Past Events

Hope Valley Climate Action (HVCA) Zoom Meeting

Mon, 20/04/2020


Monday 20th April, 7.30pm - 8.30pm
*normally meet every second Monday of the month

Home Valley Climate Action (HVCA) is continuing its monthly general meetings via Zoom. These monthly gatherings are a chance to get involved in effective action on climate change and find out more about their different groups.

Their next meeting is scheduled for 20th April at 7.30pm. The aim is to discuss how the current Covid-19 crisis can be used as an opportunity to reshape our society in ways that help address the climate crisis.

The agenda for this meeting will include:

  • "Practical suggestions for climate action at home" with Sally Soady
  • Group discussions and problem solving on how we can continue to work together while in isolation
  • HCVA Organisational matter

For those who have not used zoom before, they will open the meeting ten minutes before the start time, so that anyone who wishes can join early to familiarise themselves with how it works and ask for any support as necessary.

They are also preparing an application to the Charity Commission for charitable status as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Bids are being prepared for funding for both educational and renewable energy projects.

A new document about our plans is available on the HVCA Slack space at:  

Any comments are welcome – particularly from people who will not be able to join the general meeting on Monday.  Please either post your comments on Slack, or email Jeremy at


Belper Permaculture Network Monthly Convergence

Sun, 29/03/2020 - Sun, 28/06/2020

Belper Community Hall
Supported by Transition Belper

The Belper Permaculture Network is a new group where you can learn more about permaculture practically. You will have a chance to tend communal garden sites and an allotment plot under the principles of permaculture.

They have regular monthly meetings where the group is starting to plan out its activities for 2020:

  • Sunday 29th March, 9.30am - 12.30pm
  • Sunday 19th April, 11am - 3pm
  • Sunday 24th May, 11am - 3pm
  • Sunday 28th June, 11am - 3pm

Activities they are planning include designing the Hunter Road Allotments which has a hedgerow for the birds and creating a handbook to make Permaculture Design more accessible. 
If you would like to find out more, ask to join the email group or sign up to the Belper Permaculture Network Facebook group.

Transition Belper's Green Exchange and Repair Café

Sat, 28/03/2020

Saturday 28th of March, 10.00am - 1.00pm
No 28, Market Place, Belper.
Organised by Transition Belper

This monthly exchange is a chance for the public to find out more about Transition Belper’s projects. The Repair Café will also be on hand to fix and mend your broken items, so don’t throw them away! Tea, coffee and cakes will be provided, while you wait for your items to be fixed.

Details of what can be repaired on the day are available through the Repair Café Facebook page.

West Bridgford Climate Talk

Wed, 25/03/2020

Wednesday 25th March, 7.30 - 9.30pm
West Bridgford Methodist Church

Recently, there has been an increased sense of urgency in talks surrounding climate change as more people and government officials begin to recognise the gravity of the crisis. It represents the biggest threat to human society we have seen in recent times. But just how bad are things really? And what can we do about it? This is a free public talk which aims to raise awareness and tell the truth about the current environmental crisis. Members of Extinction Rebellion Nottingham will share the latest climate science on where our planet is heading, discuss some of the current psychology around climate change, and offer solutions through the study of social movements. This talk will include discussion of worst-case scenarios if urgent action is not taken, so it is recommended for a 16+ audience.

East Bridgford Carbon Literacy Course

Sat, 21/03/2020

9.30am – 4.30pm
Methodist Church, East Bridgford 
Organised by the East Bridgford Community Plan Environment Action Task Group
Supported by the Literacy Trust 

Carbon Literacy is a term used to describe the awareness of climate change and the impacts our actions have on the climate. This course is designed to help you and your community bring about the rapid reduction in carbon emissions required in the next few years by the climate emergency. 

It will cover the basic science behind climate change, the latest scientific evidence from around the world and the actions that are and can be taken against the climate crisis. It will also cover strategies and skills for communicating climate change. This is a free workshop, but there is the option to pay to receive a certificate at the end of the course (£15). 

