Past Events

Film Screening: Merchants of Doubt

Wed, 21/11/2018

Sustainable Living Tour

Sat, 17/11/2018

Hockerton Housing Project, nr Southwell

Intrigued by what an earth-sheltered home might look, or feel like, inside? Or wanting an overview of what it is to live sustainably? Join a small group tours, which are led by a resident of the Hockerton Housing Project, to give you a personal view on what it’s like to live in this sustainable co-housing project made up of five homes. The tour includes a guided walk around the site to learn about the 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.
The tour is ideal for people seeking a more sustainable personal lifestyle, undergraduate students and environmental and energy campaigners.

Monthly Repair Cafe

Sat, 10/11/2018

10am - 3pm , Monkey Park, Chesterfield

Items fixed for free!

If you have any broken household items or bikes that need fixing please bring them along to our monthly Repair Cafe (2nd Saturday of the month) and the team of volunteer 'fixperts' will help you to repair them for free. Sewing jobs, electrical items, laptops, radios, broken toys....Transition Chesterfield's Repair Cafe has diverted hundreds of items that would otherwise have gone to landfill. Please bring items before 2pm to allow the fixers time to mend them.

If you are keen on fixing things yourself we are always looking for volunteer helpers. If you can spare just a few hours a month please contact Margaret at 

Talk: Living Without Plastic

Wed, 07/11/2018


United Reformed Church, Buxton

Organised by Transition Buxton

Sue MacFarlane will talk about her experiences of trying to live without plastic: ‘A couple of years ago, I started to reduce the amount of plastic I buy and use. I was particularly interested in single-use plastic, such as bottled water, plastic bags, disposable coffee cups, etc – and so I tackled these things first. Last year, I started to make my own toothpaste and some of my household cleaning products so that I didn’t have to buy them in plastic. And, at the beginning of this year, I decided to make a conscious effort to live totally ‘plastic free’.” Sue now runs Sue’s Sustainables, a shop in Belper providing a range of goods to help people reduce their use of plastic. There will also be a chance to meet with members of Transition Buxton.

Water Power in the Derwent Valley: Past & Present

Sun, 04/11/2018


Derwent Wireworks, Ambergate

Organised by ADVyCE

FREE, no need to book


ADVyCE will be holding a display about the Ambergate Hydro-electric power community project. The display will be part of the White Peak and Distillery Discovery Day Event which also will include a chance to learn about the journey of the distillery to date and the history of the Wireworks site.

Belper Hydro: How it Works

Sun, 28/10/2018

East Mill Car Park, Belper
FREE, no need to book
Organised as part of Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Discovery Days Week
Learn about the hydro power currently being produced in Belper, with Derwent Hydroelectric Power Ltd and Amber & Derwent Valley Community energy (ADVyCE). Includes a look inside the turbine house, the last surviving part of the South Mill.

Strutts North Mill Tour

Sun, 28/10/2018

Strutt’s North Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper
FREE, no need to book
Organised as part of Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Discovery Days Week
Strutt’s North Mill has free entry for the first Sunday of Discovery Days, offering regular guided tours with their friendly and knowledgeable guides. Includes a new exhibition in the basement of Strutt’s North Mill which includes the story of water power in Belper Mills from 1777 to 2018.

Community Energy – the Next Generation

Wed, 10/10/2018

Antenna, Nottingham
Organised by Regen
FREE, booking is essential:
Community energy can play a fundamental role in our future decentralised energy system. This event is all about celebrating the achievements of community energy groups and recognising their benefits and learnings as we continue to look to the future of innovation and collaboration.
There will be a chance to hear from community energy groups that have been through the trials and successes of recent projects. There will then be an opportunity to ask, what’s next? What does the future hold for community energy and how can we make the most of the opportunities that are available to us? We have seen new developments in electric vehicles, local supply, flexibility markets, and battery storage. All of these provide exciting opportunities for new knowledge, collaboration, innovation and greater engagement.

Apple Pressing at Brampton Food Fair

Sat, 06/10/2018

St Thomas Church, Brampton, Chesterfield
Apple pressing by Transition Chesterfield

Transition Chesterfield has been picking apples as part of their Abundance project, which collects unwanted apples growing in gardens and other areas around the town. Some of them will be pressed into juice at the Brampton Food Fair. Come along and try some! You’re also welcome to bring along your own applies to pres. Volunteers for the event are also welcome.

Incredible Edible Gardens Course

Sat, 15/09/2018


Derbyshire Eco Centre, nr Wirksworth

£84 (concessions available)

Learn how to grow an edible garden that is both nutritious and nourishing. To book call 01629 533038 or email