Malton Women's Institute (WI) and a local business have joined forces to promote action on climate change

The WI group and The Beecham Weigh, teamed up to promote The Great Big Green Week, a national week of activities around climate change.

The Great Big Green Week is the biggest event for climate and nature ever in the UK, with over 4500 events taking part across the country.

To mark the Week, Malton WI’s members created a window display, at The Beecham Weigh, made entirely from recycled or natural materials.

The window is designed to encourage people to live in a more sustainable way; connecting with nature, reducing food waste, recycling more and re-using where possible.

Danielle Collins’ Malton WI’s President said: “The Great Big Green Week is an opportunity for communities to come together to celebrate action on the climate emergency and call on the government to keep their climate promises. Our very creative members were keen to get involved and raise awareness of this important issue, and I’m really proud of the end result.”

Protecting green spaces is a key part of The Great Big Green Week’s strategy and Malton WI plays an active role in Malton in Bloom and has developed their own community garden on Old Maltongate.

Danielle said: "The garden is a little oasis in town, full of pollinator friendly planting which we hope will inspire residents to think about how to create their own nature rich environments at home."

Davina Mortimer, owner of The Beecham Weigh, said: “Climate change is the fight of our lifetime. At The Beecham Weigh we are firm believers that if we all make small changes, we can make a huge collective difference. Whether it’s thinking about what’s on your plate or reducing your energy consumption, we can all take action.”

Malton WI meet at 7.30pm on the 4th Thursday of each month at St Leonards and St Mary’s Church Rooms, Malton.