Past Events

  Northern Green Gathering

Date: 
Thu, 16/08/2018 - Sun, 19/08/2018

Bradley Nook Farm, Ashbourne
 
A family friendly festival with a focus on sustainable living. There will be four stages of sustainably powered music plus a huge range of workshops and activities for both kids and adults. This year’s speakers include Natalie Bennett former leader of the Green Party.

As well as being a celebration of love, life and music, NGG is an educational and campaigning gathering, bringing people together to transform all our lives for the better. The Campaigns Area has stalls raising awareness and organising actions on important issues from climate change and pollution to global injustice. https://bit.ly/2KL0AxK

River Hipper Clean Up

Date: 
Wed, 15/08/2018

10:30am-12:30pm

Chesterfield

Organised by Transition Chesterfield and Don Catchment Rivers Trust

 

All are welcome to come tidy up the stream behind Ravenside Retail Park. Meet on the bridge behind B&M. Equipment provided, please wear sturdy shoes or wellies. It would help if the organisers knew how many people to expect so they can bring the right level of equipment, please email: info@dcrt.org.uk

River Hipper Clean Up

Date: 
Wed, 15/08/2018

10:30am-12:30pm
Chesterfield
Organised by Transition Chesterfield and Don Catchment Rivers Trust
 
All are welcome to come tidy up the stream behind Ravenside Retail Park. Meet on the bridge behind B&M. Equipment provided, please wear sturdy shoes or wellies. It would help if the organisers knew how many people to expect so they can bring the right level of equipment, please email: info@dcrt.org.uk
 

Energy for Business Drop In Session

Date: 
Wed, 15/08/2018

10am-12pm

Research Acceleration and Demonstration (RAD) building, University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus

Organised by D2N2

FREE

Come and find out more about capital grants for SME who wish to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions or who are implementing sustainable energy technologies. The grants are for businesses based in the D2N2 region (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire) and you must able to demonstrate a low-carbon element to your project. One of the Energy Innovation and Collaboration team will be on hand to answer your questions. The closing date for the new round of funding is 12th September.

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Water Workshop

Date: 
Tue, 14/08/2018

6:30pm-8:30pm

Demonstration Allotment, Whitemoor Allotments, Nottingham

Organised by Nottingham Organic Gardeners (NOG)

Suggested £2 donation

 

A timely workshop given the recent weather, but whether we are sizzling in the heat, or splodging round in puddles, we need to know how to manage water in gardens and allotments. The workshop will include a tour of NOG’s watering set-up followed by the options of learning either how to make a water butt or how soil management can help in both drought and downpour. Followed by refreshments and a discussion on drought-tolerant plants - your experiences from this summer are welcomed! https://bit.ly/2OBQIZM

Free paint

Date: 
Thu, 09/08/2018

Calverton Recycling Centre,

Organised by Nottinghamshire County Council

Booking essential

 

Nottinghamshire residents are invited to collect free paint at newly announced dates over the summer. Call Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 80 80 to reserve a slot between 5pm and 7pm. Pre-booking is essential.

Wildlife Watch: Wings Around Rosliston

Date: 
Tue, 07/08/2018

2pm-3:30pm

Rosliston Forestry Centre

£2.50 per group/set of resources borrowed.

 

See how many flying creatures you can find – from tiny flies to beautiful butterflies, dramatic dragonflies and brilliant birds. https://bit.ly/2vt4q8r

Free Bees Workshop

Date: 
Sun, 05/08/2018

1:30pm-3pm

Inspire Community Garden, Chesterfield

Organised by Inspire Community Garden

 

Learn how to make your garden bumblebee-friendly without spending a penny. This workshop will be led by Rhodri Green of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. https://bit.ly/2c5O4tt

Dr Bike Workshop

Date: 
Sat, 04/08/2018

9.30am - 1pm

Queen’s Park north car park in Chesterfield (near miniature railway crossing)

Organised by Chesterfield Cycle Campaign

FREE

Free checks and adjustments by qualified mechanics, while you wait. Minor repairs can also be carried out. No charge for labour, just for parts if any are used or bring your own.

Mass Volunteer Event top Make a Wine Bottle Floor

Date: 
Sat, 04/08/2018 - Sun, 05/08/2018

10am-5pm on both days

Whistlewood Common, nr Melboune

 

​Whistlewood Common’s biggest volunteer event this year will involve the opportunity to help lay 9000 wine bottles as insulation in their new roundhouse’s floor. You’ve drunk the wine, now come and lay the bottles! The event will be suitable for families and will include a bring and share lunch. The whole floor needs to be laid ahead of builders arriving on Monday 6th to pour a limecrete floor. Jobs will include barrowing the bottles, laying them in the sand on the floor and serving refreshments to the workers. https://bit.ly/2NYjlPs