Events

Please come along to one of our events, click on the entry below to find out more details.

The Earth Convention - Sustainable Cities

Date: 
Wed, 14/04/2021

Wednesday 14th April, 6pm – 7pm
Organised by 5x15 and Rathbones
£0 – £16.76
Pay what you can

How can we design and plan urban infrastructure to be more sustainable?

Urban environments are major contributors to climate change. According to the UN around 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase, rising to 68% by 2050. It is vital that transforming our cities plays a major factor in our climate change mitigation plans.
 
This session of the Earth Convention series will explore examples of cities across the world that are taking the lead on green initiatives, including how citizens are working in partnership with city governments, civil society, and businesses.
 
Speakers include:

  • Chris Boardman
    Olympic gold medallist, entrepreneur, and active travel advocate.
     
  • Isabel Dedring 
    Global Transport Leader at Arup.
     
  • Kate Elliot 
    Deputy head of ethical, sustainable, and impact research for Rathbone Greenbank Investments.

https://bit.ly/3cTHeam

 

City to Sea and the Award-winning Natalie Fée

Date: 
Wed, 21/04/2021


Earth Day Special Talk/Q&A
Wednesday 21st April, 7pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Plastic Free Chesterfield
FREE

To celebrate international Earth Day, Plastic Free Chesterfield presents Natalie Fée – an award-winning environmentalist, author, and founder of City to Sea (a UK-based organisation running campaigns to stop plastic pollution at source).

Natalie will be talking about the work of City to Sea as well as sharing her journey as a founder and change-maker, as well as tips from her new book, 'How to Save the World for Free'.

https://bit.ly/3fQmWAi

Future Transport Scenarios for Nottingham

Date: 
Thu, 22/04/2021


Via Zoom
Organised by Mobility Lab UK and Nottingham City Council
FREE

What could transport in Nottingham look like by 2030?

Nottingham City Council held a workshop in January, where they discussed the changes to transport that have occurred over the last few years.

They are now inviting you to attend their second workshop, where they will be creating future scenarios for transport in Nottingham. During the workshop, you will work together with others from a variety of groups to imagine what the future of transport could look like.
 
If you’d like to join, please sign up for a workshop session:

  • Tuesday 20th April
    10am – 12pm
    Register 
  • Thursday 22nd April
    10am – 12pm
    Register

Zero Carbon Food

Date: 
Sat, 24/04/2021


Countdown to COP26 workshop
Saturday 24th April, 11am – 12.30pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Transition Chesterfield
FREE

This is the third in a series of Zoom events designed to celebrate and prepare for COP26 in November. These events will cover different themes, bring together experts, and provide examples of best practice to address the actions needed to achieve a zero-carbon society.

This Zoom will explore how the different elements of the food system can all work together to reduce carbon emissions and feed people in a more sustainable way. It will also cover the benefits of a plant-based diet and organic growing.

Speakers:

Save the date for future events (last Saturday of the month).

More information: https://bit.ly/2OoHDbc

You can find recordings and notes for previous workshops in this series here

The Big Buxton Conversation

Date: 
Sat, 24/04/2021

Saturday 24th April, 10am – 3pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Transition Buxton
Supported by Jenny Leonard (Live Sketch Artist)
FREE

What would Buxton look and feel like in 2030?

Individuals, groups, and businesses from Buxton are invited to take part in ‘The Big Buxton Conversation’  – a ambitious whole town conversation for and about Buxton. 

They will be using a simple but powerful process  - ‘What is’, ‘What if’, and ‘What next’.

https://bit.ly/3mlSjEe

N.B:- This event is only open to people who live, work, study, own a property or run a business in Buxton.
If you are not a Buxtonian but interested to learn more about this event, please email contact@transitionbuxton.co.uk.

The Big Buxton Conversation

Date: 
Sat, 24/04/2021

 

Saturday 24th April, 10am – 3pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Transition Buxton
Supported by Jenny Leonard (Live Sketch Artist)
FREE

What would Buxton look and feel like in 2030?

Individuals, groups, and businesses from Buxton are invited to take part in ‘The Big Buxton Conversation’  – a ambitious whole town conversation for and about Buxton. 

They will be using a simple but powerful process  - ‘What is’, ‘What if’, and ‘What next’.

https://bit.ly/3mlSjEe

N.B:- This event is only open to people who live, work, study, own a property or run a business in Buxton.
If you are not a Buxtonian but interested to learn more about this event, please email contact@transitionbuxton.co.uk.

TEDxSustainableFoodTrust

Date: 
Thu, 29/04/2021

Thursday 29th April, 3pm – 5.30pm
Organised by Sustainable Food Trust
£0 – £22.15
Pay what you can

Can measuring sustainability on farms offer a solution to climate change?

Almost half of our land is now used for agriculture. At present, there is a lack of a common way of measuring the sustainability of our food and farming systems globally. This makes it difficult for farmers, food companies, and consumers to understand where they can make improvements to be more sustainable.

In SFT’s first TEDx Countdown event, they will showcase their harmonised metric for measuring on-farm sustainability and illustrate how it could be applied on a global scale. You will hear from some of the world's leading thinkers in food, farming, policy, and retail.

https://bit.ly/2OrACGG

Nottinghamshire Climate & Nature Hustings

Date: 
Thu, 29/04/2021


Nottinghamshire County Council elections
Via Zoom
Organised by Notts Climate and Nature Monitors*

Would you like to see Nottinghamshire County Council do all within its powers to address climate change?
 
Join this Zoom where Nottinghamshire candidates will present their manifesto commitments and proposals to support climate and nature in Nottinghamshire in advance of the council elections on May 6th.

Representatives of all political parties have been invited to attend. Attendees will have an opportunity to submit questions in advance:

  • Broxtowe Borough Council
    Tuesday 20th April, 7.30pm
    Register
     
  • Rushcliffe Borough Council
    Tuesday 27th April, 7.30pm
    Register
     
  • Gedling Borough Council
    Thursday 29th April, 7.30pm
    Register

* Group of concerned constituents who have come together to encourage an ambitious approach to climate challenges and opportunities for Nottingham County Council.

Sustainable Living Tour

Date: 
Sat, 06/11/2021

Hockerton
Organised by Hockerton Housing Project
Up to £20

Do you want to see what low carbon living might look like? The Hockerton Housing Project is a small community of five earth sheltered homes built in 1998 on the outskirts of Hockerton, Nottinghamshire, UK. Hockerton

Housing project is offering tours around their site which includes a guided walk to learn about its food, water and renewable energy systems.  Tours will be running on the following dates: 

  • Saturday 13th March, 2pm 
  • Saturday 24th April, 2pm
  • Saturday 22nd May, 2pm
  • Saturday 12th June, 2pm
  • Saturday 2nd October, 2pm
  • Saturday 6th November, 2pm

N.B: - Please note these events will be held on a Live Zoom if the present Covid 19 restrictions are still in place.
 
https://bit.ly/2LJW3RX