Past Events

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The Big Buxton Conversation

Date: 
Sat, 24/04/2021

Saturday 24th April, 10am – 3pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Transition Buxton
Supported by Jenny Leonard (Live Sketch Artist)
FREE

What would Buxton look and feel like in 2030?

Individuals, groups, and businesses from Buxton are invited to take part in ‘The Big Buxton Conversation’  – a ambitious whole town conversation for and about Buxton. 

They will be using a simple but powerful process  - ‘What is’, ‘What if’, and ‘What next’.

https://bit.ly/3mlSjEe

N.B:- This event is only open to people who live, work, study, own a property or run a business in Buxton.
If you are not a Buxtonian but interested to learn more about this event, please email contact@transitionbuxton.co.uk.

The Big Buxton Conversation

Date: 
Sat, 24/04/2021

 

Saturday 24th April, 10am – 3pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Transition Buxton
Supported by Jenny Leonard (Live Sketch Artist)
FREE

What would Buxton look and feel like in 2030?

Individuals, groups, and businesses from Buxton are invited to take part in ‘The Big Buxton Conversation’  – a ambitious whole town conversation for and about Buxton. 

They will be using a simple but powerful process  - ‘What is’, ‘What if’, and ‘What next’.

https://bit.ly/3mlSjEe

N.B:- This event is only open to people who live, work, study, own a property or run a business in Buxton.
If you are not a Buxtonian but interested to learn more about this event, please email contact@transitionbuxton.co.uk.

Zero Carbon Food

Date: 
Sat, 24/04/2021


Countdown to COP26 workshop
Saturday 24th April, 11am – 12.30pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Transition Chesterfield
FREE

This is the third in a series of Zoom events designed to celebrate and prepare for COP26 in November. These events will cover different themes, bring together experts, and provide examples of best practice to address the actions needed to achieve a zero-carbon society.

This Zoom will explore how the different elements of the food system can all work together to reduce carbon emissions and feed people in a more sustainable way. It will also cover the benefits of a plant-based diet and organic growing.

Speakers:

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

More information: https://bit.ly/2OoHDbc

You can find recordings and notes for previous workshops in this series here

Future Transport Scenarios for Nottingham

Date: 
Thu, 22/04/2021


Via Zoom
Organised by Mobility Lab UK and Nottingham City Council
FREE

What could transport in Nottingham look like by 2030?

Nottingham City Council held a workshop in January, where they discussed the changes to transport that have occurred over the last few years.

They are now inviting you to attend their second workshop, where they will be creating future scenarios for transport in Nottingham. During the workshop, you will work together with others from a variety of groups to imagine what the future of transport could look like.
 
If you’d like to join, please sign up for a workshop session:

  • Tuesday 20th April
    10am – 12pm
    Register 
     
  • Thursday 22nd April
    10am – 12pm
    Register
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City to Sea and the Award-winning Natalie Fée

Date: 
Wed, 21/04/2021


Earth Day Special Talk/Q&A
Wednesday 21st April, 7pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Plastic Free Chesterfield
FREE

To celebrate international Earth Day, Plastic Free Chesterfield presents Natalie Fée – an award-winning environmentalist, author, and founder of City to Sea (a UK-based organisation running campaigns to stop plastic pollution at source).

Natalie will be talking about the work of City to Sea as well as sharing her journey as a founder and change-maker, as well as tips from her new book, 'How to Save the World for Free'.

https://bit.ly/3fQmWAi

The Earth Convention - Sustainable Cities

Date: 
Wed, 14/04/2021

Wednesday 14th April, 6pm – 7pm
Organised by 5x15 and Rathbones
£0 – £16.76
Pay what you can

How can we design and plan urban infrastructure to be more sustainable?

Urban environments are major contributors to climate change. According to the UN around 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase, rising to 68% by 2050. It is vital that transforming our cities plays a major factor in our climate change mitigation plans.
 
This session of the Earth Convention series will explore examples of cities across the world that are taking the lead on green initiatives, including how citizens are working in partnership with city governments, civil society, and businesses.
 
Speakers include:

  • Chris Boardman
    Olympic gold medallist, entrepreneur, and active travel advocate.
     
  • Isabel Dedring 
    Global Transport Leader at Arup.
     
  • Kate Elliot 
    Deputy head of ethical, sustainable, and impact research for Rathbone Greenbank Investments.

https://bit.ly/3cTHeam

 

Chesterfield Climate & Nature Hustings

Date: 
Mon, 12/04/2021


Derbyshire County Council elections
Monday 12th April, 7pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Chesterfield Climate Alliance
FREE

A pre-election husting to enable people in Chesterfield to hear the climate and environmental views of their candidates in advance of casting their vote on May 6th.

Each political party has been asked to put forward a representative (one of their candidates standing in the Chesterfield wards) to attend. You will be asked to submit your questions for candidates when registering for this event.

https://bit.ly/3mnmNpg

Expert - led Mini-Seminars 

Date: 
Thu, 08/04/2021

Via Zoom
Organised by Transition Buxton
FREE

All sessions are one hour long - 20 minutes presentation followed by 40 minutes Q&A / discussion on zoom. All free and open to all. If you have any questions, please email awareness@transitionbuxton.co.uk
 

  • Recycling – how does it all work?
    Joel Rawlins
    Thursday 11th March, 7.30pm

    Joel Rawlins from Alliance Environmental will explain what happens to ‘recyclables’, if the wrong items gets in the mix, and what changes might be coming to a wheely bin near you, and more. Alliance Environmental is the firm who handles most of the recyclable waste in the High Peak Borough area on behalf of the local authority.

     https://bit.ly/3hL5r3i  
     

  • Wild Weeks
    Frances Sussex and Jackie Wragg
    Thursday 8th April, 7.30pm

    Frances and Jackie want to get Buxton going wild this summer! Come along to meet those involved and hear about all the exciting activities that are being planned to help schools and community get wild about Buxton. Buxton Wild Weeks are open for everyone to enjoy regardless of skills or time availability.

    https://bit.ly/3jE1bn3

You can watch recorded versions of previous mini seminars if you missed them here: https://bit.ly/3f43ZGU

Zero Carbon Transport

Date: 
Sat, 27/03/2021

Countdown to COP26 workshop
Saturday 27th March, 11am – 12.30pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Transition Chesterfield
FREE

This is the second in a series of Zoom events designed to celebrate and prepare for when the UK will host COP26 in November. These events will cover different themes, bring together experts, and provide examples of best practice to address the actions needed to achieve a zero-carbon society.

This Zoom will cover reopening of the Barrow Hill rail line to passengers, publicly-owned and free buses, and e-bikes. This will be followed by Q&A.

Speakers:

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

More information: https://bit.ly/30BMuZk

Western Power Distribution Net Zero Communities Forums

Date: 
Thu, 25/03/2021

Organised by Regen
FREE

These free online forums are for communities interested in energy, climate activists, advanced community energy groups, local authorities, and anyone working with or supporting community energy organisations.

  • Wednesday 17th March
    2pm – 4.15pm
    Book here
     
  • Thursday 25th March
    10am – 12.15pm
    Book here

The events will bring together local energy stakeholders to learn from each other, hear the latest from Western Power Distribution (WPD) and collaborate to develop new ideas.

WPD will give an update on their Net Zero Communities Strategy, with group discussions on key topics around energy efficiency and fuel poverty, low carbon heat, innovation, data and more.