Past Events

Q&A with High Peak MP Robert Largan

Date: 
Fri, 26/06/2020


Friday 26th June, 7.30pm
Log on via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85237694005
Organised by Hope Valley Climate Action (HVCA)

HVCA has re-arranged a meeting with Robert Largan, MP for High Peak, who was unable to join them at their 'general' meeting earlier in the month as planned. This will take place this Friday, 26th June, at 7.30pm on Zoom.

He will be talk briefly about his views on climate change and there will be a chance to ask him questions afterwards.  If you would like to ask a question, please email Jeremy Wight (jeremywight73@gmail.com) in advance*.  HVCA will prioritise questions submitted in advance, but there may be time for impromptu questions too.

If you would like Mr Largan to know of your question in advance (so that he has time to prepare a more considered reply), please let HVCA know when submitting your question.

*If you submitted questions previously, you do not need to do it again. They will be assuming you still want to ask them unless you let them know otherwise.

More information on: https://bit.ly/2YZtoLn 

 

The Role of The Community in the Electrification of the UK

Date: 
Thu, 25/06/2020

Thursday June 25th, 7 - 8pm
Organised by Sustainable Hayfield

For Community Energy Fortnight, Sustainable Hayfield is hosting a Zoom presentation ‘The Role of The Community in the Electrification of the UK,’ led by their Energy group Chair - Richard Noakes.  Richard has worked in the electricity market for the last 10 years and he will go through some of the key changes in the market, past and future, and what it means for us.

To register your interest, email Shayfieldenergygroup@gmail.com.  

https://bit.ly/3fGJMqK 

Retrofitting Domestic Heat Pumps - methods and lessons from Ireland

Date: 
Wed, 24/06/2020

Wednesday 24th June, 5pm – 6.30pm
Organised by Carbon Co-op
£5

Air source heat pumps are increasingly being seen as a key technology for homes in the energy transition. But large scale rollout of heat pumps in an owner occupier context in the UK is relatively rare. 

In this webinar designed for policy makers, practitioners, designers and installers, Paul Kenny of Tipperary Energy Agency and Superhomes discusses the lessons learnt from their Irish roll out programme. The webinar will include an assessment of performance data which forms part of the Superhomes 2.0 evaluation conducted with Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT).

Paul will also be discussing Tipperary Energy Agency’s new distance learning module on heat pumps that he has authored. 

https://bit.ly/36QNuuT  

Virtual Waste Not Cafe Chesterfield

Date: 
Sun, 21/06/2020

Sunday 21st June, 6pm-7pm
Log on via this link: https://bit.ly/2ZZVZlH
Meeting ID: 875 9448 3765 
Password: wastenot 
Organised by Waste Not Cafe Chesterfield 

Instead of their planned June meal, Waste Not Cafe Chesterfield are offering a friendly video chat (via Zoom) to catch up with volunteers and other visitors that would have come along to the meal. Join in on the online chat with your dinner. Don't worry if your dinner isn't ready for exactly 6pm. They will be around until 7pm so just jump onto the call when you can! Everyone is welcome.

https://bit.ly/2BtAEHr 

Online chat with your Dinner

Date: 
Sun, 21/06/2020

Sunday 21st June, 6pm-7pm
Log on via this link: https://bit.ly/2ZZVZlH
Meeting ID: 875 9448 3765 
Password: wastenot 
Organised by Waste Not Cafe Chesterfield 

Instead of their planned June meal, Waste Not Cafe Chesterfield are offering a friendly video chat (via Zoom) to catch up with volunteers and other visitors that would have come along to the meal. Join in on the online chat with your dinner!  Don't worry if your dinner isn't ready for exactly 6pm - just jump onto the call when you can! Everyone is welcome. 

https://bit.ly/2BtAEHr

 

Power Up Online: Empower yourself with skills to win campaigns through planning

Date: 
Sat, 20/06/2020

 

Weekly, Begins Friday 1st May  (repeated Saturday 2nd May) 
Organised by Friends of the Earth

This free online training programme, led by experienced Planner Naomi Luhde-Thompson, aims to explain how you can use the planning system to help protect your local environment and to campaign for green development. It will outline your rights under the planning system, and how you can successfully influence planning decisions to win your campaign.

