Upcoming Events

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

A Sustainable & Green UK Energy Supply

Date: 
Sat, 23/02/2019

9:30am -3pm

United Reformed Church, Buxton

Organised by Transition Buxton

 

A workshop led by John McGrother looking at how we  can move the UK's energy supply from fossil fuels to renewables.

www.transitionbuxton.co.uk

 

 

 

Practical Woodland Management

Date: 
Sat, 02/03/2019 - Sun, 03/03/2019

10am to 4pm both days
£78 /£70 (Derbyshire Gold Card Holders) / £39 (certain income related benefits)

Learn how to fell small trees safely using hand tools and find suitable uses for the timber.

Community Climate Action Networking Event - Nottingham

Date: 
Sat, 09/03/2019

Saturday 9th March - Sumac Centre, Nottingham

12pm-4pm
FREE. Bring something to share for lunch

Book by clicking on the link above and signing up via Facebook (or email caroline.harmon@mea.org.uk)

We're really pleased to be able to share more details of these events.They are an exciting opportunity for community groups and individuals in Derbyshire, Derby, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire focused on tackling climate change and other environmental problems to meet to share their projects, successes, struggles and ideas. As winter ends and spring approaches, come and be inspired!

Workshops will include:

Creating and maintaining a healthy group culture. A space in which to reflect on how your group and members are doing and how you can give yourselves the best chance of being a group that endures and thrives. Caroline Harmon, Marches Energy Agency

Climate friendly gardening. Tracey Lloyd, Windmill Community Gardens

Greening Beeston. Anne Jennings. Greening Beeston will also be bringing their eco dolls house which they use at community events to help people learn about eco friendly homes.

Campaigning to make it easier to build eco homes locally. Claire and James Healey, EnVelop Homes

Extinction Rebellion: declaring a climate emergency.

 If you are part of a community group and would like to bring a short informal workshop/talk (25 minutes) about a project you are running/have run please get in touch: caroline.harmon@mea.org.uk / 07748 508704.

Living willow structures

Date: 
Sat, 09/03/2019

10am to 4pm both days
£48
Work with living willow to create structures such as domes, tunnels or seats

https://bit.ly/2GcUgzJ

Hockerton Housing Project Tours

Date: 
Sat, 09/03/2019

2pm-5pm
Hockerton, Nr Southwell
£5 (discounts for local residents)
Intrigued by what an earth-sheltered home might look, or feel like, inside? Or wanting an overview of what it is to live sustainably? Hockerotn Housing Project consists of five purpose built eco homes. Join a small group tour, led by a resident to give you a personal view on what it’s like to live in this sustainable co-housing project.

The tour includes a guided walk around the site to learn about food, water and renewable energy systems, a tour of one of the homes, and a presentation on the challenges faced during the build, and subsequent development, of the project. It is ideal for people seeking a more sustainable personal lifestyle, undergraduate students, environmental and energy campaigners, and other organisations with an interest in environmental issues, including climate change mitigation and adaptation.

www.hockertonhousingproject.org.uk

Community Climate Action Networking Event - Chesterfield

Date: 
Sat, 23/03/2019

Climate action work groupLoundsley Green Community Centre, Chesterfield

12pm-4pm
FREE. Bring something to share for lunch
Book by clicking on the link above and signing up via Facebook (or email caroline.harmon@mea.org.uk)

Another exciting opportunity for community groups and individuals in Derbyshire, Derby, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire focused on tackling climate change and other environmental problems to meet to share their projects, successes, struggles and ideas. As winter ends and spring approaches, come and be inspired!
 
Confirmed Chesterfield workshops:

Creating and maintaining a healthy group culture. A space in which to reflect on how your group and members are doing and how you can give yourselves the best chance of being a group that endures and thrives. Caroline Harmon, Marches Energy Agency

Creating opportunities for anyone to experience cycling. Alastair Meikle, Inclusive Pedals and Cycling Without Age

Hayfield Sustainable Transport: a minibus car club. Roland Strube, Hayfield Sustainable Transport

Local Anti-Fracking campaigns. Greg Hewitt

Campaigning to make it easier to build eco homes locally. Claire and James Healey, EnVelop Homes

Combating poor air quality. Peter Robinson, Derby Climate Coalition

f you are part of a community group and would like to bring a short informal workshop/talk (25 minutes) about a project you are running/have run please get in touch: caroline.harmon@mea.org.uk / 07748 508704.

Please indicate you are attending either via the Facebook events or by emailing Caroline Harmon: caroline.harmon@mea.org.uk