Past Events

Ecohomes workshop: DIY solar lighting

Date: 
Sat, 19/09/2020

Ecohomes workshop: DIY solar lighting
Saturday 19th September, 10am - 11am
Via Zoom
Organised by Transition Chesterfield
 
Want to make your home more eco-friendly? Chris Brooks will describe the practical details on setting up a solar light to run off a DIY panel in your shed or outhouse, and possibly in your house.  Chris uses solar energy to power all his (LED) lighting at home (even in winter!). There will be a virtual tour of his solar installations and a chance to ask questions about any aspect of solar power.  

They hope to run more of these virtual workshops in the future. If you have done extensive eco-renovations to your home and would be willing to talk about them, please contact Lisa at transitionchesterfield@yahoo.co.uk

For joining instructions: https://bit.ly/3jTeQWh

Agile Streets Workshop

Date: 
Thu, 17/09/2020

Agile Streets Workshop
Thursday 17th September, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Organised by Energy Saving Trust 

The Agile Streets project, focused on overcoming barriers to charging electric vehicles (EVs), is looking for participants to attend an online workshop on Thursday 17 September, 5.30pm to 7.30pm to build an understanding of how the project could work for EV drivers

Residents can apply now

Plastics and Politics | Virtual Talk + Q&A:  

Date: 
Wed, 16/09/2020

Plastics and Politics | Virtual Talk + Q&A:  
Wednesday 16th September, 7pm
Via Jitsi
Organised by Plastic Free Chesterfield

Plastic Free Chesterfield presents speakers from Friends of the Earth to discuss how we can use political lobbying to influence what happens in the future on plastic production, recycling and disposal.

The Environment Bill, currently going through Parliament, is our best opportunity to do this. This talk will outline the Environment Bill, what current measures have been added to take action on plastics, and what additional measures we need to tackle our plastics addiction problem head on.

A link will be provided once you sign up to the event.

To register your place: https://bit.ly/2DB7V4D

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Stories of Change

Date: 
Tue, 15/09/2020

Stories of Change
Organised by The Centre for Climate Change And Social Transformations (CAST)

CAST is running two free online workshops exploring how successful low-carbon initiatives can lead to meaningful change in how we eat, travel, shop & use energy. These are a part of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research's 20th anniversary celebrations

  • Transforming food and the things we buy
    Monday 14th September 
    1.00pm – 2.30pm
     
  • Transforming travel and energy
    Tuesday 15th September 
    1.00pm – 2.30pm

These workshops are suitable for anyone working within their community, organisation, local authority, or their own daily lives to respond to the climate emergency. 

https://bit.ly/3h4RNpL 
 

Fighting Climate Change in the Peak District

Date: 
Thu, 10/09/2020

Thursday 10th September
7.30pm – 9.30pm
Organised by Café Transition New Mills

Led by Jody Vallance, join this zoom to learn more about Moors for the Future Partnership restoration work in the Peak District and South Pennines moors - some of the most degraded landscapes in Europe. This event is part of the New Mills Festival 2020.

For more information and\or joining instructions: https://bit.ly/3lTeDEB 

Transition: Bounce Forward

Date: 
Thu, 10/09/2020

Transition: Bounce Forward
Organised by Transition Network
Free

Transition Network has developed a programme of support, “Transition: Bounce Forward”, for transition towns that will be delivered over the coming months. 

As the first step, they have been running a series of online 'What Is?' events this week (7th - 10th of September). These have been exploring how Transition groups can respond to the combination of COVID-19, socio - economic issues and the ongoing climate crisis:

  • Reinventing and revaluing projects in changing times.
    Thursday 10th September
    7pm – 8.30pm
    Chaired by Yaz Brien of Transition Network. 

    Join representatives from Crystal Palace Transition Town, Deal with It and Transition Town Wellington to explore how their projects are adapting to recent events, to pandemics, and to the upsurge of concern around climate change.

    To book, visit: https://bit.ly/3bBQ9Lg  

This will be followed by further sessions in October and November, during which they will be looking at ‘What If’ and ‘What Next’.

https://bit.ly/2ZcXThC

Free Virtual Expert- led Mini-Seminars 

Date: 
Thu, 27/08/2020

Free Virtual Expert- led Mini-Seminars 
40 – 60 minutes
Via Zoom
Organised by Transition Buxton

To join in, please register for each session in advance via awareness@transitionbuxton.co.uk. You will then receive an ‘invitation’ to join via a Zoom link.

