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Free Trials of 50 New Electric Vans are available for Businesses in Nottingham 

50 electric vans will be available for local Nottingham business to take on a try-before-you-buy arrangement until March 2022 - Electric Van Experience (EVE) project. After the initial loan period ends, the vehicles will be incorporated into the council’s own fleet.

This is after Nottingham City Council was successful in securing a £2.69m Government grant from the Highway England’s Air Quality Fund. This is another successful grant bid for Nottingham City Council, having already secured £50,000 Funding for ‘eCargo’ Bikes and £161m for a programme of transport improvements recently.

This initiative is part of Nottingham city’s commitment towards becoming carbon-neutral by 2028.

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Are you a climate change focused community group in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire?

 

Are you a climate change focused community group in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire?

We are in the process of updating our list of community groups in the area for our website. We want to include as many of you on there as possible! If you find that your group/organisation is not listed or want any information to be updated, please fill in the Community Groups Listing Form

Stretched for time but still want to be included? We would still like to hear from you! You can let us know by sending us a message on Twitter or Facebook or dropping us an email at shital@mea.org.uk.

The Time Is Now: Virtual Mass Lobby for a healthy, greener, fairer future

The Climate Coalition is holding a virtual lobby on 30th June. Join in to tell MPs that #TheTimeIsNow for a healthy, greener, fairer future. Over 7750 people have signed up already!

To sign up: https://bit.ly/3hSBBtd.

There is a #TheTimeIsNow Facebook group set up for East Midlands region where you can take part in discussions, share ideas on how to engage MPs, and inspire others to join in.

https://bit.ly/2V6pnni

Don’t forget to check out the supporter resources on their websites to help you with contacting your MP. It includes all you need to invite your MP to set up a meeting inclucing an email template.

https://bit.ly/2B1ILe9

New: Virtual Carbon Literacy Course for Community groups - High Peak!

3 x 2 hour Zoom sessions
Organised by Community Climate Action Network/Marches Energy Agency
Limited spaces
FREE* 

This is a new Carbon Literacy course which has been adapted to an online format and offers everything that an ordinary full-day Carbon Literacy course would offer. This course will equip you and your community with the skills needed to bring about the rapid reduction in carbon emissions that is required to tackle the climate emergency.  It will be delivered over three tutor-led Zoom sessions - each will be a combination of lectures, interactive activities, and discussions.

These online sessions will run:

  • Thursday 9th July 2020, 7 - 9pm
  • Monday 13th July 2020, 7- 9pm
  • Monday 20th July 2020, 7- 9pm

This course has been created specifically for Transition Buxton and other community groups in the High Peak Local Authority Area. Please only sign up for the course if you are member of a community group in the High Peak area. Please note, spaces are limited to a maximum of 10 people to allow discussions to take place. If you are interested in attending future courses, please email shital@mea.org.uk.

*The course is being funded by the Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Local Authority Energy Partnership (LAEP), a partnership of 18 LAs in the area. It is free to attend. However, there is an opportunity to be accredited at the end of the course for a small charge. The fee charged is simply to cover the cost of accreditation.

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