Regional Network for Community Groups Launches in East Midlands

Resonate East Midlands is the name of a new regional network for community groups involved in sustainability. The network has begun with a Facebook group and will create an opportunity to exchange stories, resources and ideas and build connections and mutual support.

The group is a Transition UK Regional Network and was created following a workshop on 17th June which involved eight Transition groups, several from Derbyshire and Nottingham. However, you don’t have to be a Transition group to join – if you’re part of a group with similar aims then you’re very welcome to get involved.

Join and see pictures of the workshop day here.

Share Offer to Fund a New Green-Build Community Roundhouse

Shares are now available in a green-build community roundhouse on the site of a community woodland near Melbourne, South Derbyshire.

Whistlewood Common, a social enterprise, is developing a new type of productive community woodland. The project has gained planning permission for the construction of a new community building on the site. The building will have a stage and provide a space for arts, theatre and music events alongside educational workshops and entrepreneurial activities.

Match funding has been obtained for the share offer, meaning that for every pound invested in a share by the public, another pound will be invested (up to £80,000). The total fundraising target is £80,000. Shares can be purchased by individuals, organisations and societies. The minimum investment is £50. Donations are also accepted. The closing date for the share offer is Friday 21 July 2017.

For more information on the project and to express interest in investing, visit:

Members Sought for New Renewable Energy Enterprise in the Hope Valley

Are you interested to explore the possibility of setting up a renewable energy enterprise on a not-for-profit basis in the Hope Valley? The group would be run along similar lines to Sheffield Renewables. If you would be interested in joining a steering group, please contact Jeremy Wight

General Election 2017: Manifestos on Climate Change & Energy

Carbon Brief has produced a guide to what each of the political parties' manifestos include on climate change and energy. If you're still deciding who to vote for take a look before Thursday.


June Newsletter Out Now

Our June newsletter, packed full of events and news on climate change action around Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, is out now. Read it online.

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