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Register Your Interest in Bulk Purchase Renewables Scheme in the High Peak

Share First is taking expressions of interest from householders in the High Peak who would like to bulk purchase domestic renewables with other householders. A number of households in Hayfield recently purchased solar panels together and typically saved £660 per household by doing so. Anyone who is interested in getting involved in a future scheme, and lives in the High Peak area, should contact admin@sharefirst.co.uk before 7th February.

Nottingham Has the Cleanest City Air in the UK

Nottingham has the cleanest city air in the UK according to the UK's Greenest Towns and Cities report by Compare the Market. Nottingham has taken several measures over the years towards a cleaner, greener future. This has involved long term investment into its public transport to increase usage, upgrading all buses to biogas or electric and tackling 'idling' vehicles.

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Weekly Stapleford Dig In Community Allotment

Every Wednesday and Saturday, 10am-12pm
Albany allotments, Pasture Road, Stapleford
 
Get some fresh air and exercise by joining in with some gardening at Dig In Community Allotment in Stapleford. The allotment is run by team of volunteers and sessional workers for anyone who wants to start growing. They also offer volunteering opportunities. Sessions run weekly every Wednesday and Saturday morning. All tools and materials will be provided, as well as a drink at break time! Just turn up wearing suitable clothing and footwear and have a go!
 
For more information email volunteering@diginstapleford.org.uk or call 07943 700302 and leave a message. 

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January Newsletter Out Now!

We've just published our January Newsletter. From Nottingham having the cleanest city air in the country and a possible solar array in Hayfield to news of local Repair Cafes and Carbon Footprint events. it's packed full of the latest community climate change news for Derbyshire, Derby, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

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Derbyshire’s First Zero Carbon Housing Workshop is a Success

The first in a series of free, expert-led workshops on how to make zero carbon a reality, organised by Derbyshire Climate Coalition, was attended by around 70 people. The overwhelming message from three expert speakers was that councils have all the power they need to build low energy homes, but they do not always use them. The speakers stated that only 0.37% of homes built in Derbyshire in the last 10 years are A-rated for energy efficiency. Also, if we want to meet net zero target by 2050, a house somewhere in the UK must be retrofitted every 1.5 minutes for the next 30 years.
 
The good news is that Local Authorities by law must ensure their Local Plans address climate change. The example of nearby Nottingham City Council, which only sell their land to developers if they agree to build energy efficient houses, was given. By 2025, the government’s proposed Future Homes Standard will require any new homes built to use 75% less energy than previous new homes, which will be partly achieved by including low-carbon heating systems.   
 
Look out for more events from the coalition: http://derbyshireclimate.org.uk