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New Devices that can Eat River Plastic, Denmark's Ambitious Fossil Fuel Flights Pledge, and more...

National News In Brief (Jan 2022):

  • Meet Mr Trash Wheel – and the other new devices that eat river plastic

  • Denmark wants to make domestic flights fossil fuel free by 2030, despite solutions to reach their goal are yet to be developed.

  • New research published in Nature Food show veg diet plus re-wilding gives 'double climate dividend'

  • Deforestation: Aberystwyth Uni satellite maps show global impact

  • Snowdonia hydro schemes reach production milestone - 20 million kWh of energy over eight years which is enough energy to power 5,300 homes for a year.


E.A.R.T.H Gang | Book & Blog 

Do you have children that are interested in the challenges of climate change? Please check out “The E.A.R.T.H Gang” book & blog (the website ft. Hockerton Housing Project!).

Young people can share their ideas and submit items for the blog.

The book follows four children and dog who risk everything to help the earth. It is available for sale here. The author is based in Scotland on the Firth of Forth, but the same challenges apply wherever you are in the world.


Job Opportunity: Energy Advisor - Derbyshire

Marches Energy Agency (MEA)
Salary: £19,545 – £22,697 pro-rata 
Duration: 1 year contract, extension subject to funding 
Location: Home-based working.
Deadline: Wednesday 26th January, 1pm

As their services continues to develop, MEA's friendly team is seeking to add a motivated and compassionate Energy Advisor to help them support more householders in Derby & Derbyshire.

This will include providing around energy bills, fuel debt advocacy, energy efficiency measures, and grant funding

Other roles across midlands available. More information:

Marches Energy Agency (MEA) are an independent, Shropshire-based charity with remote staff that reaches across the Midlands.


DDDC's ‘Green Event' | Save The Date

Derbyshire Dales District Council (DDDC) is planning a ‘Green Event’ on Saturday 30th July 2022 in Hall Leys Park, Matlock. They would like to provide local residents a chance to get hands on with technological solutions to the climate crisis such as air-source heat pumps and electric vehicles.  

They are seeking businesses, community groups, and charities who want to showcase solutions or promote their work around climate change and biodiversity loss. 

There is no charge to have stall at the event. If you are interested in taking part: email


Nottinghamshire’s Recycling Pledge

Veolia (Nottinghamshire County Council’s recycling and waste contractor) are relaunching the Notts Recycles Pledge again this January
For each recycling pledge made during January, Veolia are donating £1 to When you Wish Upon a Star

Potential pledges could be:

  • To check the recycling information online and put the right things in the right bin.
  • To learn how to compost at home.

Nottinghamshire residents are encouraged to make a pledge online to reduce waste and brighten the lives of children living with life threatening illnesses.