Events

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

Free Expert - led Mini-Seminars

Date: 
Thu, 08/10/2020

Free Expert - led Mini-Seminars 
40 - 60 minutes
Via Zoom
Organised by Transition Buxton

To join in, please email 
awareness@transitionbuxton.co.uk. You will receive an ‘invitation’ to join via a zoom link the day before the mini - seminar.  

  • Electric Cars aren’t the Future, they’re here
    Nicholas Raimo & Dean Fielding
    Thursday 10th September
    7.30pm

    Nicolas will talk about how much electric cars have changed over the last 3 years, their likely development over the near-future, and what role hydrogen may play as a fuel source in transport.  Dean will draw on his experience in the field of EV charging and eco-housing to discuss the direction EV charging is taking, and how it relates to our wider energy use.   
     

  • Sustainable Travel
    Tina Heathcote & Roland Strube
    Thursday 24th September
    7.30pm

    Tina will talk about a key element of the Buxton Travel Plan which is under consultation - The Big Buxton Experiment: Sharing Place, Space and Ideas - and the trial of 5 new traffic free walking and cycling routes within the town. Roland, who manages Hayfield Sustainable Transport Ltd, will talk about shifting control and responsibility for developing new transport provisions from providers to users. 
     

  • A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow 
    Pete Milway (& Kate Roworth)
    Thursday 8th October
    7.30pm

    A screening of Kate Roworth Ted Talk (15 minutes) will be followed by a discussion hosted by Pete Milway, Buxton resident & economist and co-author of the Buxton Economic Resilience Study

You can watch recorded versions of previous mini seminars if you missed them here: https://bit.ly/3f43ZGU

Online Retrofit conference

Date: 
Thu, 08/10/2020

Online Retrofit conference
Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th October
9.00am – 12.00pm
Organised Low Carbon Homes
Free*

Here is a great opportunity to hear more about best practice in housing retrofit from around the country, focusing on strategies, ambition, co-benefits, technology, funding, installers, skills and training, and community engagement.

The conference is being delivered by Low Carbon Homes, an organisation dedicated to promoting and facilitating retrofit of the UK’s housing stock. This is one full day worth of content delivered over three short mornings. 

You can view this short video to see what to expect: https://bit.ly/327LH3O
For more information and/or to register: https://bit.ly/33axl1I  

*Places are limited but free to attendees from the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire area. Participants can attend some or all of the sessions.

Sustainable Living Tour

Date: 
Sat, 17/10/2020

Sustainable Living Tour
Hockerton
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.  Tours will be running on the following dates: 

  • Saturday 12th September, 2pm 
  • Saturday 17th October, 2pm 

N.B: - Tour will be limited to 5 people due to COVID -19 restriction. This tour will be slightly shorter than their usual tour as you will not be going into the house.  

https://bit.ly/3mlHVvK 

Transition Buxton Repair Café

Date: 
Sat, 24/10/2020

Transition Buxton Repair Café
Saturday 24th October
10.30am – 1.30pm
Buxton Methodist Church
Organised by Transition Buxton

Do you have any broken items in need of fixing? Transition Buxton Repair Café will be back soon!  A team of volunteers will be here to help you fix the broken item for free. They will have a go at most things including toys, small appliances, tools, wooden items, electronics, clothes and soft furnishings. This is a slightly shorter session, so please stick to one item per person. Unfortunately, no Café facilities will be available so bring your own drink. Donations are welcome to help cover the cost.

https://bit.ly/3idECUR