Past Events

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Hello Bumblebee | Exhibition

Tue, 15/06/2021

Open until Tuesday 15th June
The Pavements Shopping Centre, Chesterfield
Organised by 
Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Bumblebee Conservation Trust brings you ‘Hello Bumblebee’ – a new Covid-safe exhibition celebrating bumblebees.  

This summer, the free exhibition will bring some life back into empty high street shops in Derbyshire - the first being an empty shop in Chesterfield’s Pavements Shopping Centre (opposite Poundland).

Using innovative technology, the exhibition will help people discover more about bumblebees in a fun way. Visitors will also be able to learn more about the Peak District’s own Bilberry bumblebee – a rare species that lives on upland moors and feeds on heather and bilberry.

From Transition Buxton…

Thu, 10/06/2021

Transition Buxton is delighted to announce the return of the Repair Cafes plus three great activities coming up to support sustainable living:

  • Repair Café
    Saturday 22nd May, 10am - 2pm*
    Buxton Methodist Church, Market Place

    No clothing or soft furnishings whilst Covid restrictions remain in place. Please donate what you think is fair and can afford to help cover their costs.

    Any questions:

    *Then, 4th Saturday of the month (except July & December)

  • Plant Swap Stall
    Saturday 5th June, 9am 
    Buxton Market

    Experienced gardener or new to gardening?  If you have extra plants & seedlings, please bring them along to the plant stall to swap for another. If you have no plants, come along to see what they can offer (voluntary donations accepted).

    Any questions or requests:

  • Kiss the Ground | Free Film Screening & Discussion
    Thursday 10th June
    7.30 – 8.30pm
    Via Zoom

    ‘Kiss the Ground’ is a full-length documentary film which presents the research, practice, and hope represented by 'Regenerative Agriculture.' 


Go Wild in June

Fri, 04/06/2021

Chesterfield's Great Outdoors
Organised by Chesterfield Borough Council

Explore Chesterfield's parks and open spaces:

  • Xplorer Challenge

    A family friendly navigation challenge. No booking needed, but social distancing will be required.

    Tuesday 1st June
    By Pavilion | King George V Park
    Register from 2pm – 3:30pm.

    Wednesday 2nd June
    By Conservatory | Queen’s Park
    Register from 10am – 11:30am.

  • Pond dipping and minibeast hunt

    All equipment will be provided. Booking required.

    Thursday 3rd June
    Hunloke Community Garden
    10am – 12pm or 1pm – 3pm

  • Let’s Go Fly a Kit

    Make your own kite. Booking required.

    Friday 4th June
    Poolsbrook Country Park
    10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am.
    Holmebrook Valley Park
    2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm

For booking or more information, email or call Sarah on 01246 959415

Greenfolk Festival

Sat, 29/05/2021

Saturday 29th May 2021, 10am – 4pm
Shipley Woodside Community Garden
Organised by Shipley Eco-Action Group (SEAG)

SEAG are excited to announce their first public event at the Community Garden since they got started in September 2019.

Bring along the family, spend the day at the Garden, and see what has been achieved in such a short space of time!  They have something for everyone, including space for children to play, live music, refreshments, and homemade cakes.

Talks and demonstrations include: -

  • Bushcrafts
  • Flower arranging
  • Creature house building
  • Butterflies and world of Bees
  • Permaculture

Residents’ Voices on Nottingham’s Carbon Neutral Strategy 2028

Sun, 23/05/2021

Organised by Nottingham City Council

Nottingham City Council, in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University, is looking to understand local residents’ views on climate change and Nottingham’s ambition to become the first UK city to be carbon neutral by 2028.

They have arranged several focus groups throughout May, where you will have the opportunity to share your views:

  • Saturday 15th May 
    11pm – 12.30pm
  • Thursday 20th May
    6.30pm – 8pm
  • Sunday 23rd May
    3pm – 4.30pm


Educating for Zero Carbon

Sat, 22/05/2021

Countdown to COP26 workshop
Saturday 22nd May, 11am – 12.30pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Transition ChesterfieldChesterfield Climate AllianceDerby Climate Coalition, and Derbyshire Climate Coalition

This is the fourth in a series of Zoom events designed to celebrate and prepare for COP26 in November.

Here, you will learn about how we can embed carbon literacy at all stages of education and what we can do to, collectively and individually,  educate for zero carbon. The online session will be followed by Q&A.


  • Fiona Cowan
    Head of Bolsover Infants and Nursery School, where all staff are accredited climate teachers.
  • Anna and Eleanor Marshall
    Students from St Mary’s High School, Chesterfield, who have been involved in the school Green Team.

Save the date for future events (last Saturday of the month)

Toxic Chemicals in Plastic-free Packaging?

Wed, 19/05/2021

Wednesday 19th May, 7pm
Organised by Plastic Free Chesterfield

We need to switch away from single-use plastic food packaging, but did you know that some packaging is coated with PFAS? Per- or Poly-Fluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) are a group of over 4700 industrial chemicals that is used in everyday products. They can take over 1000 years to break down and can be toxic to wildlife and humans.

Plastic Free Chesterfield are proud to present Fidra, a charity campaigning to take action on PFAS. Here, you'll find out more about PFAS and what you can do about it.

Climate Justice – What Can We Do Right Now?

Wed, 19/05/2021

Wednesday 19th May, 7.30pm – 9pm
Organised by Global Justice Nottingham

Globally, people who have done the least damage to the climate are already and will continue to suffer some of its worst effects. We need to act now to combat climate change, but this needs to be in a way that is fair to everyone. We don’t want to worsen this inequality!

Join this Zoom to listen from a range of diverse speakers:



Thu, 29/04/2021

Thursday 29th April, 3pm – 5.30pm
Organised by Sustainable Food Trust
£0 – £22.15
Pay what you can

Can measuring sustainability on farms offer a solution to climate change?

Almost half of our land is now used for agriculture. At present, there is a lack of a common way of measuring the sustainability of our food and farming systems globally. This makes it difficult for farmers, food companies, and consumers to understand where they can make improvements to be more sustainable.

In SFT’s first TEDx Countdown event, they will showcase their harmonised metric for measuring on-farm sustainability and illustrate how it could be applied on a global scale. You will hear from some of the world's leading thinkers in food, farming, policy, and retail.

Nottinghamshire Climate & Nature Hustings

Thu, 29/04/2021

Nottinghamshire County Council elections
Via Zoom
Organised by Notts Climate and Nature Monitors*

Would you like to see Nottinghamshire County Council do all within its powers to address climate change?
Join this Zoom where Nottinghamshire candidates will present their manifesto commitments and proposals to support climate and nature in Nottinghamshire in advance of the council elections on May 6th.

Representatives of all political parties have been invited to attend. Attendees will have an opportunity to submit questions in advance:

  • Broxtowe Borough Council
    Tuesday 20th April, 7.30pm
  • Rushcliffe Borough Council
    Tuesday 27th April, 7.30pm
  • Gedling Borough Council
    Thursday 29th April, 7.30pm

* Group of concerned constituents who have come together to encourage an ambitious approach to climate challenges and opportunities for Nottingham County Council.