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Community Climate Action Networking Event - 23rd March

Saturday 23rd March, Loundsley Green Community Centre, Chesterfield
12pm-4pm
Free event. Bring something to share for lunch

Facebook event

An opportunity for community groups in Derbyshire, Derby, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire focused on tackling climate change and other environmental problems to meet to share their projects, successes, struggles and ideas. There will also be a workshop which will provide a space in which to reflect on how your group and members are doing and how you can give yourselves the best chance of being a group that endures and thrives.

Workshops:

Creative opportunities for anyone to experience cycling. Alastair Meikle, Inclusive Pedals and Cycling Without Age

Hayfield Sustainable Transport: a minibus car club. Roland Strube, Hayfield Sustainable Transport

Local Anti-Fracking campaigns. Greg Hewitt

Campaigning to make it easier to build eco homes locally. Claire & James Healey, EnVelop Homes

Combating poor air quality. David Clasby, Sustrans

Whistlewood Common: a community-owned woodland. Katherine Parrish will talk about a community-owned woodland with an eco-newbuild roundhouse near Melbourne in South Derbyshire. The project draws on permaculture principles.

Declaring a Climate Emergency. Peter Robinson, Derby Climate Coalition

Both events will begin with a bring and share lunch - please bring something to share (let us know if you have any dietary requirements). It is helpful if you can indicate you are attending either via the Facebook event or by emailing Caroline Harmon: caroline.harmon@mea.org.uk, although you are also welcome to just turn up.

Community Climate Action Networking Event - THIS WEEKEND

Saturday 9th March - Sumac Centre, Nottingham
Saturday 23rd March, Loundsley Green Community Centre, Chesterfield
Both events: 12pm-4pm
Free event. Bring something to share for lunch

These events are an opportunity for eco-focused community groups in Derbyshire, Derby, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire to meet to share their projects, successes, struggles and ideas. There will also be a workshop at each event focused on creating and maintaining a group that endures and thrives.


Nottingham workshops:

  • Creating and maintaining a healthy group culture. A space in which to reflect on how your group and members are doing and how you can give yourselves the best chance of being a group that endures and thrives. Caroline Harmon, Marches Energy Agency
  • Climate friendly gardening. Tracey Lloyd, Windmill Community Gardens
  • Greening Beeston. Anne Jennings. Greening Beeston will also be bringing their eco dolls house which they use at community events to help people learn about eco friendly homes.
  • Campaigning to make it easier to build eco homes locally. Claire and James Healey, EnVelop Homes
  • Extinction Rebellion: declaring a climate emergency. XR Nottingham will be talking about their campaign to declare a climate emergency.
  • Nottingham Fixers. Jill Burns. The Nottingham Fixers are a band of volunteers who want to change the culture from ‘if it’s broken then chuck it’, to ‘if it’s broken let’s fix it.’ They run regular Repair Cafes in the city.

Chesterfield workshops:

  • Creating and maintaining a healthy group culture. A space in which to reflect on how your group and members are doing and how you can give yourselves the best chance of being a group that endures and thrives. Caroline Harmon, Marches Energy Agency
  • Creating opportunities for anyone to experience cycling. Alastair Meikle, Inclusive Pedals and Cycling Without Age
  • Hayfield Sustainable Transport: a minibus car club. Roland Strube, Hayfield Sustainable Transport
  • Local Anti-Fracking campaigns. Greg Hewitt
  • Campaigning to make it easier to build eco homes locally. Claire & James Healey, EnVelop Homes
  • Combating poor air quality. David Clasby, Sustrans
  • Whistlewood Common: a community-owned woodland. Katherine Parrish will talk about a community-owned woodland with an eco-newbuild roundhouse near Melbourne in South Derbyshire. The project draws on permaculture principles.
  • Declaring a Climate Emergency. Peter Robinson, Derby Climate Coalition

 

You can indicate you are attending either via the Facebook events or by emailing Caroline Harmon: caroline.harmon@mea.org.uk or you can just turn up on the day.

Facebook events:

Nottingham

Chesterfield

Declaring a Climate Emergency in Derbyshire


Nearly 40 people from across the county, from New Mills to Melbourne, met in Derby last month to launch Derbyshire Climate Coalition. People came together desperate to get action to address the Climate Emergency which is threatening the whole world.  They are calling for local councils to take a lead and are asking all councils in Derbyshire to develop plans to make their local areas ‘net zero carbon’ by 2030.

Locally Wirksworth Town Council is leading the way, having formally declared a climate emergency recently. So far nearly 40 councils across the UK have declared an emergency.

The first step is to get political support for making a council area carbon neutral. The next step is to develop a carbon budget and action plan. The group hopes to get a motion debated by Derbyshire County Council (and Derby City Council) and win support for a declaration before focussing on district councils

Peter Robinson of Derby Climate Coalition said, ‘With CO2 levels now at over 412 parts per million – the highest CO2 level for 35 million years – there is a climate emergency now. Many other areas are already taking action including Nottingham, Leicester, Sheffield and Bristol. Derby and Derbyshire must take action too. We were really encouraged by the enthusiasm from people from all parts of Derbyshire. We encourage everyone who wants action in their area to get in touch and join us.”

If anyone is interested in joining or helping with the campaign please contact Lisa at transitionchesterfield@yahoo.co.uk
 
www.facebook.com/groups/DerbyshireClimateCoalition

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