Past Events

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

Climate Justice Workshop

Date: 
Sun, 29/09/2019

1:45pm-3:15pm

Friends’ Meeting House, 27 Ashgate Road, Chesterfield, S40 4AG

Organised by Chesterfield Quakers

A chance to deepen your spiritual understanding of climate justice and plan an action. https://chesterfieldquakers.org.uk/diary/

Forthcoming Frack Free Meetings

Date: 
Wed, 25/09/2019 - Mon, 14/10/2019

There are a number of ‘Frack Free’ action groups in the area covered by this newsletter. Forthcoming meetings are listed below. Please let us know if we’ve missed any and we can include them in future newsletters

  • Coal Aston and Dronfield Against Fracking meeting. Wednesday 25th September, 7:15pm-9pm. Gosforth Lodge, Dronfield
  • Frack Free Misson meeting. Thursday 10th October, 7.30pm, Angel Inn, Misson, DN10 6EB
  • Frack Free Notts monthly action planning meeting. Monday 14th October, 7pm. Lincolnshire Poacher, Mansfield Road, Nottingham. Details

Global Climate Strike

Date: 
Fri, 20/09/2019

Strike for ClimateSchool students will once again be taking part in a global day of action against the climate catastrophe and this time they are explicitly calling on people of all ages to join them in the call for zero carbon emissions by 2030. A number of rallies are taking place in the area:

Earth Strike (General Strike for Climate)

Date: 
Fri, 20/09/2019

11am-2pm
Old Market Square, Nottingham

A general strike involving people of all ages, to raise awareness of the climate emergency and call for urgent action.

http://bit.ly/2KsWawt

Chesterfield Climate Strike

Date: 
Fri, 20/09/2019

12pm-3pm
Chesterfield Town Hall, Rose Hill
Organised by Chesterfield Climate Alliance and others

School students will once again be taking part in a global day of action against the climate catastrophe and this time they are explicitly calling on people of all ages to join them in the call for zero carbon emissions by 2030. A number of organisations are calling for people and organisations to rally in Chesterfield.

http://bit.ly/2YI6RAr