Upcoming Events

Please come along to one of our events, click on the entry below to find out more details.

Climate Change and Our Forests

Date: 
Wed, 27/05/2020

Wednesday 27th May, 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Organised by University Of Derby

The University of Derby is resuming the series of events about climate change science and action hosted by the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, in collaboration with local partners. They have adapted their new events to an online format.

This is the second of three new online seminars planned. Professor Rob MacKenzie, Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Birmingham, will explore and explain the impact that rising CO2 levels have on forests around the world.  He will also talk about one of the largest global change experiments in the world which investigates how trees are affected by changes in our atmosphere and how these changes are propagated to other animals, plants, and microbes living in forests.

Professor MacKenzie has the academic lead for BIFoR FACE, a £15M research project that led to the establishment of the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research and assesses how increasing CO2 levels affect forest ecosystems.

https://bit.ly/3cUGQWN  

Leading the Energy Transition Webinar Series

Date: 
Tue, 02/06/2020

Organised by Regen
Over the coming weeks, Regen will be hosting a series of in-depth interviews with key players in the transformation of our energy system. The first two interviews are open to booking:

  • Operating a zero carbon energy system
    Fintan Slye, Director of the System Operator at National Grid
    Monday 11th May, 4.00pm
    Book here
     
  • Raising the ambition of international climate action
    Nigel Topping, UK High Level Climate Action Champion
    Tuesday 2nd June, 11.30am
    Book here

To keep up-to-date with Regen events: https://bit.ly/2z7FgBO

Trio of Free Virtual Mini-Seminars

Date: 
Thu, 04/06/2020

Transition Buxton will be holding three short interactive sessions via Zoom for free. Each session will start with a presentation (approx. 20mins) from a guest speaker who is an expert in their respective field. This will be followed by Q&A.

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.

  • What We Need To Do Now’ by Chris Goodall
    Thursday 7th May, 7:30pm

Chris Goodall’s book offers a set of solutions to each of the main challenges posed by global heating including energy supply, housing, food, clothing and manufacturing problem areas, such as cement and steel. It finishes by looking briefly at the opportunities for direct capture of CO2 from air, a carbon tax and dividend system, and the possible benefits and costs of tinkering with the reflectivity of the Earth’s atmosphere.

https://bit.ly/2zEShTF

  • People Powered Retrofit’ by Jonathan Atkinson
    Thursday 21st May, 7:30pm

Jonathan Atkinson from Carbon Coop in Manchester will talk about a community led project for improving comfort and lowering carbon in existing housing. Instead of the top-down one-size-fits-all approach taken in some government initiatives, the Carbon coop take a bottom up approach to retrofit. They look at local needs and resources to build partnerships between households and local firms.  

https://bit.ly/35bY9PS

  • From Consumer Culture to Sustainability’ by Dr Terry Newholm
    Thursday 4th June, 7:30pm

From Consumer Culture to Sustainability, Dr Terry Newholm will illustrate the complex challenge we face in trying to address climate change and species loss. Dr Newholm who was co-author of The Ethical Consumer in 2005 is currently Hon. Reader in Consumption Ethics at University of Manchester. One of his key areas of interest is in ethical consumption in a world where human activity is increasingly seen as having a detrimental effect on our environment.
https://bit.ly/2KItHUc

For more information on Transition Buxton:  https://bit.ly/3aLp727

Power Up Online: Empower yourself with skills to win campaigns through planning

Date: 
Sat, 20/06/2020

 

Weekly, Begins Friday 1st May  (repeated Saturday 2nd May) 
Organised by Friends of the Earth

This free online training programme, led by experienced Planner Naomi Luhde-Thompson, aims to explain how you can use the planning system to help protect your local environment and to campaign for green development. It will outline your rights under the planning system, and how you can successfully influence planning decisions to win your campaign.

The programme will consist of 6 weekly modules. Each module will consist of:

  • An online 90 minute Zoom call including presentations, films and an opportunity to ask questions.
  • A follow-on online discussion forum on Slack 
  • For some modules, a dedicated, region specific Zoom online surgery to discuss regional campaigns and local plans.

These will run:

  • Every Friday evening, 6pm – 7:30pm  
  • Repeated every Saturday mornings, 10am - 11:30am 

You need to attend 1 session each week, either Friday evening or Saturday morning. You are able to change your choice during the course.

If they are over-subscribed, they will prioritise individuals and groups that are currently under-represented and disadvantaged in the planning process.

For more detail on the course and to book*: https://bit.ly/2zA2row
*Please complete the booking form before Wednesday 29 April.