Bright Green Future 2020-2021 deadline extended

There is still time to join Bright Green Futures (BGF) as the deadline has been extended to 24th July 2020 at 6pm!

BGF 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).

Derbyshire Demands Support to Tackle Climate Change, Free Bike Checks, HVCA Travel Survey and more:

 Local News In Brief (July 2020):

  • Derbyshire joins other rural areas demanding support to tackle climate change:
  • Dr Bike: Free bike checks in Derby every Wednesday and Thursday:
  • Hope Valley Climate Action (HVCA) are inviting Hope Valley residents to complete a travel survey to understand how people see their current and future travel patterns.  You can find the survey here.
  • If you are Derbyshire Pension Fund member, Divest Derbyshire and Derbyshire Pensioners Action Group have developed a short survey designed to ask for your views. Click here to take the survey.

XR Nottingham News and Upcoming Events

On June 25th, XR Nottingham took to the streets to highlight the Climate Change Committee ('CCC') report and to deliver letters to local MPs asking them to speak out publicly on the governments inaction in taking any responsibility to address the climate crisis. You can view a vide of Nottingham Action here. Three Nottingham city MPs responded and you can read their statement via twitter.

They have lots of interesting workshops, talks and trainings listed on their website.

This Saturday 11th July, there is a ‘Rebel Picnic’ from 2-5pm at the Arboretum (near the bandstand).  This is a chance to listen, ask questions and meet current Nottingham rebels. They are also planning a bike-friendly green-themed action for the 25th July. 

Plastic Free July | Plastic Free Festival 2021


This month is Plastic Free July, a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. 

You can find out more about how you can reduce plastic waste here.

Make your pledge to address single-use plastics, and get handy tips and tricks and inspiration from others also joining in:

Plastic Free Chesterfield would also love to hear your pledges! Post what you are working towards on their Facebook group

Community Lead of Plastic Free Chesterfield, Greg Hewitt, has a proposal to organise a Plastic Free Festival in Chesterfield in 2021 - a family-fun event with stalls selling plastic-free goods, workshops on how to reuse and upcycle, food, drink, and live performances.

Greg has put together a survey to find out whether you think this is a good idea:      

Transition Buxton  'Hard to Recycle' recycling scheme

The Transition Buxton 'Hard to Recycle' recycling scheme is back! From Thursday 2nd July,  Sainsbury’s on the Market Place and Iceland at the bottom of Spring Gardens will host special collecting bins again near their exits. Each stack of bins has three sections clearly labelled. Please use the correct bin for your items.

They will be able to take:

  • Packets
  • Crisp Packets
  • Biscuits and snacks wrappers
  • Dental Products
  • Writing Instruments
  • Ella’s Kitchen Products
  • Confectionary Wrappers
  • Pringle tubes or similar, e.g Aldi (please place these in any bin)

If you have a big backlog batch that could overfill the collection bins, drop an email to to arrange a one off bulk drop off.
If you’d like to get involved with this or any of the other Transition Buxton initiatives, visit and get in touch via: