Past Events

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The Confusions Around Compostables (plastics) 

Wed, 17/02/2021

Wednesday 17th February
7pm – 8.30pm
Organised by Plastic Free Chesterfield

Plastic Free Chesterfield presents Andrew Cross, founder of award-winning Earth Friendly Foodware Ltd who supply compostable food/drink packaging and composters.

Andrew will talk about greenwashing, highlight home truths about food/drink packaging, and spotlight how companies take advantage of their customers' climate guilt. You will able to ask Andrew questions at the end.  


Chesterfield Climate Alliance Meeting: Make 2021 the year of Climate Action in Chesterfield

Tue, 02/02/2021

Tuesday 2nd February, 6.30pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Chesterfield Climate Alliance

On November 2021, the UK will host the critical COP26 international climate talks.

Chesterfield Climate Alliance is inviting you to join its first planning meeting of the year, where they will discuss the kinds of actions we can create and push for in this vital year.

The Future of Food: Sustainable solutions to feed ten billion people by 2050

Tue, 26/01/2021

Tuesday 26th January, 10am – 12pm
Organised by Clean Growth UK

What does the 'Future of Food' really look like? Strange protein sources or mass food production on a scale never seen before? How can we tackle the world’s climate emergency and help people eat nutritious diets at the same time?

This virtual event on will bring together industry leaders, entrepreneurs and academics to share their insights into the future of food production.

* Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Trussell Trust, a charity who provide emergency food and support to people in poverty.

The Heat is On - The Race to Replace Domestic Gas in a Climate Emergency

Thu, 21/01/2021

Thursday 21st January, 3pm – 5pm
Via Zoom
Organised by School of Built Environment & Architecture, LSBU

London South Bank University presents its third webinar in its Climate Emergency debates Series.

This 2-hour webinar will see a panel of industry leaders and academics scrutinise the fiscal, technological, and legacy issues that are shaping the UK’s urgent race to decarbonise the nation’s heat. Active participation is encouraged.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Jan Rosehow - Principal & European Programme Director - Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) on Domestic Heat - the Cinderella Policy.
  • Mark Hewitt - Director of ICAX questions why we are still looking at national solutions when we should be ‘Going Local’ and ‘Going Electric’.
  • Dr Graeme Hawker - Research Fellow - Future Energy Systems, University of Strathclyde brings us ‘Predictably Unpredictable: when Simulation meets Human Nature,’ and why the human factor might throw a lot of cost modelling into disarray.

More information/register:

Planning for a New Year's Plastic Free Chesterfield

Wed, 20/01/2021

Wednesday 20th January, 7pm
Via Zoom
Organised by Plastic Free Chesterfield

On 16th December, Chesterfield Borough Council passed a motion giving their support for a Plastic Free Chesterfield and a community working together to address the issues of single-use plastics.

To help combat plastic pollution crisis, Plastic Free Chesterfield are striving to make Chesterfield an accredited Plastic Free Community. But they need your help to achieve this status! They are encouraging Chesterfield residents, schools, community groups, charities, churches, community centres, and more to take the Plastic Free Pledge.

Join this Zoom to find out how you can get involved.

The Sixth Carbon Budget - The UK’s Path to Net Zero

Tue, 19/01/2021

Tuesday 19th January, 4.30pm – 6pm
Organised by British Institute of Energy Economics

In December 2020, the Climate Change Committee (CCC), the UK government’s official climate change advisor, published its advice ‘The Sixth Carbon Budget – The UK’s Path to Net Zero’.

Join CCC’s Chief Executive Chris Stark to explore the journey from here to Net Zero, and to answer the crucial question, ‘What next?’.

The Story of Plastic

Thu, 14/01/2021

Virtual Film Screening | Discussion
Thursday 14th January, 7.30pm
Organised by Transition Buxton
Limited Spaces

Transition Buxton is offering you a chance to view the film - ‘The Story of Plastic'. With original animation and archival industry footage since the 1930s, ‘The Story of Plastic’ (approx. 90m) takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet.

To follow up, they will be hosting a Zoom call (Thursday 14th January at 7.30pm) to discuss the film's issues.

If interested, please email .

What does NHS England's Net-Zero Plan Mean for Clinical Practice?

Thu, 14/01/2021

Thursday 14th January, 10am – 11am
Organised by UK Health Alliance on Climate Change

Sir Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, announced in October 2020 that the health service would aim to become carbon-neutral by 2040. Currently the Health and Care system in England is responsible for around 4-5% of the country’s carbon footprint.

In this webinar, Dr Richard Smith, Chair of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, will be joined by Dr Nick Watts, NHS England’s Chief Sustainability Officer, who led the development of 'Greener NHS' plan for net-zero. He'll discuss present the main headlines from the net-zero report and will answer questions like - how will it be implemented and achieved? What does it mean for clinical practice? 

Home Insulation Workshop

Thu, 07/01/2021

Virtual Eco-homes workshop
Thursday 7 January, 7.00pm – 8.15pm
Organised by Transition Chesterfield and Derbyshire Climate Coalition

Out of a total housing stock of around 27 million, 71% or 19 million homes in the UK are considered to have low energy efficiency (an EPC rating below C).

Homes account for around 15% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions through their use of oil and gas for heating and hot water. Insulating or draught-proofing your home can significantly reduce heat loss and energy consumption.

In this virtual workshop, three owners from across Derby and Derbyshire who have installed different types of insulation in their homes, including external insulation, internal wall insulation, and loft insulation will share their experiences.

For more information about how to join:  

Extinction Rebellion Virtual Talks

Tue, 22/12/2020

Extinction Rebellion Virtual Talks
Via Zoom

  1. Heading for Extinction
    Organised by XR Midlands

    This talk is recommended for anyone who wants an introduction to climate issues. They will explain the science behind the climate and ecological emergency and introduce XR’s approach to bringing about the change we need.

    They will be running this talk twice:

  2. Welcome & Introduction to XR
    Thursday 10th December
    7pm – 8.30pm
    Organised by XR Nottingham. 

    This talk aims to give you an introduction to Extinction Rebellion (XR). They will talk you through their campaign demands and principles, and what has been happening in Nottingham. There will be space to ask questions and connect with like-minded people.