Community Conferences

Over the years we have run a number of conference and taining events for community groups in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire who are working to tackle climate change.

Most recently, in March 2016 we ran a one day conference that brought together a good mix of people from all over Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and beyond. There were lots of stories of innovative, inspiring and creative things happening across the sub-region to tackle climate change. Simon Redding from Transition Chesterfield, Emma Bridge from Community Energy England and George Marshall from Climate Outreach developed the theme of the power and value of social enterprise in engaging people in building a viable low carbon futures for our communities.
Discussion groups gave delegates the chance to find out more about a wide range of projects, tools and advice and to share their thoughts and feelings. A creative thread of community powered poetry was woven throughout the day. New contacts and connections were made, the previously known caught up. New challenges and opportunities were assessed, plans were hatched. Inspiration was spawned


Previous events have included:

Training for Eco Open Home Householders in 2014. Over three years more than 600 people visited various homes around the two counties wiht eco feautres as part of our Eco Open Homes events. In 2014 we provided a traning event for all households opening their doors.
Energy Efficient Communities Workshops in 2014. Two day-long workshops, one in each county, looking at how community groups can set up Energy Efficiency projects in their communities.
Low Carbon Planning events in 2011, run in conjunction with the Centre for Sustainable Energy.
These events covered community-owned renewables, engaging communities in local planning and climate change adaptation. The events featured the PlanLoCaL model, a large-scale model of a town demonstrating how renewable energy technologies work, and the PlanLoCaL films, which include case studies and information on how to set up community-owned renewable energy projects. Plan Local resrouces are available here.
Living For Tomorrow: Nottinghamshire's Community Climate Action Conference and Derbyshire Community Climate Action Conference, both in 2010. MOre than 70 people attended each and local community groups brought presentations and workshops to share what they are doing with each other.
This free one-day conference was held near Mansfield on 13th November 2010. More than 70 people from local community groups taking action on climate change in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire attended.
Full conference reports can be download below.








DerbyshireConferenceReportFinal.pdf1.4 MB
Living For Tomorrow, N0v '10 - Conference Report.pdf375.15 KB