Past Events

Sustainable Living Tour

Date: 
Sat, 17/10/2020

Sustainable Living Tour
Hockerton
Organised by Hockerton Housing Project
Up to £20

Do you want to see what low carbon living might look like? The Hockerton Housing Project is a small community of five earth sheltered homes built in 1998 on the outskirts of Hockerton, Nottinghamshire, UK. Hockerton Housing project is offering tours around their site which includes a guided walk to learn about its food, water and renewable energy systems.  Tours will be running on the following dates: 

  • Saturday 12th September, 2pm 
  • Saturday 17th October, 2pm 

N.B: - Tour will be limited to 5 people due to COVID -19 restriction. This tour will be slightly shorter than their usual tour as you will not be going into the house.  

https://bit.ly/3mlHVvK 

Free Expert - led Mini-Seminars

Date: 
Thu, 08/10/2020

Free Expert - led Mini-Seminars 
40 - 60 minutes
Via Zoom
Organised by Transition Buxton

To join in, please email 
awareness@transitionbuxton.co.uk. You will receive an ‘invitation’ to join via a zoom link the day before the mini - seminar.  

  • Electric Cars aren’t the Future, they’re here
    Nicholas Raimo & Dean Fielding
    Thursday 10th September
    7.30pm

    Nicolas will talk about how much electric cars have changed over the last 3 years, their likely development over the near-future, and what role hydrogen may play as a fuel source in transport.  Dean will draw on his experience in the field of EV charging and eco-housing to discuss the direction EV charging is taking, and how it relates to our wider energy use.   
     

  • Sustainable Travel
    Tina Heathcote & Roland Strube
    Thursday 24th September
    7.30pm

    Tina will talk about a key element of the Buxton Travel Plan which is under consultation - The Big Buxton Experiment: Sharing Place, Space and Ideas - and the trial of 5 new traffic free walking and cycling routes within the town. Roland, who manages Hayfield Sustainable Transport Ltd, will talk about shifting control and responsibility for developing new transport provisions from providers to users. 
     

  • A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow 
    Pete Milway (& Kate Roworth)
    Thursday 8th October
    7.30pm

    A screening of Kate Roworth Ted Talk (15 minutes) will be followed by a discussion hosted by Pete Milway, Buxton resident & economist and co-author of the Buxton Economic Resilience Study

You can watch recorded versions of previous mini seminars if you missed them here: https://bit.ly/3f43ZGU

Online Retrofit conference

Date: 
Thu, 08/10/2020

Online Retrofit conference
Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th October
9.00am – 12.00pm
Organised Low Carbon Homes
Free*

Here is a great opportunity to hear more about best practice in housing retrofit from around the country, focusing on strategies, ambition, co-benefits, technology, funding, installers, skills and training, and community engagement.

The conference is being delivered by Low Carbon Homes, an organisation dedicated to promoting and facilitating retrofit of the UK’s housing stock. This is one full day worth of content delivered over three short mornings. 

You can view this short video to see what to expect: https://bit.ly/327LH3O
For more information and/or to register: https://bit.ly/33axl1I  

*Places are limited but free to attendees from the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire area. Participants can attend some or all of the sessions.

Ecohomes workshop: DIY solar lighting

Date: 
Sat, 19/09/2020

Ecohomes workshop: DIY solar lighting
Saturday 19th September, 10am - 11am
Via Zoom
Organised by Transition Chesterfield
 
Want to make your home more eco-friendly? Chris Brooks will describe the practical details on setting up a solar light to run off a DIY panel in your shed or outhouse, and possibly in your house.  Chris uses solar energy to power all his (LED) lighting at home (even in winter!). There will be a virtual tour of his solar installations and a chance to ask questions about any aspect of solar power.  

They hope to run more of these virtual workshops in the future. If you have done extensive eco-renovations to your home and would be willing to talk about them, please contact Lisa at transitionchesterfield@yahoo.co.uk

For joining instructions: https://bit.ly/3jTeQWh

Agile Streets Workshop

Date: 
Thu, 17/09/2020

Agile Streets Workshop
Thursday 17th September, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Organised by Energy Saving Trust 

The Agile Streets project, focused on overcoming barriers to charging electric vehicles (EVs), is looking for participants to attend an online workshop on Thursday 17 September, 5.30pm to 7.30pm to build an understanding of how the project could work for EV drivers

Residents can apply now

Plastics and Politics | Virtual Talk + Q&A:  

Date: 
Wed, 16/09/2020

Plastics and Politics | Virtual Talk + Q&A:  
Wednesday 16th September, 7pm
Via Jitsi
Organised by Plastic Free Chesterfield

Plastic Free Chesterfield presents speakers from Friends of the Earth to discuss how we can use political lobbying to influence what happens in the future on plastic production, recycling and disposal.

