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Job Opportunity | DE-Carbonise Project Officer (Derbyshire)

Location: Council House/Satellite offices in Derbyshire
Salary: £30,984 - £33,486 
Duration: Fixed until 31 October 2022
Closing date: Sunday 27th March

DE-Carbonise is a comprehensive low carbon support and grants programme for small and medium sized businesses across Derby and Derbyshire. It is a three year partnership project between Derby City Council, Derby County Council and the University of Derby and follows on from the successful Derby and Derbyshire Energy Efficiency (D2EE) project.

The council is looking to recruit a new Project Officer to coordinate and deliver this exciting project.

More info: https://bit.ly/3hZ7H7W
 


 

Belper Goes Green 2022: Call for Stall holders & Volunteers!

10th – 12th June 
Belper Meadows Club, DE56 1BA

After a 2-year absence, Transition Belper are excited to announce the return of Belper Goes Green – an Eco, Community & Arts festival! 

They are currently looking for stall holders & volunteers for 

  • Stewarding 
    The festival is run entirely by volunteers. Even a couple of hours is a huge help! 
     
  • Sponsorship 
    Support from local businesses is key to funding the festival. Different sponsorship levels are available.
     
  • Talks and workshops 
    We’d love to hear from people who have knowledge or skills to share – anything related to looking after the planet or ourselves. 
     
  • Entertainment 
    We’re looking for acts of all kinds – music, poetry, dance, theatre. Any other ideas? Just ask! 

To apply:  https://bit.ly/3HTjWNU

 


 

Have we missed your Community Climate Action Group?

We recently updated our list of local climate change focused community groups based in Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire on our website. We want to include as many of you on there as possible to highlight all the wonderful groups in the area and encourage people to get involved in local action. 

You can see our list here: https://bit.ly/34aFrMC 

Are you a community group in Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire working to tackle environmental & energy issues? Have we missed your group? Would you like us to update or remove your group information? Please let us know shital@mea.org.uk
 


 

Council Climate Plan Scorecard

Last year, Climate Emergency UK marked all publicly available council Climate Action Plans. The results are available here.

Each council has been given an overall percentage score and a ‘scorecard’ showing the results from nine themes including:

  • Governance & Development
  • Mitigation and Adaptation
  • Community Engagement
  • Co-Benefits
  • Diversity and Social Inclusion
  • Ecological Emergency

To allow fairer comparison, council have been listed with others of its types (e.g. district councils or single tier).

In Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire, scores range from 76% to 20% with Nottingham City Council (76%, single tier) & South Derbyshire District Council (70%, district) leading the pack. Four councils have yet to published plans and so have scored zero.

N.B:- only plans that were publicly available on the council’s website on or before 20 September 2021 were marked. Many have made significant progress since then or have been working on developing unpublished plans. This will not be reflected in scores. It also does not take account any action that has been underway.

It is hoped the project will provide a benchmark for what makes a good or bad Plan and encourage collaboration between local authorities.

https://bit.ly/3umnftV

The scoring system was based on their Climate Action Plan Checklist which was created in partnership with Friends of the Earth, Centre for Alternative Technology, Ashden, and APSE Energy. More on the methodology here.
 


 

The World’s First Hydrogen Bike, WWF UK faces backlash over NFTs, Flowers arriving a month early in UK, and more...

National News In Brief (February 2022)

  • The world’s first hydrogen bike has been developed by Studio MOM making green transport over very long distances possible. It fills small tanks with hydrogen using water and solar energy.

    https://bit.ly/3J1kaDD
     

  • Nuclear and natural gas energy plants could be counted as "green energy" under controversial EU plans

    https://bbc.in/3rkjFhT
     

  • Flowers arriving a month early in UK as climate heats up

    https://bit.ly/3ARtZRP
     

  • WWF UK faces backlash over 'destructive' plans to sell 'eco-friendly' NFTs

    https://bit.ly/346ILZ9
     

  • Deal to help end deforestation misses first deadline just months after it was signed at COP26

    https://bit.ly/3om3hLY