Upcoming Events

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

Carbon Literacy for Interested Organisations

Date: 
Thu, 30/01/2020

Thursday 30th January
Nottingam
From £75
Organised by Marches Energy Agency

A course which makes you sit up and take notice and, without a doubt, I think everyone should do it!' - attendee at a recent Marches Energy Agency Carbon Literacy course

Heard of Carbon Literacy and wondering what it's all about?

Want to become Carbon Literate?

Want to write and deliver your own Carbon Literacy courses for your own organisation or community?

Carbon Literacy will equip you and your organisation to bring about the rapid reduction in carbon emissions required in the next few years by the climate emergency. This particular course is suitable for all sectors - Community, Voluntary, Businesses, LAs, Academia - and, in addition to covering everything you need to become Carbon Literate, will also look at how to begin creating your own course. It's also a chance to meet others who are involved in Carbon Literacy courses.

Carbon Literacy is defined as "An awareness of the carbon dioxide costs and impacts of everyday activities, and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis.”

https://bit.ly/2FWETdg 

2040 - Film Screening and Climate Groups Trip

Date: 
Fri, 31/01/2020 - Thu, 06/02/2020

Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield   

Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield will be screening the visionary film, 2040, at the end of January and start of February. The film, directed by award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film), explores what the world could look like in 2040 if we embraced the best solutions already available to improve our planet now.
 
The film will be shown on the following days:

Friday 31st January, 2:00pm

Sunday 2nd February, 5:30pm

Wednesday 5th February, 10:30am

Thursday 6th February, 10:30am

To book tickets: 

https://bit.ly/30iJBLX

Additionally, Chesterfield Climate Alliance has arranged a Chesterfield climate groups trip for the Sunday showing:  

https://bit.ly/35Q4hfw

Our Carbon Footprint Course

Date: 
Sat, 01/02/2020

Saturday 1st February, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Strutts Centre, Belper
 
This free course, organised by Transition Belper and Belper Town Council, is a great opportunity to find out more about the climate change crisis and what we can do to mitigate its impacts. The course will cover the fundamentals such as the science behind climate change and its impacts locally and nationally. It will go on to explain what we can do as individuals and in our communities to tackle the climate emergency effectively. It is presented by Caroline Harmon of Marches Energy Agency who is a Carbon Literacy Course provider.
 
For further information, please email: info@transition belper.org
To attend, please reserve your place: 

https://bit.ly/2tU2Q2n

Belper's Show The Love Eco Event

Date: 
Sat, 15/02/2020

4pm – 6pm
St Peter's Church, Belper

Show The Love events are taking place throughout the UK, including Belper, this February to encourage people to share their love for our planet by taking care of the environment. Wildflower seeds and blue wooden hearts will be given to attendees to encourage people to leave parts of their gardens to wildlife. A café will be open throughout the Belper event. So far, the following people have confirmed their attendance:

  • Sue McFarlane from Sue's Sustainables
  • Jane Harlow from Extinction Rebellion
  • Kim Kerry artist, workshop leader and craft stall holder 
  • Marisha Kay from Belper Permaculture Network
  • Layla Marshall from Belper Repair Cafe
  • Adrian Rochford from Belper Parks Volunteers
  • India Day with edible insects
  • George Day from Belper Beats Plastic
  • Transition Belper Project information 

For more details, please contact Anne Clark on 07968 443132 or email anneclarkhandmade@gmail.com

Zero Carbon Training

Date: 
Sat, 22/02/2020 - Sun, 23/02/2020

Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd of February, 9.30am - 4pm
Fleet Arts, Belper
Supported by Transition Belper and Fleet Arts

This two-day course aims to increase our understanding of the climate emergency and inspire people to make changes we need now. The course is run by Zero Carbon Belper with Dr Matt Connell from Nottingham Trent University, Dr Andrew Jarvis from Lancaster University, and Artist Tan Draig, O.B.E. 
 
The course will cover: 

How we got here (setting the context of the climate crisis).

A Zero Carbon Britain model of how it is technically feasible to reach net zero while maintaining our current levels of social well-being; a country wide overview - thinking about our region. 

Overcoming Economic, Social and Psychological barriers to change – Global Contexts and Local Debates.

Participate in Mapping and Visioning what a zero carbon future might look like in Derbyshire, with a local artist.

The cost is £12 and any profits after costs will be given to Belper's flood fund. Tickets: 

https://bit.ly/3869MIe*
 
*Please note, there is a booking fee. However, tickets without a booking fee will be available to buy at the 'Show the Love' eco event on Saturday 15th Feb at St. Peter’s Church, Belper.

What Makes A Sustainable Food System

Date: 
Wed, 26/02/2020

Wednesday 26th February, 7.30pm
St Matthew’s Church Hall, Hayfield
Organised by Sustainable Hayfield
 
Chris Walsh, co-founder of the Kindling Trust, will talk about the many projects the Trust has helped establish, including co-operative organic veg enterprises, an urban horticulture hub, training programmes in organic growing, new farmer incubation, volunteering opportunities on local farms, community gardening and social prescribing.
 
For more information about the Kindling Trust:  

https://bit.ly/2TkLFkW

Dress A Girl Around the World sewing evening

Date: 
Wed, 04/03/2020

Wednesday 4th March, 7.30pm
The Treadmill, Hayfield
 
The aim of this evening is to reuse old or unwanted materials to make dresses and shorts for children living in poverty around the world. The clothes made will be despatched via the Dress A Girl Around the World charity to those that need it. Experienced and novice sewers are equally welcome. 

Volunteers are also needed for other tasks, such as cutting out, ironing, making coffee etc. Cash donations are also welcome towards sewing supplies. Some material is left over from previous events. But, please bring along any pure cotton you would like upcycled. No booking is required
 
For more information, contact Pennie Roberts on iampennieroberts@gmail.com. or at 01663 747132. 

Hockerton Housing Project Tours

Date: 
Sat, 07/03/2020

2pm

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. 

https://bit.ly/2qPPnYc

 

New Mills Declares a Climate Emergency: What Next? A Community Conversation

Date: 
Sat, 07/03/2020

Saturday 7th March, 10am-4pm
New Mills Town Hall
 
New Mills Town Council has declared a climate emergency. Come and be part of the community conversation to explore what that means for our town.
 
https://bit.ly/2u5wmC2

Hockerton Housing Project Tours

Date: 
Sat, 07/03/2020

2pm

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. 

https://bit.ly/2qPPnYc