Past Events

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Chesterfield Repair Café

Date: 
Sat, 21/08/2021 - Thu, 21/10/2021

Organised by Transition Chesterfield
Saturday 21st August, AM
By appointment-only

Transition Chesterfield’s Repair café will be running a appointments-only event in August in a fully ventilated venue. The current arrangements allow them to manage numbers and look after their fixers. They request that you wear a mask. 

All types of repairs are possible – furniture, textile as well as electrical. Any textile repairs will be dealt with outside the event and arranged separately. As a couple of fixers are on holiday, it’s important that you book an appointment early to be sure of being seen.

For more details, please contact:
repairs@transitionchesterfield.org.uk 

The Plastic Free Festival

Date: 
Sun, 08/08/2021


Sunday 8th August, 10am – 5pm
Central Methodist Church, Saltergate, Chesterfield,
FREE
Organised by Plastic Free Chesterfield

Plastic Free Chesterfield is holding a festival to encourage you to reduce your single-use plastics. 

Discover stalls from Plastic Free Champion businesses, information stalls on recycling and repair, and recycling craft demonstrations from Junction Arts. Enjoy delicious food & drink and fantastic live performances from Helen Mort (Derbyshire’s Poet Laureate), the Chesterfield Garland Dancers, and more.

No single-use plastics will be given out during the event. Visitors are advised to bring their own reusable bags, bottles, coffee cups, and containers. 

They are still looking for volunteers to help make the festival a success, with great roles to gain experience in a customer facing and serving role.

https://bit.ly/3fXASYU
 

Tideswell Climate Action Group meeting 

Date: 
Wed, 28/07/2021

Via Zoom
Wednesday 28th July, 7.45pm - 9.00pm
FREE

Four members of Transition Buxton will present their experiences of changing to renewable energy - includes brick and traditional stone homes. 

Contact cag@tdeg.org.uk to request the Zoom link. 

https://bit.ly/36j3eHr

Tree Planting, Carbon Capture and Flood Prevention

Date: 
Wed, 28/07/2021


Countdown to COP26 workshop
Saturday 31st July, 11am - 12.30pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Transition ChesterfieldChesterfield Climate AllianceDerby Climate Coalition, and Derbyshire Climate Coalition
FREE

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

Here, you will learn about how nature-based solutions such as tree planting, river management and peatland restoration can capture carbon and minimise the risk of flooding. The workshop will also explain how you can help or get involved. The online session will be followed by Q&A.

Speakers:

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

https://bit.ly/3ywCAad

 

Sci-Fi: bridging climate science and green finance

Date: 
Wed, 21/07/2021

Wednesday 21st July, 1pm - 4.50pm
Organised by The Royal Society

This event will explore climate science and the technologies that show genuine promise towards net zero emissions, as well as the barriers and solutions to funding these technologies. It will bring together leading experts from across industry, government, and the wider scientific and financial communities.

The conference is part of the Royal Society's Transforming our future conference series, overseen by the Science, Industry and Translation Committee and generously supported by AstraZeneca.

https://bit.ly/36kBCSo

Can We Ban Plastic Bags?

Date: 
Wed, 21/07/2021

Wednesday 21st July, 7pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Plastic Free Chesterfield
FREE
 
Since the government introduced the 5p plastic bag charge in 2015, its claimed that single-use bag sales have dropped by 95%. This is incredibly misleading.

In 2019, 2.1 billion plastic bags were sold in the UK - that’s nearly 6 million bags every day. ‘Bag for Life’ sales have rocketed with some supermarkets seeing as much as a tenfold increase year on year. 

Plastic Free Chesterfield welcomes Planet Patrol for a talk and discussion to find out about their new campaign - The Big Bag Ban - and how you can join in.

https://bit.ly/3yupKcu

Last month, Plastic Free Chesterfield had a great webinar discussion with Daniel of Everyday Plastic, Check out the webinar recording on YouTube.

Chesterfield Repair Café

Date: 
Sat, 17/07/2021

Organised by Transition Chesterfield
Saturday 17th July, AM
By appointment-only

Transition Chesterfield’s Repair café had a busy appointments-only event in June.  While they love to be able to offer refreshments again, the current arrangements allow them to manage numbers and look after their fixers.

They will be holding a similar appointment-only event in July in a fully ventilated venue.

All types of repair are possible - furniture, textile as well as electrical. Any textile repairs will be dealt with outside the event and arranged separately.

For more information and/or to book an appointment, please contact:
repairs@transitionchesterfield.org.uk 

https://bit.ly/36qtVdb

Cottoning on to Climate Change

Date: 
Wed, 14/07/2021

Wednesday 14th July, 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Organised Forum for the Future
FREE

Global warming could reach 1.5ºC as early as 2030. Despite ambitious decarbonisation targets, we are faced with decades of unavoidable climate change. It is especially set to pose significant risks to cotton - the most widely produced natural fibre.

Using data from the first ever global analysis of physical climate risks across global cotton growing regions for the 2040s, this webinar will explore how the cotton sector could build resilience and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

https://bit.ly/3jQ1WLY
 

Insulating Homes

Date: 
Fri, 18/06/2021

Principles and Practicalities in Hope Valley
Friday 18th June, 7pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Hope Valley Climate Action

This meeting is suitable for anyone who is interested in DIY insulation/ retrofit project or paying someone for a retrofit, or someone simply wanting to learn more about the subject.

Speakers:

  • Nick Parsons
    Worked in the field of energy efficiency and sustainable buildings for over 30 years.
     
  • Gordon Wordsworth.
    Worked in construction for many years with a longstanding interest in climate friendly retrofit.

https://bit.ly/33FSOQJ

Everyday Plastic

Date: 
Wed, 16/06/2021

World Refill Day Special Talk/Q&A
Wednesday 16th June, 7pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Plastic Free Chesterfield

To mark World Refill Day, Plastic Free Chesterfield is delighted to present Daniel Webb of Everyday Plastic.

After being fed up with the amount of plastic being washed up on the beach of Margate in 2018, Daniel decided to count, categorise, analyse, and photograph every single piece of plastic he generated for a year.

In this unique talk, Dan will talk about his journey, the shocking results he found, and how you can get involved too.

https://bit.ly/34W91SB