Upcoming Events

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

'A Plastic Wave' online watch-party

Date: 
Wed, 22/04/2020


Wednesday 22nd April, 7pm
Organised by Plastic Free Chesterfield

To mark Earth Day 2020, Plastic Free Chesterfield is hosting an online watch party and discussion. Participants will jointly watch the UK documentary film 'A Plastic Wave' (25 mins), online. Afterwards, there will be a chance, via an online WebEx teleconference, to discuss the film and what actions can be taken locally to clamp down on single-use plastic pollution.

The film summary reads "A surf photographer, business owner and father of two is seeing more and more plastic wash ashore his beloved home beach. In a bid to discover the route of this problem he embarks on a journey of discovery to educate himself and understand more about the problem. Along the way, he discovers some alarming issues."

For more information on how to join: https://bit.ly/2UOnYC5

Our Zero Carbon Reality: Transport

Date: 
Sat, 25/04/2020

Saturday 25th April, 9.45am – 1.00pm
Imperial Rooms, Matlock  
Organised by Derbyshire Climate Coalition
Free

This is an expert-led workshop to explore how a zero carbon transport system in Derbyshire could be created. It is part of a series of workshops designed to support Derbyshire’s communities and councils to develop and implement the evidence-based carbon reduction targets needed to achieve a zero carbon society. The event will bring together experts and examples of best practice with councillors, council officers and grassroots groups. Confirmed speakers are:

  • A radical transport response to the climate emergency
    Lisa Hopkinson, Associate of Transport for Quality of Life
     
  • A sustainable transport system for Derbyshire – putting the Green New Deal into action?
    Alistair Kirkbride, freelance transport consultant.
     
  • School streets – creating traffic-free space and promoting walking and cycling to school
    David Clasby, Partnership Manager, Sustrans East Midlands
     
  • Planning for active travel – how to better integrate walking and cycling into the planning process
    Alastair Meikle, Secretary Chesterfield Cycle Campaign

For more information about the speakers and/or to register, please visit this Eventbrite


Feedback from September 2019's “Our Zero Carbon Reality: Housing” workshop include:

"It was really energising"                              "Brilliant morning at "Our Zero Carbon Housing workshop"

                              "Interesting and knowledgeable speakers"

"Lively discussion between councillors and local people learning together and discussing solutions to achieve zero  carbon housing".