Past Events

Erewash’s Annual Free Tree 2021

Thu, 02/12/2021

Organised by Erewash Borough Council

150 bush apple and pear trees will be available at each of the Free Tree Giveaway locations and they will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis to Erewash residents only.

This year’s giveaway dates are:

  • Long Eaton – High Street
    Wednesday 1st December, 10am
  • Ilkeston – Market Place
    Thursday 2nd December, 10am

Climate Change - Innovate for the Future

Tue, 23/11/2021

Tuesday 23rd November, 7pm – 8.30pm
Organised by The Royal Institution
Pay What You Can

How can we innovate to combat the climate crisis? The Royal Institution and Imperial College London founded a centre for climate change innovation in March 2021 to answer this very question.

From the C40 cities leadership group to the Centre for Net Zero, governments and businesses around the world are coming together to drive innovation in the burgeoning climate sector.

Join a panel of experts to hear how they are innovating for the future.

This event is part of The Royal Institution new series on the climate crisis in partnership with the Grantham Institute.

Tips for a Plastic-Free Christmas

Mon, 22/11/2021

Monday 22nd November, 7pm
The Hub at Chesterfield FC.
Organised by Plastic Free Chesterfield

Here, Steph Mannion of Steph's Sustainable Stuff will be your guide to enjoying a plastic-free Christmas.

Consumers have the power to ditch single-use plastic and put pressure on corporates to do the same. With shoppers in the UK spending over £2 billion over the holiday months, Christmas seems to be a time for spending, and many businesses tend to rely on festivities.  

Please make sure you arrive in good time. You'll also have time to do some shopping as Steph will set up a pop-up shop.

Tickets are limited to 30 people.

Register here:

'Kermit Was Right’ - An Argument Against the Idea That Being Green is Easy

Thu, 18/11/2021

Transition Buxton Mini-Seminar
Thursday 18th November, 7.30pm
Online & In-person

In a speech to the UN, Boris Johnson challenged the message of Muppets character Kermit the Frog. Terry Newholm agrees with Kermit.  An opinion paper published in the middle of 2021 reviewed our present environmental situation with the latest data. Using his interpretation of this paper, Terry will argue that the public service script writers for Kermit were right: being green isn’t easy; possible but not easy.


This is part of Transition Buxton's Mini-Seminar series which is free and open to anyone. You can join in via zoom, or in person at the Old School Room at Pooles Cavern for these hybrid events. 

Sustainable Living Tour

Sat, 06/11/2021

Organised by Hockerton Housing Project
Up to £20

Do you want to see what low carbon living might look like? 

Hockerton Housing Project, a small community of five earth sheltered homes built in 1998, are resuming in-person tours! This includes a guided walk to learn about its food, water, and renewable energy systems.  Tours will be running on the following dates: 

  • Saturday 12th June, 2pm
  • Saturday 11th September, 2pm
  • Saturday 2nd October, 2pm
  • Saturday 6th November, 2pm


Youth Green Jobs Summit

Wed, 27/10/2021

Wednesday 27th October, 6pm – 8pm
Organised by Friends of the Earth

Join in for an evening of youth-led discussion and learning on the future of green work & the transition from fossil fuel: 

Speakers include:


Couch to Net Zero: What Do Geology and Climate Change Mean For You?

Wed, 27/10/2021

Wednesday 27th October, 7pm – 8.30pm
Organised by British Geological Survey

As we count down to COP26, join BGS scientists for a special family-friendly lecture exploring the role of geology and climate change in our everyday lives:

  • What critical raw materials do we need to meet the demand for electric vehicles?
  • Can renewable energy from under the ground heat our homes?
  • How can groundwater safeguard food supplies?
  • How will geoscience influence the homes of the future?

Inspire Community Garden AGM

Tue, 26/10/2021

Tuesday 26th October, 7pm
Online & In-person

Inspire Community Garden's AGM this year will be both a online and in-person event at Monkey Park Community Hub (Off Chester street) upstairs. If you prefer to join via Zoom, request a link via the email address below.
If you are interested in what they do, you are welcome to visit the garden for a chat during open times*:

  • Sundays (10am – 3pm)
  • Wed afternoons (1pm – 3pm)

Inspire welcomes anyone to come along! They will have plenty of outside activities to keep people well-spaced apart.  

How to find them.

Interested in volunteering?

* Just push the gate to see if they are open (it looks locked!). No commitments, just go and have a look.

Derbyshire and Derby Green Jobs Summit  

Tue, 19/10/2021

Tuesday 19th October5pm – 7pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Friends of the Earth

New jobs in energy efficiency, low-carbon heating, renewable energy sector could bring enormous social and economic benefits. But does Derbyshire have the skilled workforce to deliver the progress we need in the next decade?
This summit will bring together young people, decision-makers, trade unions, businesses and skills providers from across the county to develop a shared vision for green jobs.

Speaker line-up includes:


Big Solar Gathering

Mon, 18/10/2021

The Big Solar Co-op, a volunteer-owned co-op and a new approach to subsidy-free community solar, are holding a gathering in Birmingham this Monday. The event will bring together activists and community solar experts for a day of inspiration, practical learning, and action, The Agenda includes:

  • Extended clinic sessions for questions on solar design, legal agreements, approaching host sites and more
  • New ways to get volunteers involved and support them to deliver solar in their neighbourhood and beyond
  • Hands on with solar tech on show to understand the latest panels and inverters
  • Scaling up - what does and doesn't work (With Daniel Heery of Charge My Street)

Register here: