Past Events

Derbyshire Climate Coalition Meeting

Wed, 07/08/2019

The Remarkable Hare,Dale Road, Matlock

The coalition comprises a number of Derbyshire groups, working together to push for a Climate Emergency to be declared by Derbyshire County County. All welcome. 

Pledge, Protect, Connect

Sat, 13/07/2019

The Nightingale Centre, Grest Hucklow
Organised by Peak District National Park Authority
Could you plant a bee and insect-friendly garden? Harness power from nature? Reduce your use of plastics? There are so many ways to live a greener lifestyle – and people living in and around the Peak District National Park can learn more at this special event, being held as part of the national Year of Green Action initiative. It will bring together community groups who are already making a difference and those looking for inspiration.
Speakers include:

Neil Cutts from Surfers Against Sewage, speaking about creating a Plastic Free Community network through Plastic Free Anglesey, to free where they live from single-use plastic and introducing their new initiative, Plastic Free Schools.

Mike Joseph, who masterminded hydroelectric-powered Christmas lights in Bradwell.

Attendees will be invited to make a pledge to do something positive for their environment as part of the Year of Green Action. The park authority is also offering community small grants to help people get their projects up and running.

Introduction to Permaculture Course

Wed, 26/06/2019

Alfreton, Derbyshire

A one-day introduction to permaculture. Come and learn skills for gardening and skills for life. Learn to design, inspired by nature. The course will cover:

Ethics and principles of permaculture

How to apply the principles in a garden and at home

Observe and assess a site

Applying a design process to a garden or project

There will be a site tour of an allotment plot designed using permaculture (including a forest garden). The course includes a lunch made from fresh, local produce and a free plant.

East Midlands Cycle Forum

Sat, 22/06/2019

The Waterfall, Railways Terrace, Derby
£5 to cover venue hire and lunch

  • Phil Jones on developing the Department for Transport’s new cycling infrastructure guidelines
  • Andrew Saffrey on local cycling and walking infrastructure plans
  • An Air quality workshop
  • Local campaign group updates
  • A visit to Bike Back Derby, a training and bike refurbishment project
  • A bike ride to Derby’s indoor velodrome and national standard BMX track


How to Give up Plastic with Will McCallum

Wed, 05/06/2019

Wednesday 5 June, 8pm-9pm
Landau Forte Theatre, Derby
Part of Derby Book Festival

Plastic pollution is the environmental scourge of our age: by 2050 there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight. How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time, will help you make small changes that make a big difference, from buying a reusable coffee cup to running a clean-up at your local park.

Will McCallum leads the global Greenpeace campaign to create the world’s largest protected area in the Antarctic Ocean. He has campaigned at sea and on land for many years for sustainable fisheries, healthy oceans and wildlife protection. 

Book tickets:

Belper Goes Green

Fri, 31/05/2019 - Sun, 02/06/2019

Belper Goes Green is Transition Belper’s Community, Eco and Arts Festival – a celebration of local living, which aims to share ways of reducing our impact on the planet, whilst connecting the local community in a relaxed, safe and uplifting way. There will be lots of stalls and activities for all the family, plus a CAMRA beer & cider festival, live music and a book festival too.


Sat, 18/05/2019 - Sun, 19/05/2019

Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Edwinstowe
Pedalfest is a family cycling festival packed with exciting activities including adult and children's cycling demos, entertainment, live music, stunt shows, clay modelling, an animal farm and food. There will be a fleet of electric bikes and kid’s bikes to try. Whether you’re a bike novice or fanatic there will be something for everyone, along with cycling experts to provide you with the best advice, help, and guided rides. 

Self-Build: Solar Water Heating

Sat, 11/05/2019 - Sun, 12/05/2019

10am-4pm both days
£110, concessions available
Derbyshire Eco Centre, nr Wirksworth

Learn about the application of solar water heating in UK domestic hot water systems while constructing a simple solar water heater.

Plant Swap Event

Sat, 04/05/2019

Organised by Sustainable Hayfield
Bring plants and seedlings to swap. There will be sunflower seeds and runner bean for children to take away and grow.

Hurdle Making 

Sat, 04/05/2019

Derbyshire Eco Centre, nr Wirksworth
£50, concessions available

Learn how to weave willow or split hazel poles into a strong panel for the garden.