Past Events

People, Planet and Profits Webinar

Thu, 25/02/2021

One Company's Journey Towards Maximum Sustainability and Net Zero Carbon
Thursday 25th February, 7.30pm
Organised by Sustainable Hayfield

Sustainable Hayfield welcomes David Hanney, CEO at Alpkit (Outdoors Online Retailer of the Year, 2020). Alpkit, based in the Peak District, has recently obtained the prestigious international BCorp accreditation which verifies that businesses operate to the highest environmental and social standards.
Dave will talk about his company's historic ethical stance in a highly competitive market and its commitments to deliver cuts of 90% in its own carbon-equivalent emissions and 40% in its international supply chain. This webinar will focus on what can be done by, and the continuing challenges facing, the best-motivated companies to deliver real sustainability gains in a tough marketplace.

Questions can be submitted on the night, or in advance to


Environmental Behaviour Change Workshops for Campaigners

Thu, 25/02/2021

Organised by Sustainable Side-Kicks

The Sustainable Sidekicks provide training and support for changemakers, campaigners, green champions and business owners who's purpose is to reduce their environmental impact and increase their positive impact.

The following workshops explore how you can become a effective communicator for change:

  • Understanding Your Audiences Behaviour
    Thursday 18th February
    5.00pm – 6.30pm
    £12 – £49*
    Book here
  • Developing a Behaviour Change Initiative
    Thursday 25th February
    5.00pm – 6.30pm
    £12 – £49*
    Book here

*10% of the revenue generated will be donated to the Amazon Emergency Fund

The Climate and Ecological Emergency

Wed, 24/02/2021

What are our local decision makers doing?

Wednesday 24th February
7.45pm – 8.45pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Tideswell & District Environment Group (TDEG)

Concerned about the environment? Want to find out what is happening locally?

Join this Zoom where Tideswell & District Environment Group (TDEG) welcome Derbyshire Dales District Council Tideswell councillor, Neil Buttle, and Litton councillor, Clare Gamble. Other speakers from Peak District National Park and Derby City Council have been invited.

All are welcome. TDEG members will be sent the link by email. Otherwise, you can request a link via.

Online Meeting for Climate Change-focused Community Groups

Wed, 24/02/2021

Wednesday 24th February, 4.30pm – 5.30pm
(log on from 4:15pm if you are new to Zoom)
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Meeting ID: 893 9810 9545
Organised by Community Climate Action Network/Marches Energy Agency

After a hiatus, our regular Zoom meetings are back for the new year. These Zooms aim to give climate change community groups, based in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, a chance to informally meet and share ideas.

We would love to hear what you and/or your group are up to in this crucial year leading up to COP26. Do you have a new project or campaign planned that you would like to share? Are you a new group (or new to the area) and looking to meet like-minded people? Do you have many climate project ideas brewing but nothing concrete planned?

Grab a cup of tea and join our next Zoom meeting on Wednesday 24th February from 4.30pm to 5.30pm. Everyone is welcome.

This is a great opportunity to also learn more about the Community Climate Action Network and what support we can offer climate action groups in the local area, including our ‘Ask Me A Climate Question’ service. You can also let us know what support you would like from us.

The Confusions Around Compostables (plastics) 

Wed, 17/02/2021

Wednesday 17th February
7pm – 8.30pm
Organised by Plastic Free Chesterfield

Plastic Free Chesterfield presents Andrew Cross, founder of award-winning Earth Friendly Foodware Ltd who supply compostable food/drink packaging and composters.

Andrew will talk about greenwashing, highlight home truths about food/drink packaging, and spotlight how companies take advantage of their customers' climate guilt. You will able to ask Andrew questions at the end.  


Chesterfield Climate Alliance Meeting: Make 2021 the year of Climate Action in Chesterfield

Tue, 02/02/2021

Tuesday 2nd February, 6.30pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Chesterfield Climate Alliance

On November 2021, the UK will host the critical COP26 international climate talks.

Chesterfield Climate Alliance is inviting you to join its first planning meeting of the year, where they will discuss the kinds of actions we can create and push for in this vital year.

The Future of Food: Sustainable solutions to feed ten billion people by 2050

Tue, 26/01/2021

Tuesday 26th January, 10am – 12pm
Organised by Clean Growth UK

What does the 'Future of Food' really look like? Strange protein sources or mass food production on a scale never seen before? How can we tackle the world’s climate emergency and help people eat nutritious diets at the same time?

This virtual event on will bring together industry leaders, entrepreneurs and academics to share their insights into the future of food production.

* Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Trussell Trust, a charity who provide emergency food and support to people in poverty.

The Heat is On - The Race to Replace Domestic Gas in a Climate Emergency

Thu, 21/01/2021

Thursday 21st January, 3pm – 5pm
Via Zoom
Organised by School of Built Environment & Architecture, LSBU

London South Bank University presents its third webinar in its Climate Emergency debates Series.

This 2-hour webinar will see a panel of industry leaders and academics scrutinise the fiscal, technological, and legacy issues that are shaping the UK’s urgent race to decarbonise the nation’s heat. Active participation is encouraged.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Jan Rosehow - Principal & European Programme Director - Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) on Domestic Heat - the Cinderella Policy.
  • Mark Hewitt - Director of ICAX questions why we are still looking at national solutions when we should be ‘Going Local’ and ‘Going Electric’.
  • Dr Graeme Hawker - Research Fellow - Future Energy Systems, University of Strathclyde brings us ‘Predictably Unpredictable: when Simulation meets Human Nature,’ and why the human factor might throw a lot of cost modelling into disarray.

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Planning for a New Year's Plastic Free Chesterfield

Wed, 20/01/2021

Wednesday 20th January, 7pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Plastic Free Chesterfield

On 16th December, Chesterfield Borough Council passed a motion giving their support for a Plastic Free Chesterfield and a community working together to address the issues of single-use plastics.

To help combat plastic pollution crisis, Plastic Free Chesterfield are striving to make Chesterfield an accredited Plastic Free Community. But they need your help to achieve this status! They are encouraging Chesterfield residents, schools, community groups, charities, churches, community centres, and more to take the Plastic Free Pledge.

Join this Zoom to find out how you can get involved.

The Sixth Carbon Budget - The UK’s Path to Net Zero

Tue, 19/01/2021

Tuesday 19th January, 4.30pm – 6pm
Organised by British Institute of Energy Economics

In December 2020, the Climate Change Committee (CCC), the UK government’s official climate change advisor, published its advice ‘The Sixth Carbon Budget – The UK’s Path to Net Zero’.

Join CCC’s Chief Executive Chris Stark to explore the journey from here to Net Zero, and to answer the crucial question, ‘What next?’.