To attend, please register:


Networking Events for Community Climate Change Groups

Sat, 14/03/2020 - Sat, 28/03/2020
  • Arkwright Meadows Community Garden, Nottingham – 14th March, 12:30pm-4:30pm
  • POSTPONED Loundsley Green Community Centre, Chesterfield – 28th March, 12pm-4pm

Organised by Community Climate Action Network/MEA

Back by popular demand! The Community Climate Action Network is organising two Networking Events for climate change-focused community groups based in Nottingham, Derby, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. This is a chance for all the amazing people who are tackling the climate emergency in their communities to come together to share ideas, successes, learning and food.

It’s an exciting time – since our last Networking Events in March 2019, climate change has risen up the public agenda; our country, and many of our Local Authorities, have declared Climate Emergencies; and the work many of us have quietly been doing for years in our communities is getting more recognition. Come and celebrate what we’re all doing, share your frustrations at what’s not being done fast enough, and be inspired by others to keep going!

  • ‘Bring and share’ lunch (we’ll provide the drinks)
  • Hear about exciting projects from a number of groups in the area
  • Share about your own group’s activities
  • Carbon Literacy taster from Caroline Harmon of MEA
  • The Nottingham event will be preceded by a Nottingham City Council consultation on their Carbon Neutral Action Plan for city residents (see the other item in this email).

Want to shout about your work? 
If your group is currently running a project and you would like to provide a 25 minute workshop/talk about the project please let us know. We can provide guidance on the best way to do this. This is your chance to inspire others with the great work you’re all doing!

These events are always popular so book early!

Community Consultation on Nottingham’s Carbon Neutral Action Plan

Sat, 14/03/2020

Saturday 14th March, 9:30am-12:30pm
Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens

Calling all Nottingham city residents! Nottingham City Council is asking for your views on becoming the UK’s first carbon neutral city and the actions and aims proposed to get there.
Nottingham City Council has an ambitious target to see the city become Carbon Neutral by 2028. There have already been city wide reductions in CO2 emissions by above 41% since 2005, surpassing previous carbon reduction targets. However, the city still emitted 1.17 million tonnes of CO2 in 2017, enough to drive the average car 6 billion miles! The council is now asking residents for their views on becoming the UK’s first carbon neutral city and the actions and aims proposed to get there.

The draft Carbon Neutral Action Plan builds on the Nottingham 2028 Carbon Neutral Charter by setting out high-level objectives in order to achieve a resilient and sustainable carbon-neutral Nottingham by 2028.
This event is a chance to hear more about what’s already been done, find out more about the draft plan and tell the council more about how you think carbon netural can be achieved.

Book your free place

Find out more about the draft Carbon Neutral Action Plan.

After the event there will be a CCAN Networking event in the same venue. Nottingham city residents are welcome to attend either or both events. Please book for each separately.

You can also respond to the plan via this online survey.

Lesson in Eco Living Talks

Sun, 08/03/2020

10.00am - 4.00pm
Malt Cross (adjoining Shop Zero) workshop, Nottingham
Organised by Shop Zero Nottingham in partnership with Greenpeace Nottingham
FREE. Donations welcome.
As part of their first birthday celebrations, Shop Zero in Nottingham is hosting a day of eco talks from local people to inspire you to make a change towards sustainable living. Speakers will talk about their experiences and provide practical tips. Confirmed talks include low waste living, campaigning ideas (from a Greenpeace) and starting a Repair Café.

New Mills Declares a Climate Emergency: What Next? A Community Conversation

Sat, 07/03/2020

Saturday 7th March, 10am-4pm
New Mills Town Hall
New Mills Town Council has declared a climate emergency. Come and be part of the community conversation to explore what that means for our town.

Hockerton Housing Project Tours

Sat, 07/03/2020 - Mon, 12/10/2020

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. Dates for next year are the following:

  • Saturday 7th March, 2pm - 5pm
  • Saturday 9th May, 2pm - 5pm
  • Saturday 18th April, 2pm - 5pm
  • Saturday 6th June, 2pm - 5pm
  • Saturday 12th June, 2pm - 5pm
  • Saturday 12th September, 2pm - 5pm
  • Saturday 12th October, 2pm - 5pm