Past Events

Introduction to Permaculture Course

Date: 
Wed, 19/08/2020

Introduction to Permaculture Course
Organised Belper Permaculture Network

Belper Permaculture Network are offering a pay-as-you feel, online introduction to permaculture course - starting 8 August! They are extending their invitation particularly to people who live in the wider Belper area, but anyone is welcome to join.

Led by experienced teachers Jennie Lindop and Ryan Sandford-Blackburn, the course will be delivered online across three interactive sessions:

  • Saturday 8th August
    11.30pm - 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 12th August
    11.30pm - 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 19th August
    11.30pm - 3.30pm

There will be plenty of opportunities to share and ideas discuss in between sessions.

https://bit.ly/30Z2Uun    

Online Meeting for Climate Change-focused Community Groups

Date: 
Tue, 18/08/2020

Tuesday 18th August*, 7pm - 8pm (from 6:45pm if you would like some help with Zoom)
Log on via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89398109545   
Meeting ID: 893 9810 9545
Organised by Community Climate Action Network/Marches Energy Agency

We are running regular monthly Zoom meetings to give community groups a chance to informally meet and share ideas. Our next Zoom meeting will be on Tuesday 18th August* from 7pm till 8pm.

The Government finance statement in July 2020 included an announcement about the new Green Homes Grant scheme. 

In this Zoom, we will detail what we know so far about the scheme and what we would like to know. It will also be chance to discuss what we think about it - can we envisage any problems that may arise? Is the scheme a strong enough government response to the climate emergency? 

As usual, you will be able to share what you have been up to, hear about what other community groups are doing, and ask for any support you would like from us. 

*N.B:- Please note the change of date to avoid clashing with a Plastic Free Chesterfield event. 

Online Meeting for Climate Change-focused Community Groups

Date: 
Tue, 18/08/2020

Tuesday 18th August*, 7pm - 8pm (from 6:45pm if you would like some help with Zoom)
Log on via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89398109545   
Meeting ID: 893 9810 9545
Organised by Community Climate Action Network/Marches Energy Agency

We are running regular monthly Zoom meetings to give community groups a chance to informally meet and share ideas. Our next Zoom meeting will be on Tuesday 18th August* from 7pm till 8pm.

The Government finance statement in July 2020 included an announcement about the new Green Homes Grant scheme. 

In this Zoom, we will detail what we know so far about the scheme and what we would like to know. It will also be chance to discuss what we think about it - can we envisage any problems that may arise? Is the scheme a strong enough government response to the climate emergency? 

As usual, you will be able to share what you have been up to, hear about what other community groups are doing, and ask for any support you would like from us. 

*N.B:- Please note the change of date to avoid clashing with a Plastic Free Chesterfield event. 

Hope Valley Climate Action (HVCA) Monthly Meeting

Date: 
Mon, 10/08/2020

Hope Valley Climate Action (HVCA) Monthly Meeting*
Monday 10th August, 7.30pm
Log on via this link:  https://bit.ly/31h1CLq        
Organised by HVCA
*normally meet every second Monday of the month

HVCA is continuing to have monthly general meetings via Zoom. The focus of their next meeting will be on travel and transport: 

  • Steve Platt, HVCA treasurer and a member of the Energy and Transport Group, will share the results and analysis of the travel survey they conducted last month in Hope Valley. 
  • Roger Clarke, HVCA secretary and convenor of the travel and transport group, will report on the work of the Travel and Transport action group.

https://bit.ly/3clNiG1  

Virtual Tour of a Low Carbon Self-Build

Date: 
Thu, 06/08/2020


Thursday 6th August, 6pm - 7.30pm
Organised by Centre of Sustainable Energy (CSE)
FREE

This is the third event in CSE’s ‘Bristol Green Doors Retrofit Stories,’ which is a series of virtual tours of properties that have been transformed to be more energy efficient.
 
Here, you will virtually explore the thermally efficient, airtight, timber frame home that Jim built when he couldn't find an older property to retrofit. The house is fitted with measures and features such as:

  • Airtight with Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery (MVHR)
  • Lightweight steel roof covering
  • Wet downstairs underfloor heating with conventional radiators upstairs
  • Thermal mass and acoustic isolation to first floor
  • Solar powered electric vehicle charging

You can read Jim’s case study for full details of the measures installed.

There will be plenty of opportunity throughout to ask Jim questions.

For more information and/or register: https://bit.ly/3gqJftU  

Climate Conversations | Workshop

Date: 
Sat, 01/08/2020 - Sun, 02/08/2020

Saturday 1st - Sunday 2nd August, 2pm - 3.30pm
Organised by Low Carbon Oxford North (LCON)

Do you want to have difficult conversations about the climate with friends and family, but don’t know where to begin?

