Upcoming Events

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

Dress A Girl Around the World sewing evening

Wed, 04/03/2020

Wednesday 4th March, 7.30pm
The Treadmill, Hayfield
The aim of this evening is to reuse old or unwanted materials to make dresses and shorts for children living in poverty around the world. The clothes made will be despatched via the Dress A Girl Around the World charity to those that need it. Experienced and novice sewers are equally welcome. 

Volunteers are also needed for other tasks, such as cutting out, ironing, making coffee etc. Cash donations are also welcome towards sewing supplies. Some material is left over from previous events. But, please bring along any pure cotton you would like upcycled. No booking is required
For more information, contact Pennie Roberts on iampennieroberts@gmail.com. or at 01663 747132. 

Hockerton Housing Project Tours

Sat, 07/03/2020


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. 



Ecobricks training workshop

Sat, 07/03/2020

11.00am - 3.00 pm

Hayfield Village Hall
Organised by Sustainable Hayfield and Transition New Mills

Ecobricks are a way of capturing non-recyclable plastic and turning it into building blocks.  In 2019, 20,000 kg of plastic was 'ecobricked', with millions of pieces of plastic put to good use in local building around the world. 

In this workshop, Josanne McLean, a certified ecobricks trainer, will show you how you can make ecobricks so you can start working to remove plastic from our environment. School age children as well as adults can attend. There will be a presentation and discussion as well as practical activity. Lunch will be a 'bring and share' event.  Meantime, please save any plastic bottles (free of food contamination) you have and bring them along with you! 

If you’re interested in this event, please email iampennieroberts@gmail.com.

For more information on ecobricks: https://bit.ly/2HI5dZr  

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.

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:https://bit.ly/2V7PlaH