More than 150 people attended an event earlier this month to hear an environmentalist's sold-out talk on the impact of diet on climate.

Sir Jonathan Porritt delivered an insightful presentation at The Cube, traversing varied topics including the financial burden of food waste on households, the crucial role of supermarkets, the government's short-term farming strategy, intensive farming, food poverty, as well as the pros and cons of different diets.

Councillor Mark Driscoll, who was one of the event's coordinators, said: "Jonathan’s history of Green Party activism, advice on food and farming to successive governments, and his founding of Forum for the Future, gave him an invaluable overview of the whole subject.

Malvern Gazette: Malvern Green Party councillors with Sir Jonathon PorrittMalvern Green Party councillors with Sir Jonathon Porritt (Image: Malvern Green Party)

"It was an inspiring evening for all who attended."

West Worcestershire’s Green Party Parliamentary candidate, Natalie McVey, added: "After the talk it was hard to clear the room, as so many people had been inspired and wanted to talk to Jonathan, who kindly gave of his time.

"I’m very pleased that so many local people got the chance to hear this inspiring and informative talk."

The free event, lasting an hour and a half, started with an introduction by Green Party District councillor Mark Driscoll and concluded with the District Council deputy leader and Green Party Parliamentary candidate Natalie McVey presenting Sir Jonathan with a token of appreciation - a bottle of wine.

Sir Jonathon Porritt is an environmentalist and writer who has made appearances on radio and television, and has also written for magazines, newspapers, and books.

The event was the result of the collaborative efforts of the Malvern Hills Green Party, Transition Malvern, PACE, and Castlemorton Environmental Group.

For those who missed out on the live event, the lecture was recorded and will soon be available online through the organisations involved.