Led by Rebecca Nestor (climate psychologist and LCON trustee), this workshop aims to help build your confidence in talking with friends and family about the climate crisis. It is based on materials created by Rosemary Randall, long-standing expert on climate psychology, and by Climate Outreach. 

By the end of the workshop, you will have planned and maybe even scripted a climate conversation that is relevant to your own situation.

You need to attend both parts of the workshop.

https://bit.ly/2ZH9pBA 

How to stop funding fossil fuels? | Webinar 

Date: 
Thu, 23/07/2020

Thursday 23rd July, 7.30 - 9.00pm
Organised by Low Carbon Oxford North (LCON)

To fight the climate crisis, most of the fossil fuel reserves need to stay in the ground. 

In this webinar,  Ben Caldecott, Director of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme and leading expert in Sustainable Finance, together with student campaigner Anna Olerinyova, looks at fossil fuel divestment. Ben and Anna will discuss the fossil fuel industry’s central role in the climate crisis, what can be done to stop funding it, and how we can all play our part.

To register: https://bit.ly/31QqN9J

Online Meeting for Climate Change-focused Community Groups

Date: 
Wed, 22/07/2020

Wednesday 22nd July, 7pm - 8pm (log on from 6:45pm if you would like some help with Zoom)
Log on via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89398109545   
Meeting ID: 893 9810 9545
Organised by Community Climate Action Network (CCAN) /Marches Energy Agency (MEA)

Our next CCAN Zoom meeting will be held on Wednesday 22nd July from 7pm till 8pm. We are pleased to announce that Gillian Wright from Energy Local will be joining us to talk about their neighbourhood renewable energy clubs.

Energy Local is transforming the electricity market for communities and small scale renewable generators. Their mission is to help communities get more value from small-scale renewable generation by using the renewable electricity locally.

Energy Local allows a local group of customers and generators to form a coop - an Energy Local Club (ELC). Consumers have smart meters to show when and how much power they are using. Members (consumers and generators) agree a better price for local generators than they would get paid normally and reduce their own consumer bills. It reflects local renewables’ true value and keeps more money local.

Energy Local are currently replicating this model across the country and are looking for communities to share the opportunity. To find out more, please join this CCAN Community Zoom and/or visit their website

This will also be:

  • A chance to discuss the recently announced Green Homes Grant scheme with like-minded people.  
  • A follow up on our meeting last month
  • An informal opportunity to ‘meet’ with people from other climate change-focused community groups in the Nottingham/Nottinghamshire/Derby/Derbyshire area.
  • A chance to hear about what other community groups are doing
  • An opportunity to talk about what support you might want from the Community Climate Action Network 

Free Virtual Expert - led Mini-Seminars

Date: 
Thu, 16/07/2020

40 – 60 minutes
Via Zoom
Organised by Transition Buxton

Transition Buxton will be continuing its mini-seminar series on alternate Thursday evenings.  

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.

  • ‘Biodiversity in Buxton’
    Rachel Purchase  
    Thursday 18th June, 7:30pm

With its enviable location in the centre of the Peak District, large green areas, extensive woodlands, surrounding moorlands and proximity to the National Park Buxton ‘must’ have an enviable level of biodiversity – mustn’t it? There’s nothing to worry about and no need to take action – surely?  Join Rachel Purchase, from the Buxton Civic Association Biodiversity Group, to find out where we stand at the moment, why we should care and what you might want to do around biodiversity,

https://bit.ly/2AsS9Yg     

  • 'My Beef with Beef - Travels to sustainability via the kitchen' 
    Carol Huff
    Thursday 2nd July, 7:30pm

An every day story charting a personal voyage of discovery from meat-eater to whole-food, plant-based and happy.

  • ‘Diet in the Anthropocene’
    Dr Terry Newholm
    Thursday 16th July, 7:30pm

Due to our increased meat consumption, food waste, environmentally damaging farming methods, there has been a significant reduction in biodiversity and a increase in atmospheric greenhouse gasses. 

Terry has looked at three reports, from the Committee on Climate Change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Lancet Commission. To reduce the environmental impact of agriculture, they agree that less meat from ruminants should be eaten - but differ on how much less. Referring to these reports and other relevant peer reviewed papers,  Terry will explain the judgement he has made between them and conclusions he has drawn.

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       

Energising Community PV | Webinar

Date: 
Wed, 15/07/2020

Wednesday 15th July, 9.30am – 12pm
Organised by EU heroes
FREE

EU Heroes is a European partnership project ‘tackling barriers to the development of community owned solar PV projects’. This webinar will go through what we can learn from existing community PV projects. 
 
It is ideal for:

  • Policymakers working to implement the EU Renewable Energy Directive
  • Communities interested in developing their own solar PV projects
  • Electricity network operators working to integrate solar projects into their networks
  • Anyone with an interest in a just transition to net zero carbon.

To register, click here

https://bit.ly/32fwmyK