The Environment Bill, currently going through Parliament, is our best opportunity to do this. This talk will outline the Environment Bill, what current measures have been added to take action on plastics, and what additional measures we need to tackle our plastics addiction problem head on.

A link will be provided once you sign up to the event.

To register your place: https://bit.ly/2DB7V4D

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Stories of Change

Date: 
Tue, 15/09/2020

Stories of Change
Organised by The Centre for Climate Change And Social Transformations (CAST)

CAST is running two free online workshops exploring how successful low-carbon initiatives can lead to meaningful change in how we eat, travel, shop & use energy. These are a part of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research's 20th anniversary celebrations

  • Transforming food and the things we buy
    Monday 14th September 
    1.00pm – 2.30pm
     
  • Transforming travel and energy
    Tuesday 15th September 
    1.00pm – 2.30pm

These workshops are suitable for anyone working within their community, organisation, local authority, or their own daily lives to respond to the climate emergency. 

https://bit.ly/3h4RNpL 
 

Fighting Climate Change in the Peak District

Date: 
Thu, 10/09/2020

Thursday 10th September
7.30pm – 9.30pm
Organised by Café Transition New Mills

Led by Jody Vallance, join this zoom to learn more about Moors for the Future Partnership restoration work in the Peak District and South Pennines moors - some of the most degraded landscapes in Europe. This event is part of the New Mills Festival 2020.

For more information and\or joining instructions: https://bit.ly/3lTeDEB 

Transition: Bounce Forward

Date: 
Thu, 10/09/2020

Transition: Bounce Forward
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. 

As the first step, they have been running a series of online 'What Is?' events this week (7th - 10th of September). These have been exploring how Transition groups can respond to the combination of COVID-19, socio - economic issues and the ongoing climate crisis:

  • Reinventing and revaluing projects in changing times.
    Thursday 10th September
    7pm – 8.30pm
    Chaired by Yaz Brien of Transition Network. 

    Join representatives from Crystal Palace Transition Town, Deal with It and Transition Town Wellington to explore how their projects are adapting to recent events, to pandemics, and to the upsurge of concern around climate change.

    To book, visit: https://bit.ly/3bBQ9Lg  

This will be followed by further sessions in October and November, during which they will be looking at ‘What If’ and ‘What Next’.

https://bit.ly/2ZcXThC

Free Virtual Expert- led Mini-Seminars 

Date: 
Thu, 27/08/2020

Free Virtual Expert- led Mini-Seminars 
40 – 60 minutes
Via Zoom
Organised by Transition Buxton

To join in, please register for each session in advance via awareness@transitionbuxton.co.uk. You will then receive an ‘invitation’ to join via a Zoom link.

  • Serpentine Community Garden: Past Present & Future
    Madeline Hall & Steve Philips
    Thursday 13th August, 7:30pm

Madeline Hall & Steve Philips will talk about what the Serpentine Community Garden (SCG) is and where it’s going. After 5 years’ activity as Serpentine Community Farm CIC and its earlier genesis as the Food Group within Transition Buxton, SCG has big ambitions to continue to grow an increasingly wide range of plants, and improve our knowledge and understanding of the natural environment, as well as providing social and therapeutic support in our community and more.

https://bit.ly/2XrzhkD 

  • ‘Excellence in Consumption’
     Dr Terry Newholm
     from University of Manchester
     Thursday 27th August, 7:30pm

Our life is in a consumer culture with all the threats that poses to our survival; not an easy proposition for us humans. We’ll get some advice from an austere Victorian art critic, a couple of contemporary American philosophers and the prime UK advocate of eudemonics. This seminar asks the question - what happens when we take a ‘moral turn’ and begin to talk about what is not mentioned in polite American circles: CONSUMPTION? 
 
For more information on Transition Buxton:  https://bit.ly/3aLp727

You can watch recorded versions of previous mini seminars if you missed them here: https://bit.ly/3f43ZGU