The programme will consist of 6 weekly modules. Each module will consist of:

  • An online 90 minute Zoom call including presentations, films and an opportunity to ask questions.
  • A follow-on online discussion forum on Slack 
  • For some modules, a dedicated, region specific Zoom online surgery to discuss regional campaigns and local plans.

These will run:

  • Every Friday evening, 6pm – 7:30pm  
  • Repeated every Saturday mornings, 10am - 11:30am 

You need to attend 1 session each week, either Friday evening or Saturday morning. You are able to change your choice during the course.

If they are over-subscribed, they will prioritise individuals and groups that are currently under-represented and disadvantaged in the planning process.

For more detail on the course and to book*: https://bit.ly/2zA2row
*Please complete the booking form before Wednesday 29 April.

Online Meeting for Climate Change-focused Community Groups

Date: 
Wed, 17/06/2020

Wednesday 17th June, 7pm-8pm (log on from 6:45pm if you’re new to Zoom and would like some help with understanding how it works)
Log on via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88433862796
Meeting ID: 884 3386 2796
Organised by Community Climate Action Network/Marches Energy Agency

This will be:

  • A follow up on our meeting last month
  • An informal opportunity to ‘meet’ with people from other climate change-focused community groups in the Nottingham/Nottinghamshire/Derby/Derbyshire area.
  • A chance to hear about what other community groups are doing
  • An opportunity to talk about what support you might want from the Community Climate Action Network in the next few months (while life is very different to normal) and in the future. This could be more Zoom meetings, more content on our website or something else.

We are running regular monthly Zoom meetings to give community groups a chance to informally meet and share ideas. Our next Zoom meeting will be on Wednesday 17th June from 7pm till 8pm. As usual, this will also be an opportunity to let us know what support you would like from us.  
 

Go Electric! & Virtual AGM

Date: 
Sat, 13/06/2020

Saturday 13th June, 10.30am - 12pm 
Log in via*:  https://bit.ly/3duiYcw    
Organised by Transition Chesterfield

  • Go Electric event, 10.30am - 11.30am

Have you considered buying an electric car or bike but don’t know where to start? Then, join this virtual event where local electric car (including a Leaf, Twizy, i3, Zoe and Kia Soul) and bike owners will give you the realities of buying and owning electric vehicles. The owners are all Transition Chesterfield members and supporters.

If you would like to share your own experiences, please contact 
transitionchesterfield@yahoo.co.uk.

  • AGM, 11.30am - 12pm

Straight after, Transition Chesterfield will be holding its Annual General Meeting.   
Two core group members, including the Secretary, are stepping down. They are looking for enthusiastic people to join/step up to fill these roles. 

If you are interested or just want a chat about the role, please contact Lisa at transitionchesterfield@yahoo.co.uk

* If you are joining the AGM only, you can use the same login as above, but join just before 11.30am instead.

 https://bit.ly/3csn2bU 

'How to Give Up Plastic' webinar

Date: 
Wed, 10/06/2020


Wednesday June 10th, 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Organised by Plastic Free Chesterfield

To mark their first birthday, Plastic Free Chesterfield is hosting a free webinar with Will McCallum, author and Head of Oceans at Greenpeace UK.

Will McCallum has been at the heart of the anti-plastics movement for the past three years. He set up, and is leading, the global Greenpeace campaign to create the world’s largest protected area in the Antarctic Ocean.

Will has put everything he’s learnt into his book, 'How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time'. In this webinar, he will share tips and tricks to help you reduce your plastic footprint.

To register for this webinar:  https://bit.ly/3eIXfOe  

The National Forest – a new model for sustainable living

Date: 
Wed, 10/06/2020

Wednesday 10th June, 7.30pm - 8.30pm 
Organised by University Of Derby

The University of Derby is continuing its series of webinars about climate change science and action hosted by the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, in collaboration with local partners.  In this webinar, they welcome Louise Driver - Director of Operations from the National Forest Company.

With the climate crisis now threatening humanity, the National Forest provides a real example of how we can mitigate and adapt to develop the foundations for more sustainable living. Louise will explore the National Forest’s ambitions, its role in helping us to re-imagine our society, and the need for hope in an uncertain world. 

Louise has spent 20 years in local government developing economic and rural policy, strategy and effective partnerships, before moving to the National Forest Company in June 2019.

To register:https://bit.ly/2XSe0zU