Free Virtual Expert - led Mini-Seminars

Thu, 16/07/2020

40 – 60 minutes
Via Zoom
Organised by Transition Buxton

Transition Buxton will be continuing its mini-seminar series on alternate Thursday evenings.  

To join in, please register for each session in advance via You will then receive an ‘invitation’ to join via a Zoom link.

  • ‘Biodiversity in Buxton’
    Rachel Purchase  
    Thursday 18th June, 7:30pm

With its enviable location in the centre of the Peak District, large green areas, extensive woodlands, surrounding moorlands and proximity to the National Park Buxton ‘must’ have an enviable level of biodiversity – mustn’t it? There’s nothing to worry about and no need to take action – surely?  Join Rachel Purchase, from the Buxton Civic Association Biodiversity Group, to find out where we stand at the moment, why we should care and what you might want to do around biodiversity,     

  • 'My Beef with Beef - Travels to sustainability via the kitchen' 
    Carol Huff
    Thursday 2nd July, 7:30pm

An every day story charting a personal voyage of discovery from meat-eater to whole-food, plant-based and happy.

  • ‘Diet in the Anthropocene’
    Dr Terry Newholm
    Thursday 16th July, 7:30pm

Due to our increased meat consumption, food waste, environmentally damaging farming methods, there has been a significant reduction in biodiversity and a increase in atmospheric greenhouse gasses. 

Terry has looked at three reports, from the Committee on Climate Change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Lancet Commission. To reduce the environmental impact of agriculture, they agree that less meat from ruminants should be eaten - but differ on how much less. Referring to these reports and other relevant peer reviewed papers,  Terry will explain the judgement he has made between them and conclusions he has drawn.

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You can watch recorded versions of previous mini seminars if you missed them here: