Past Events

Chesterfield Repair Café

Date: 
Sat, 18/01/2020

Saturday 18th January, 10am -1pm
Chesterfield Baptist Church
Organised by Transition Chesterfield

Chesterfield Repair Café is back for the new year, so please bring in any broken items that need fixing. A team of volunteers will not only try to fix your items, but help you learn how fix to them too. The repair café will be running regularly on the third Saturday of the month. Refreshment will be provided.

They are also interested in new volunteers, not just for fixing. If you would like to help out in any way, please contact Margaret at repairs@transitionchesterfield.org.

https://bit.ly/2LNjjeS

Extinction Rebellion Nottingham Events

Date: 
Sat, 18/01/2020 - Thu, 30/01/2020

There are many upcoming Extinction Rebellion events in Nottingham including:

Notts XR Rebel Assembly, 18th January

New Members Welcome, 24th January

Doing Hope Workshop, 30th January

For more events: 

https://bit.ly/35V2SUK

Willow Archway Event

Date: 
Sat, 18/01/2020

Saturday 18th January,10.30pm - 12.30pm 
Shipley Woodside Community Garden 
 
Learn how to plant your own willow crop for free with Shipley Eco Action Group and Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

 

https://bit.ly/2Rg47sp
 

Derbyshire Eco Centre Autumn Courses

Date: 
Tue, 17/12/2019

Forthcoming Courses at the Derbyshire Eco Centre near Wirksworth include:

  • Hedgelaying, 2nd-3rd November, 10am-4pm both days
  • Plastic Planet, weekly, 12th November-17th December, 6pm-8pm
  • DIY for Beginners, weekly, 5th November – 3rd December

http://bit.ly/2M2zqXm

Fruit Tree Pruning Course

Date: 
Fri, 13/12/2019


10am-3pm
Rosliston Forest Centre
Learn how to prune apple and pear trees to keep them in good health and good production.
The course will cover formative pruning of young trees, pruning for health and fruit on mature trees, and restorative pruning of neglected trees. All tools and training will be provided, as well as hot drinks and biscuits.

https://bit.ly/31YGQ2h

Electric Vehicle Talk

Date: 
Sat, 07/12/2019

2pm-4pm
Uniting Church, Whaley Bridge
Organised by Acclimatise Whaley
 
Graham Hurst from Sustainable Hayfield will be talking about electric vehicles and what you need to consider when thinking about buying an electric car. He will also dispel the myths traditionally associated with early electric vehicle models. Hopefully there will be a couple of electric cars on display outside the church for people to look inside. Refreshments provided.
 
https://bit.ly/2BXKePx

Carbon Literacy Course for Communities – High Peak

Date: 
Sat, 30/11/2019

Carbon Literacy Course for Communities – High Peak
Saturday 30th November, 10am-4:30pm
Brunt’s Barn Volunteers’ Centre, Grindleford
Organised by Marches Energy Agency
Supported by High Peak Borough Council and Hope Valley Community Action (HVCA)
£15 (help available from HVCA if the cost is a barrier to attending)
 
Carbon Literacy will equip you and your community to bring about the rapid reduction in carbon emissions required in the next few years by the climate emergency. It is suitable for Interested individuals, Community groups members and Elected Members and staff of Parish and Town Councils This particular course has been created specifically for people living, studying and/or working in the High Peak local authority area.

The Carbon Literacy Project offers a day’s worth of accredited learning, covering climate change science, carbon footprints, social equity in relation to climate change, what you can do to act - both as an individual and at a community and organisational level, strategies and skills for communicating action on climate change, and a chance to reflect on the impact climate change is and will have.
 
https://bit.ly/2q3G1XX

 

Carbon Literacy Course - NEW DATE IN DERBYSHIRE

Date: 
Sat, 09/11/2019

 

10am-4:30pm
Derbyshire Eco Centre, Middleton-by-Wirksworth
£15* (includes accreditation)
Bring-and-share lunch
LIMITED SPACES - Book a place

This one-day course will equip you and your community to bring about the rapid reduction in carbon emissions required in the next few years by the climate emergency.

It is suitable for:

  • Interested individuals
  • Community groups members
  • Elected members and staff of Parish and Town Councils

This particular course has been created specifically for people living, studying and/or working in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire.

Carbon Literacy is defined as "An awareness of the carbon dioxide costs and impacts of everyday activities, and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis.”

The Carbon Literacy Project offers a day’s worth of accredited learning, covering:

  • Climate change science
  • Carbon footprints
  • Social equity in relation to climate change
  • What you can do to act - both as an individual and at a community and organisational level
  • Strategies and skills for communicating action on climate change
  • A chance to reflect on the impact climate change is and will have.

In order to achieve accreditation you will need to:

  • Attend the course (6.5hours)
  • Do some work at home ahead of the course (1.5 hours. Involves watching a documentary and completing an online carbon footprint tool)
  • Complete a short written assessment during the course. This will be submitted to the Carbon Literacy Project (CLP). CLP accredits the course and will check your assessment before issuing certificates.

Book a place

*This course is being funded by the Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Local Authority Energy Partnership, a partnership of 18 Local Authorities in the area, and provided by Marches Energy Agency, a Midlands-based charity. The fee charged is simply to cover the cost of accreditation, which will allow you to receive a certificate.

This course is being held at Derbyshire Eco Centre, the county hub for sustainability learning. It's at the heart of Derbyshire County Council's drive to combat climate change. The centre offers a high quality, enjoyable and supportive environment in which to learn the skills we need to enjoy living sustainably and lead lower carbon lifestyles. The centre encourages learning that brings together the interests of people, places and prosperity. It's the first centre of its kind in the country.

Carbon Literacy Course – ONLY A FEW PLACES LEFT

Date: 
Sat, 05/10/2019

10am-4:30pm
Sherwood Community Centre, Nottingham 
£15 (includes accreditation)
Bring-and-share lunch
LIMITED SPACES - Book a place

We're excited to announce that the Community Climate Action Network is running its first Carbon Literacy course. This one-day course will equip you and your community to bring about the rapid reduction in carbon emissions required in the next few years by the climate emergency.

It is suitable for interested individuals, community group members and elected members and staff of Parish and Town Councils. This particular course has been created specifically for people living, studying and/or working in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire. Book a place

(We are also planning a course in Derbyshire in November and hope to be able to send out details soon.)

Introduction to Permaculture

Date: 
Sat, 05/10/2019

9.30am – 5.30pm
Alfreton
£35 (lunch included)
Spaces are limited, so book early

Learn skills for gardening and skills for life. Learn to design, inspired by nature. On this introductory course you’ll learn about:

The ethics and principles of permaculture

How to apply the principles in a garden and at home

Observing and assessing a site

Applying a design process to a garden or a project

The day includes a tour of an allotment plot designed using permaculture principles (including a forest garden). More details and how to book: http://bit.ly/2YH3Kgl