Past Events

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Think Like A Tree

Sun, 06/02/2022

Six Week Programme
Sunday 6th February – 13th March

Think like a Tree, founded by Derbyshire resident Sarah Spencer, is a book and a course with the aim of supporting people with their wellbeing through learning from nature.  

Unlock nature’s secrets to your happiness, health, wellbeing and living a life that benefits you and the world. 


Any questions:


Friends of the Earth Events

Mon, 31/01/2022

Via Zoom

Friends of the Earth are holding several webinars & consultation workshops aimed at climate action groups this month:

  • Webinars

    What is Climate Justice?
    Tuesday 18th January
    6.30pm – 7.45pm

  • Consultation Workshops

    7pm – 8.30pm

    Share your ideas, successes and challenges to help shape the next phase of climate action: 

    The Future of Local Climate Action
    Monday 17th January

    Beyond gas: How Do We Secure Warm, Safe Homes for All?
    Tuesday 25th January

    What Next For Our Nature Campaigning?
    Monday 31st January

More info and/or to register:


Potato Day 2022

Sat, 29/01/2022

Saturday 29th January
Organised by Transition Chesterfield

Get ready to plant some seeds in the new year and start growing your own food! Potato Day is an annual volunteer-run event, now in its 14th year, where Transition Chesterfield provide different varieties of seed, potatoes, alliums, and legumes for growers. After a slow start, they had a record number of orders this year! 

Anyone who has pre-ordered potatoes and other seeds can collect from the Pavements Shopping Centre on the day. But they will also have a market stall to sell surplus stock:

Collect pre-orders
9am –12pm (the Pavements)

Surplus stock sale
10am – 1.30pm (the market)

As usual, volunteers are needed prior to and during the event. If interested, please email Alastair: 


Transition Buxton's Repair Cafe

Sat, 22/01/2022

Saturday 22nd January, 10am – 2pm
4th Saturday of the month
Buxton Methodist Church, Market Place
Organised by Transition Buxton

Bring your broken items to see if you can extend their life. Their next repair café in January will likely take the total CO2 saved as a result of repairs in Buxton to over 5 tonnes!

Jean Ball from Transition Buxton said “The Transition Towns movement is committed to harnessing the talents and passions of local people to help us to turn our positive vision and ideas for sustainability into a tangible reality, initiating practical projects and starting to build a new, healthy economy in the place we live.  It really is amazing the skills and resources we have within our community if people are willing to share.”

Circumstances may change so please keep an eye on their website Facebook page 

*Please consider donating what you think is fair and can afford to help cover their costs.


Transition Chesterfield Repair Cafe

Sat, 18/12/2021

Saturday 18th December
10am – 1pm (Last orders at 12.30pm)
3rd Saturday of the month
Chesterfield Baptist Church, S40 4ST

All types of repairs are possible – furniture, textile as well as electrical.

For more details, please contact:

Erewash’s Annual Free Tree 2021

Thu, 02/12/2021

Organised by Erewash Borough Council

150 bush apple and pear trees will be available at each of the Free Tree Giveaway locations and they will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis to Erewash residents only.

This year’s giveaway dates are:

  • Long Eaton – High Street
    Wednesday 1st December, 10am
  • Ilkeston – Market Place
    Thursday 2nd December, 10am

Climate Change - Innovate for the Future

Tue, 23/11/2021

Tuesday 23rd November, 7pm – 8.30pm
Organised by The Royal Institution
Pay What You Can

How can we innovate to combat the climate crisis? The Royal Institution and Imperial College London founded a centre for climate change innovation in March 2021 to answer this very question.

From the C40 cities leadership group to the Centre for Net Zero, governments and businesses around the world are coming together to drive innovation in the burgeoning climate sector.

Join a panel of experts to hear how they are innovating for the future.

This event is part of The Royal Institution new series on the climate crisis in partnership with the Grantham Institute.

Tips for a Plastic-Free Christmas

Mon, 22/11/2021

Monday 22nd November, 7pm
The Hub at Chesterfield FC.
Organised by Plastic Free Chesterfield

Here, Steph Mannion of Steph's Sustainable Stuff will be your guide to enjoying a plastic-free Christmas.

Consumers have the power to ditch single-use plastic and put pressure on corporates to do the same. With shoppers in the UK spending over £2 billion over the holiday months, Christmas seems to be a time for spending, and many businesses tend to rely on festivities.  

Please make sure you arrive in good time. You'll also have time to do some shopping as Steph will set up a pop-up shop.

Tickets are limited to 30 people.

Register here:

'Kermit Was Right’ - An Argument Against the Idea That Being Green is Easy

Thu, 18/11/2021

Transition Buxton Mini-Seminar
Thursday 18th November, 7.30pm
Online & In-person

In a speech to the UN, Boris Johnson challenged the message of Muppets character Kermit the Frog. Terry Newholm agrees with Kermit.  An opinion paper published in the middle of 2021 reviewed our present environmental situation with the latest data. Using his interpretation of this paper, Terry will argue that the public service script writers for Kermit were right: being green isn’t easy; possible but not easy.


This is part of Transition Buxton's Mini-Seminar series which is free and open to anyone. You can join in via zoom, or in person at the Old School Room at Pooles Cavern for these hybrid events. 

Sustainable Living Tour

Sat, 06/11/2021

Organised by Hockerton Housing Project
Up to £20

Do you want to see what low carbon living might look like? 

Hockerton Housing Project, a small community of five earth sheltered homes built in 1998, are resuming in-person tours! This includes a guided walk to learn about its food, water, and renewable energy systems.  Tours will be running on the following dates: 

  • Saturday 12th June, 2pm
  • Saturday 11th September, 2pm
  • Saturday 2nd October, 2pm
  • Saturday 6th November, 2pm