forest and the benefits that residents of the District receive from it, why it needs to be protected and enhanced.

"Echos of the future" workshop - Thursday 7th October 2021
An online presentation hosted by the u3a Environmental Concern Group
Fasten your seat belts for a trip forward in time to a University Symposium taking place in the year 2071, and looking back at the effects of climate change on the UK over the previous 50 years.

"Act On Energy" workshop - Thursday 16th September 2021
An online discussion featuring Richard Millward of Act on Energy, chaired by Janice Bell of the Green Party and supported by WFDC.
In order to reach to reach zero carbon targets, older housing stock, i.e. the majority of our houses, will need to retrofit renewable heating. This is a valuable opportunity to learn about the options.

"Electric vehicles" workshop - Thursday 15th July 2021
Electric vehicles and transport in a climate emergency. What can we do as individuals? What policies should the Wyre Forest Green Alliance be promoting? Short presentation by Keith Budden followed by group discussion and policy option votes.

"Doughnut Economics" workshop - 16th June 2021
How can we move from growth in GDP as a measure of success to enabling communities to thrive? This is based on Kate Raworth's re-working of traditional economics with a focus on enabling people to thrive within the limits of a healthy planet.
"What is to What if" workshop - 28th May 2021

Art 4 Planet Earth Exhibition - April to November, 2021

COP26 is the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, taking place in Glasgow in November 2021. It is seen as the last chance to take serious action against Climate Change. By choosing the Planet Earth theme for our exhibition, we hope to raise public awareness of this conference and its importance.

But also, it's an opportunity to have fun showing off the creative skills of the Wyre Forest community. Below are a few screeenshots from our 'Taster' exhibition - the real thing will be in October.

Our virtual exhibition which is an interactive photo/video online display.

The online exhibition link is http://www.wfgall.org.uk/a4pe/va4pe/va4pe.html

We also have a live exhibitions.

Live Exhibition dates and venues confirmed so far are:

St George’s Hall, Bewdley 4th-15th October 2021
Kidderminster College 18th- 22nd October 2021
Stourport Civic 26th October-5th November

Entries for the exhibition can be made online at our website a4pe.uk . Last date for Virtual Exhibition submissions is end September.