Solar-Active is Looking for Zero Carbon Activities for their Website

Solar-Active (Schools & Homes Energy Education Project) is an independent not-for-profit company and a registered charity. They have received matched funding from Social Enterprise Exchange/South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation to update their website.

The website aims to increase accessibility to downloadable STEM solar resources for teachers, home educators, parents and students/young people. They are currently looking for links to and ideas for practical zero carbon activities to include in their new website.

If you would like to contribute, please contact:

Bright Green Future 2020-2021 deadline approaching

Bright Green Future is a free, year-long programme, starting in September 2020, for young people aged 14-17 with an interest in the environment and climate change. The programme is run by the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE).  

Joining the programme will help young people gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to embark on a career path which could influence decisions on energy and climate change. 

As part of the programme, participants will be able to experience running simple low carbon projects in their local community, attend a four-day summer school, receive mentoring from a member of staff at CSE, and work placement or shadowing opportunity at a professional organisation which influences local or national policy.

The deadline to apply for BGF 2020 is 29th June 2020 at 6pm

Emergency Grants for Community Organisations, New Government Funding for Nottingham and more...

 Local News in Brief (June 2020):

  • Emergency grants for up to £250 from Derby City Council are available for voluntary & community organisations to help them deal with additional costs caused by the Covid-19 crisis:
  • £2.5m of new Government funding allocated to Nottingham to introduce temporary measures encouraging active modes of transport:  
  • Lockdown helps city efforts to nurture bee friendly spaces:
  • North East Derbyshire District Council has banned the release of sky lanterns and helium balloons on its land:

Transition Chesterfield Virtual Repair Cafe

Although Transition Chesterfield Repair Cafe is closed for the foreseeable future, its volunteers are considering holding a virtual Repair Cafe event. All repairs would have to be pre-booked to allow their time to be managed efficiently.

If you are interested in this, please send details of the item or problem to Margret via If the item is electric, please make sure to provide the make, model, and age of the appliance, and if possible, photos.

Care for our Natural World Youth Survey 2020

Do you work young people aged 7-18 years old?  Please encourage them to complete the “Care For Our Natural World Youth Survey 2020’ from Transform Our World and get their voices heard.  This is an anonymous national online survey of school pupils aged 7-18 to understand how Covid-19 is impacting environmental and social concern in young people. 
If they are from Derby/Derbyshire:

  1. Visit
  2. Log in using:
    Username: derbyshire0_student
    Password: action
  3. Click on ‘Favourites’ to complete the questionnaire

If they are from Nottingham/Nottinghamshire, you will need to create a Transform Our World login first before they can complete the survey
For more information: