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New South Derbyshire Environmental Forum Facebook Group

If you are part of a Group or organisation interested in improving the environment in and around South Derbyshire then there is a new online network for you. The forum now has a Facebook group which has been set up to help you all share information on training, resources, and answer each others questions. If you are interested in joining a practical group to make a difference to your local environment you can find one through this network group too. The Environmental Forum has been running for a few years but it's new to Facebook. Members are welcome to link to their own site and village pages and use the group to promote their work, recruit new members, ask for loans of equipment etc.

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Community Climate Action Networking Events

Saturday 9th March - Sumac Centre, Nottingham
Saturday 23rd March, Loundsley Green Community Centre, Chesterfield
Both events: 12pm-4pm
Free event. Bring something to share for lunch

An opportunity for eco-focused community groups in Derbyshire, Derby, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire to meet to share their projects, successes, struggles and ideas. There will also be a workshop at each event focused on creating and maintaining a group that endures and thrives.
 
Confirmed Nottingham 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
  • 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.

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

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. Otherwise, come and be inspired.

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

Facebook events:

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Nottingham Plastic Free, Zero Waste Pop-Up Shop Open This Christmas

If you want to shop plastic free this Christmas then NottmZWC, a pop-up shop, is back and offering plastic-free and sustainable shopping a every weekend until Christmas. Bring your own containers to buy from a wide range of dry bulk food and zero waste personal care and household options to help you shop sustainably and keep your plastic footprint to a minimum.

Teh shop is open each Friday-Sunday unitl 23rd December and can be found at Rough Trade on Broad Street in Nottingham.

There are store cupboard essentials in bulk such as rice and pasta, tasty wholefoods and pulses, healthy snacks such as nuts and dried fruits, plus luxuries like tea and coffee. With loads of vegan and organic options, there is also a range of household goods such as unpackaged soap, wooden toothbrushes, shampoo bars and sustainable cotton buds. Plus items from local producers too such as Nottingham's Zero Waste Maker reclaimed products, make-up pads, produce bags and un-sponges etc.

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