Past Events

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Plastic Bottles and Sustainability: What's really going on?

Mon, 27/09/2021

Monday 27th September, 7pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Plastic Free Chesterfield

Plastic Free Chesterfield is proud to welcome Dave Lamont of Plastic Free Home as well as a speaker from Plastics Rebellion to explore how drink companies are evolving the way they market their plastic bottled drinks. Short presentations followed by a Q&A panel discussion. 


The Great Big Green Week

Sun, 26/09/2021

The Great Big Green Week (18th – 26th September) will be the largest climate and nature event ever in the UK. Thousands of events will celebrate how communities are taking action against climate change and protect green spaces.

Local Activities Include:

  • Shipley Eco-Action Group
    Moonlight Walk in Shipley Wood
    Clothes Swap at the Community Garden
  • The Belper Bucket Challenge
    Raising money for a dam in Kenya to store precious rainwater.
  • Baslow WI's Great Big Green Wednesday
    Local walks and talks, including a tour of the Baslow allotments

Find more events:


Sat, 25/09/2021

Countdown to COP26 workshop
Saturday 25th September
11am - 12.30pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Transition ChesterfieldChesterfield Climate AllianceDerby Climate Coalition, and Derbyshire Climate Coalition

This is the seventh in a series of Zoom events designed to celebrate and prepare for COP26 in November.

This session will explore rewilding from a local, national, and international perspective. You will learn about the theory behind rewilding, its relevance to a carbon zero future, one individual’s experience of rewilding land that was agricultural, and more. The online session will be followed by Q&A.


Save the date for future events (last Saturday of the month)

Go Electric! 

Thu, 23/09/2021

Thursday 23rd September, 7pm - 8pm
Organised by Derbyshire Dales District Council

Residents of the Derbyshire Dales are invited to ‘Go Electric’ – a electric vehicle webinar.

This 1-hour session aims to help you understand how you can 'Go Electric':

  • Learn about electric vehicles, including types, charging options, and the financial incentives available.
  • Have your questions answered by independent specialists at Energy Saving Trust.
  • Learn about the benefits of choosing an electric vehicle.


Chesterfield Repair Café

Sat, 18/09/2021

Saturday 18th September, 10am – 1pm (Last orders at 12.30pm)
Organised by Transition Chesterfield
Chesterfield Baptist Church, S40 4ST

Transition Chesterfield’s Repair café is reverting back to drop ins and offering refreshments in September. This will continue for future months unless otherwise stated on our website.

All types of repairs are possible – furniture, textile as well as electrical.

For more details, please contact: 

COP26 Climate and the Hope Valley

Mon, 13/09/2021

Monday 13th September, 7pm – 9pm
Hope Valley College, S33 6SB
Organised by Hope Valley Climate Action

COP26 is billed as humanity's last best chance to agree ways to avoid catastrophic global heating (especially in light of IPCC’s damning report).

With the global conference only two months away, Hope Valley Climate Action invites you to join them to discuss what we can and should be doing to prepare. Keynote speaker is Dr Chris Jones from Tyndall Centre at the University of Manchester. All are welcome.

Nottingham Green Festival

Sun, 12/09/2021

Sunday 12th September, 12pm – 6pm
The Arboretum, Nottingham

This Sunday, the 28th Nottingham Green Festival will be held at the Arboretum to celebrate all things environmentally friendly and ethical. The festival, organised and run by volunteers, will be a completely vegan event with everything powered by renewable energy.

Transition Belper Eco Market

Sun, 12/09/2021

Sunday 12th September, 10am – 3pm (music till later)
Market Place, Belper

Also this Sunday, Transition Belper will be taking over the Market Place and the Memorial Gardens in Belper to bring you food, music and sustainable market stalls from Belper’s talented traders. The Market will have over 20 stalls as well as the Belper Repair Café at Number 28.

From Transition Buxton…

Sat, 28/08/2021 - Wed, 08/09/2021

Transition Buxton are delighted to announce the following activities coming up to support sustainable living:

  • Repair Café
    4th Saturday of the month
    Buxton Methodist Church, Market Place

    Bring your broken items to see if you can extend their life. No clothing or soft furnishings due to Covid. Please consider donating what you think is fair and can afford to help cover their costs. Upcoming repair cafes: Saturday 28th August Saturday 25th September, from 10 - 2pm.


  • Carbon Choices
    Wednesday 8th September
    7.30pm - 8.30pm
    Via Zoom

    Neil Kitching, a geographer and energy specialist from Scotland, will present on his ten 'building blocks' - the steps society needs to take to enable businesses and individuals to tackle climate change. There will be opportunity for questions and discussion.

Transition Buxton have lots of projects and activities including; the Hard to Recycle Scheme, Plastic Clever initiative to achieve Plastic Free Community status, a dispersed Community Orchard, and more. If you would like to get involved:  

Low Impact Laundry

Wed, 25/08/2021

Heat Pump Dryers, Front Load Washers, and Hang Drying
Wednesday 25th August, 8pm - 9pm
Organised by Electrify Now!

Learn about the technologies and practices that make cleaning clothes better for the world and our pocketbooks.

Washers and dryers account for anywhere from 4-8% of the energy use in our homes and a significant amount of our water use.  

Join the Electrify! Coalition as part of Hang Dry Week as they explore simple ways to make laundry more efficient, including heat pump dryers and front-loading high efficiency Washers