Past Events

Climate Café

Date: 
Sat, 14/11/2020

Saturday 14th November, 3.30pm – 5pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Climate Psychology Alliance.
£11.37 – £13.52

A climate café is a simple, hospitable, empathetic space where fears and uncertainties about our climate crisis can be safely expressed.

This café will be facilitated by Gillian Broad and Rebecca Nestor.  There will be no guest speakers or talks, and it will remain an advice-free zone. The focus will be thoughts and feelings about the climate crisis. Although they realise that COVID - 19 needs a space to be explored too and this can happen here too.

To book: https://bit.ly/2TQmPbU

Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) is not-for-profit membership organisation that was set up to facilitate a deeper understanding of our human responses to climate change. CPA draws on a broad range of disciplines, such as psychology, philosophy, ecology and systems thinking, to help people deal with difficult truths about climate and ecological crisis. You can find out more about their work here.

Climate & Ecological Emergency: Taking Action Together 

Date: 
Fri, 13/11/2020

Online Conference
Fiday 13th November, 10am – 5pm
Organised Climate Emergency UK 
£0 - £20
 
Has your organisation declared a Climate (and Ecological) Emergency, committing to radically reduce its emissions and improve biodiversity by 2030? Are you a concerned activist or organisation focused on ensuring the necessary climate action is taken in your locality?

Then, this online conference is ideal for you! It will explore how councils, other public organisations, businesses, charities, and communities can all work together to develop radical Action Plans to deliver on these commitments. They will also provide examples of the most effective Actions Plans, launch a new checklist to help you develop your own Actions Plan, and more

You can register and view the full timetable of sessions here

Transition: Bounce Forward

Date: 
Wed, 11/11/2020

Visioning exercise and seed-funding launch
Wednesday 11th November, 7pm – 9pm
Organised by Transition Network
FREE

Transition Network has developed a programme of support, “Transition: Bounce Forward”, for transition towns that will be delivered over the coming months. In September, a series of online 'What Is?' events took place. These explored how Transition groups can respond to the combination of COVID-19, socio - economic issues and the ongoing climate crisis.

Here, you will be introduced to the 'What If' visioning exercise - a tool to help Transitioners develop a way forward for the future of their communities. There will be the opportunity to ask any questions about their seed-funding grant programme for Transition groups in England.

https://bit.ly/3255alh
 

Chesterfield Climate Alliance Meeting

Date: 
Wed, 11/11/2020


Wednesday 11th November, 6.30pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Chesterfield Climate Alliance 

This is the third meeting of the newly relaunched Chesterfield Climate Alliance - a coalition of individuals and groups working together in Chesterfield to take action on the climate and ecological emergency. This meeting is for people in Chesterfield who want to push for a green and fair recovery. It will focus on starting to plan ideas for action, with different breakout groups on different action idea topics.

Register here: https://bit.ly/38e20Q7  

The CEE Bill in a Year until COP26

Date: 
Mon, 09/11/2020

Livestream
Monday 9th November, 6pm – 7.30pm
Organised by Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill Alliance 
FREE

In September, the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill (CEE Bill) was launched to demand that the UK Government bring the urgent action needed to mitigate the climate and ecological crisis into law. CEE Bill has now been officially published on the Parliament website. So far, 76 MPs have signed up to back the bill. 

With just a year until COP26, join the CEE Bill Alliance and special guests for this virtual event about how the CEE Bill is the emergency strategy needed to avert climate and ecological catastrophe. It will explore what we need to do to influence governments ahead of COP26 and what role citizens play in this. More information here.

There is no need to register. Join the livestream on Facebook. Watch on Youtube or Twitter

N.B: - Regular online sessions are available for campaigners across the UK to share ideas. The groups are limited to 15 people. The next three sessions are: Sunday 8th November at 7pm, Monday 9th November at 10am and Tuesday 10th November at 2pm.

To sign up, write to campaign@ceebill.uk stating your first and second choice of session. To allow them to prepare, please also include a question and/or a campaign idea in your message.

Low carbon heating with Air Source Heat Pumps 

Date: 
Sat, 07/11/2020


Virtual Eco-homes workshop
Saturday 7th November, 11am – 12pm
Organised by Transition Chesterfield, Transition Wirksworth and Derbyshire Climate Coalition
FREE

Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) are one of the leading renewable alternatives for heating homes. They extract heat from the outside air to heat your home and hot water, even when air temperatures are as low as -18°C.

In this virtual workshop, a renewable energy system designer from Infinitas-Design will do a short introduction to the technology, and five owners from across Derby and Derbyshire who have replaced their gas boilers with ASHP will share their experiences.

For more information about how to join: https://bit.ly/2TC64Bd

Great Big Nature Boost | Severn Trent Waters

Date: 
Sun, 25/10/2020

Severn Trent Waters launches its biggest ever project aiming to give nature a boost across their operating region. They commit to reviving 12,000 acres of land in the Severn Trent region by 2027. They will also be helping to care for over 2,000km of rivers. The project will include:

  • Planting over 1.3m trees
  • Creating wildflower meadows 
  • Restoring moorland 
  • Restoring bog and peatland

They will be running free family-friendly ‘Great Big Nature Boosting’ activity days at their three visitor sites:

These events are outside. All activities will be in line with Government guidance.

They will also be launching a new grant scheme next year to help people run their own nature project. They want to hear about your great ideas or projects that will enhance or improve nature in the Severn Trent region. You could get the financial support you need to make it happen!  It will be open to schools, business, charities, community groups and more.

If you would like to express an early interest in applying for a grant, please contact:
ecologymatters@severntrent.co.uk.

https://bit.ly/30EJR9z  
 

Chesterfield Climate Alliance Meeting

Date: 
Thu, 22/10/2020

Thursday 22nd October, 7.30pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Chesterfield Climate Alliance 

This is the second meeting of the newly relaunched Chesterfield Climate Alliance - a coalition of individuals and groups working together in Chesterfield to take action on the climate and ecological emergency. This meeting is for people in Chesterfield who want to push for a green and fair recovery. It will focus on starting to plan ideas for action, with different breakout groups on different action idea topics.
 
The group also aims to have a stall on Saturday 10th October in the Market Place, however this has not been confirmed at time of writing.

To join the meeting, please register here.

Making Compost | Online workshop

Date: 
Thu, 22/10/2020

Thursday 22nd October, 7.30pm
Organised by Eyam Green Group

Are you interested in Composting, but have no idea where to start? Then this workshop is perfect for you. This workshop will guide you through a tried and tested way to compost garden waste in as little as six weeks. It is suitable for beginners or anybody who wants to make good compost. 

To register interest, email 
eyamgreengroup@btinternet.com

For more gardening workshops, visit the Eyam Green Group website.

Tricky Recycling On-The-Go | Virtual Talk + Q&A: 

Date: 
Wed, 21/10/2020

Wednesday 21st October, 7pm
Via Jitsi
Organised by Plastic Free Chesterfield
FREE
 
Every year we use around 13 billion plastic bottles, 9 billion drinks and nearly 3 billion coffee cups. In this talk, you will hear from environmental charity, Hubbub, who have been taking part in exciting and engaging trials to increase the amount recycled in Leeds, Swansea, Dublin, and Edinburgh. 

You will also hear about the work they have been doing to address the issue of coffee cups. Currently, 5,555 plastic-lined coffee cups are disposed of every minute in the UK - and only 4% get recycled correctly. 
 
To join in, register your place via Eventbrite.