Past Events

Community Climate Action Networking Event - Chesterfield

Date: 
Sat, 23/03/2019

Climate action work groupLoundsley Green Community Centre, Chesterfield

12pm-4pm
FREE. Bring something to share for lunch
Book by clicking on the link above and signing up via Facebook (or email caroline.harmon@mea.org.uk)

Another exciting opportunity for community groups and individuals in Derbyshire, Derby, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire focused on tackling climate change and other environmental problems to meet to share their projects, successes, struggles and ideas. As winter ends and spring approaches, come and be inspired!
 
Confirmed Chesterfield workshops:

Creating and maintaining a healthy group culture. A space in which to reflect on how your group and members are doing and how you can give yourselves the best chance of being a group that endures and thrives. Caroline Harmon, Marches Energy Agency

Creating opportunities for anyone to experience cycling. Alastair Meikle, Inclusive Pedals and Cycling Without Age

Hayfield Sustainable Transport: a minibus car club. Roland Strube, Hayfield Sustainable Transport

Local Anti-Fracking campaigns. Greg Hewitt

Campaigning to make it easier to build eco homes locally. Claire and James Healey, EnVelop Homes

Combating poor air quality. Peter Robinson, Derby Climate Coalition

Whistlewood Common - a community-owned woodland. Katherine Parrish will talk about a community-owned woodland with an eco-newbuild roundhouse near Melbourne in South Derbyshire. The project draws on permaculture principles.

f you are part of a community group and would like to bring a short informal workshop/talk (25 minutes) about a project you are running/have run please get in touch: caroline.harmon@mea.org.uk / 07748 508704.

Please indicate you are attending either via the Facebook events or by emailing Caroline Harmon: caroline.harmon@mea.org.uk

Hockerton Housing Project Tours

Date: 
Sat, 09/03/2019

2pm-5pm
Hockerton, Nr Southwell
£5 (discounts for local residents)
Intrigued by what an earth-sheltered home might look, or feel like, inside? Or wanting an overview of what it is to live sustainably? Hockerotn Housing Project consists of five purpose built eco homes. Join a small group tour, led by a resident to give you a personal view on what it’s like to live in this sustainable co-housing project.

The tour includes a guided walk around the site to learn about food, water and renewable energy systems, a tour of one of the homes, and a presentation on the challenges faced during the build, and subsequent development, of the project. It is ideal for people seeking a more sustainable personal lifestyle, undergraduate students, environmental and energy campaigners, and other organisations with an interest in environmental issues, including climate change mitigation and adaptation.

www.hockertonhousingproject.org.uk

Community Climate Action Networking Event - Nottingham

Date: 
Sat, 09/03/2019

Saturday 9th March - Sumac Centre, Nottingham

12pm-4pm
FREE. Bring something to share for lunch

Book by clicking on the link above and signing up via Facebook (or email caroline.harmon@mea.org.uk)

We're really pleased to be able to share more details of these events.They are an exciting opportunity for community groups and individuals in Derbyshire, Derby, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire focused on tackling climate change and other environmental problems to meet to share their projects, successes, struggles and ideas. As winter ends and spring approaches, come and be inspired!

Workshops will include:

Creating and maintaining a healthy group culture. A space in which to reflect on how your group and members are doing and how you can give yourselves the best chance of being a group that endures and thrives. Caroline Harmon, Marches Energy Agency

Climate friendly gardening. Tracey Lloyd, Windmill Community Gardens

Greening Beeston. Anne Jennings. Greening Beeston will also be bringing their eco dolls house which they use at community events to help people learn about eco friendly homes.

Campaigning to make it easier to build eco homes locally. Claire and James Healey, EnVelop Homes

Extinction Rebellion: declaring a climate emergency.

 If you are part of a community group and would like to bring a short informal workshop/talk (25 minutes) about a project you are running/have run please get in touch: caroline.harmon@mea.org.uk / 07748 508704.

Living willow structures

Date: 
Sat, 09/03/2019

10am to 4pm both days
£48
Work with living willow to create structures such as domes, tunnels or seats

https://bit.ly/2GcUgzJ

Practical Woodland Management

Date: 
Sat, 02/03/2019 - Sun, 03/03/2019

10am to 4pm both days
£78 /£70 (Derbyshire Gold Card Holders) / £39 (certain income related benefits)

Learn how to fell small trees safely using hand tools and find suitable uses for the timber.

A Sustainable & Green UK Energy Supply

Date: 
Sat, 23/02/2019

9:30am -3pm

United Reformed Church, Buxton

Organised by Transition Buxton

 

A workshop led by John McGrother looking at how we  can move the UK's energy supply from fossil fuels to renewables.

www.transitionbuxton.co.uk

 

 

 

‘Oh We Already Have Enough Helpers!’ Said No-one Ever: The Art of Bringing in Others

Date: 
Tue, 15/01/2019

6pm-8pm

Online

Organised by The Eden Project

Recruiting volunteers, attracting customers, finding new core members - bringing people in to your community project can be an ongoing struggle. Come and share challenges and ideas, hear tips and stories which have worked for others, and learn from whatever brought you to your project in the first place. This relaxed, open workshop will take place online.

More information: https://bit.ly/2DPV6kI

For joining instructions, email Pete: plefort@edenproject.com

Festive Salted Chocolate Caramels Workshop

Date: 
Tue, 11/12/2018

11:30am-2:30pm

Clarendon College

Organised by Nottingham Good Food Partnership

Free

Nottingham's Network of Social Eating Spaces provides a warm welcome and delicious low cost food created by your wonderful hands and made from food surplus that would otherwise go to waste. The aim of this workshop is to show you how to make a 'good for you' delicious sweet treat. This workshop wil be delivered by Dena Smiles ex Cafe Roya Chef (Awarded Best Vegetarian Restaurant in England in 2016 in The Food Awards) and founder of No Shiz meal service/ Dena's Pop up Kitchen and Probiotic Love. The hope is that you will feel confident to share your skills with other people - maybe even run a workshop at one of the social eating spaces where you cook...or make them again and give as a gift at Christmas. A vegan soup and sourdough bread lunch will be provided.

https://bit.ly/2TWSlE2

Workshop on Looking After Ourselves

Date: 
Mon, 10/12/2018

6pm-8pm

Online

Organised by The Eden Project

Whether we are undertaking community events, activism, business or any other project, looking after ourselves often takes a backseat. But none of us are immune to burning out. Join this practical session to discuss the symptoms and risks of burnout, and use tips and tools to help build resilience into our daily (and busy!) lives, as well as how we can all support each other towards well-being. Please feel free to get into the wintry spirit and join with a mulled wine and mince pie!

More information: https://bit.ly/2Q0n0lx

For joining instructions, email Pete: plefort@edenproject.com

Extinction Rebellion Nottingham Meeting

Date: 
Wed, 05/12/2018

6:30pm-8:30pm

568 Woodborough Road, Nottingham

A local Extinction Rebellion group has started in Nottingham and is inviting local people to its next planning meeting. Extinction Rebellion is a Non Violent Direct Action movement which organised mass protests in London during November  The Nottingham group is planning an action in Nottingham City Centre on 15th December and is also supporting Anti-Fracking protectors at Tinker Lane in Nottinghamshire.

https://bit.ly/2zvcp7P