  • Serpentine Community Garden: Past Present & Future
    Madeline Hall & Steve Philips
    Thursday 13th August, 7:30pm

Madeline Hall & Steve Philips will talk about what the Serpentine Community Garden (SCG) is and where it’s going. After 5 years’ activity as Serpentine Community Farm CIC and its earlier genesis as the Food Group within Transition Buxton, SCG has big ambitions to continue to grow an increasingly wide range of plants, and improve our knowledge and understanding of the natural environment, as well as providing social and therapeutic support in our community and more.

https://bit.ly/2XrzhkD 

  • ‘Excellence in Consumption’
     Dr Terry Newholm
     from University of Manchester
     Thursday 27th August, 7:30pm

Our life is in a consumer culture with all the threats that poses to our survival; not an easy proposition for us humans. We’ll get some advice from an austere Victorian art critic, a couple of contemporary American philosophers and the prime UK advocate of eudemonics. This seminar asks the question - what happens when we take a ‘moral turn’ and begin to talk about what is not mentioned in polite American circles: CONSUMPTION? 
 
For more information on Transition Buxton:  https://bit.ly/3aLp727

You can watch recorded versions of previous mini seminars if you missed them here: https://bit.ly/3f43ZGU

Introduction to Permaculture Course

Date: 
Wed, 19/08/2020

Introduction to Permaculture Course
Organised Belper Permaculture Network

Belper Permaculture Network are offering a pay-as-you feel, online introduction to permaculture course - starting 8 August! They are extending their invitation particularly to people who live in the wider Belper area, but anyone is welcome to join.

Led by experienced teachers Jennie Lindop and Ryan Sandford-Blackburn, the course will be delivered online across three interactive sessions:

  • Saturday 8th August
    11.30pm - 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 12th August
    11.30pm - 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 19th August
    11.30pm - 3.30pm

There will be plenty of opportunities to share and ideas discuss in between sessions.

https://bit.ly/30Z2Uun    

Online Meeting for Climate Change-focused Community Groups

Date: 
Tue, 18/08/2020

Tuesday 18th August*, 7pm - 8pm (from 6:45pm if you would like some help with Zoom)
Log on via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89398109545   
Meeting ID: 893 9810 9545
Organised by Community Climate Action Network/Marches Energy Agency

We are running regular monthly Zoom meetings to give community groups a chance to informally meet and share ideas. Our next Zoom meeting will be on Tuesday 18th August* from 7pm till 8pm.

The Government finance statement in July 2020 included an announcement about the new Green Homes Grant scheme. 

In this Zoom, we will detail what we know so far about the scheme and what we would like to know. It will also be chance to discuss what we think about it - can we envisage any problems that may arise? Is the scheme a strong enough government response to the climate emergency? 

As usual, you will be able to share what you have been up to, hear about what other community groups are doing, and ask for any support you would like from us. 

*N.B:- Please note the change of date to avoid clashing with a Plastic Free Chesterfield event. 

Online Meeting for Climate Change-focused Community Groups

Date: 
Tue, 18/08/2020

Tuesday 18th August*, 7pm - 8pm (from 6:45pm if you would like some help with Zoom)
Log on via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89398109545   
Meeting ID: 893 9810 9545
Organised by Community Climate Action Network/Marches Energy Agency

We are running regular monthly Zoom meetings to give community groups a chance to informally meet and share ideas. Our next Zoom meeting will be on Tuesday 18th August* from 7pm till 8pm.

The Government finance statement in July 2020 included an announcement about the new Green Homes Grant scheme. 

In this Zoom, we will detail what we know so far about the scheme and what we would like to know. It will also be chance to discuss what we think about it - can we envisage any problems that may arise? Is the scheme a strong enough government response to the climate emergency? 

As usual, you will be able to share what you have been up to, hear about what other community groups are doing, and ask for any support you would like from us. 

*N.B:- Please note the change of date to avoid clashing with a Plastic Free Chesterfield event.