Past Events

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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:

Climate Emergency Awareness raising event - Preparing for COP 26

Sat, 09/10/2021

Derby and Derbyshire Climate Community Event
Saturday 9th October, 11am - 3pm
On the Spot, near the town centre taxi rank outside of Derbion, Derby City
Organised by Derbyshire Climate Coalition

To support local climate action ahead of COP26, a Derby & Derbyshire community event will be held this Saturday. Hosted by the Derbyshire Climate Coalition, this event will include stalls from Sustrans, Derby Community Climate Hub, Derby City Council, Trees for Derby, and more. 

In addition to a variety of stalls, there will be two electric vehicles and an e-cargo-bike. This event is being fronted by various non-party community groups involved with climate change. Everyone is welcome.

Hope Valley Open Eco Homes Day

Sat, 02/10/2021

Saturday 2nd October
Organised by Hope Valley Climate Action

Get inspired to improve the energy efficiency of your home! This is a great opportunity to view energy-saving/renewable energy generation projects in a variety of homes in the Hope Valley. You will be able to ask them what worked and what they might do differently.

For more information and to book: 

Community Conversation | Belper & DE75

Sat, 02/10/2021

Transition Belper know that by creating a collective vision of the future, we can tackle the issues we face together and be ambitious about our solutions!

This “community conversation” event is to help facilitate a whole town climate conversation. Everyone is welcome - individuals/residents, businesses, community organisations, and groups. Refreshments provided and they hope to provide a free vegan lunch.

Booking in advance is essential. For more information and/or to book:   

Eco Fayre - Wirksworth

Sat, 02/10/2021

9am - 2pm   (Alongside the Farmers Market)

An Eco Fayre to show that everyone can do something, however small

Day-to-day actions for using less fossil fuel

  • switching to green alternatives in our houses for heating and generating electricity, and in our transport
  • how to make things last longer using the four R’s, Recycle, Repair, Re-use and Re-fill. 
  • grow some of your own food and even find it in the roadsides,
  • increase the dwindling biodiversity in our gardens, verges and countryside.

Chlldren will be catered for at The Maltings: making bug houses and boats. A locally-produced guide to the Energy Switch Initiative will be launched on how to change to a Green alternative energy supplier. Planet-friendly refreshments and recipes will be provided.

Stalls will be outside and in, around the heart of the town centre and The Maltings on St. Mary’s Gate. Nothing will be sold or bought but experience and ideas will be shared.

Sponsored by Wirksworth Churches Together in collaboration with the Wirksworth Transition Community Land Trust, Wilder Wirksworth, and Wirksworth Transition

Derbyshire Youth Climate Discussions

Wed, 29/09/2021


The Hub, Gladstone buildings

Clay Cross, S45 9JW

A new youth group for all smaller climate groups and individuals to come together & create one big mass of passionate ideas. Meetings will be hosted bi-monthly, along with socials, camp-outs and veggie BBQs.  Turn up, make friends & make some Change!

07429 253800