Trio of Free Virtual Mini-Seminars

Thu, 04/06/2020

Transition Buxton will be holding three short interactive sessions via Zoom for free. Each session will start with a presentation (approx. 20mins) from a guest speaker who is an expert in their respective field. This will be followed by Q&A.

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

  • What We Need To Do Now’ by Chris Goodall
    Thursday 7th May, 7:30pm

Chris Goodall’s book offers a set of solutions to each of the main challenges posed by global heating including energy supply, housing, food, clothing and manufacturing problem areas, such as cement and steel. It finishes by looking briefly at the opportunities for direct capture of CO2 from air, a carbon tax and dividend system, and the possible benefits and costs of tinkering with the reflectivity of the Earth’s atmosphere.

  • People Powered Retrofit’ by Jonathan Atkinson
    Thursday 21st May, 7:30pm

Jonathan Atkinson from Carbon Coop in Manchester will talk about a community led project for improving comfort and lowering carbon in existing housing. Instead of the top-down one-size-fits-all approach taken in some government initiatives, the Carbon coop take a bottom up approach to retrofit. They look at local needs and resources to build partnerships between households and local firms.

  • From Consumer Culture to Sustainability’ by Dr Terry Newholm
    Thursday 4th June, 7:30pm

From Consumer Culture to Sustainability, Dr Terry Newholm will illustrate the complex challenge we face in trying to address climate change and species loss. Dr Newholm who was co-author of The Ethical Consumer in 2005 is currently Hon. Reader in Consumption Ethics at University of Manchester. One of his key areas of interest is in ethical consumption in a world where human activity is increasingly seen as having a detrimental effect on our environment.

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