Eco Events in Derbyshire

A selection of events in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire during Spring 2012.

Chesterfield Potato Day 2012

Saturday 28 January 2012, 10am - 2pm

The Pavements Shopping Centre, Chesterfield

Organised by Transition Chesterfield.

For more information:

Buy your seed potatoes (and onions, garlic and shallots) and raise money for Transition Chesterfield at the same time.

Celebrating Great Trees

Saturday 28 January 2012, 10:30am - 2:30pm

Kedleston Hall, near Derby

Organised by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and the National Trust

Celebrate veteran trees and join in our family-friendly activities, including art and craft, a mini-beast hunt and tree identification games.

Bookable sessions run 10.30am-12pm and 1pm-2.30pm.  These are free, but please book in advance as places are limited - call 01773 881188. Alternatively, some activities are available on a drop-in basis between 10am and 3pm.

Workshop: Introduction to Renewable Energy for Your Home

Thursday 2 February, 6pm - 9pm

The Carriage Shop, Derby College

Organised by Marches Energy Agency. Funded by the Local Authorities Energy Partnership.

Find out about more about the renewable technologies available for domestic buildings, how they work and which buildings they are suitable for, the costs and benefits, funding options and Community Bulk Purchase Schemes.
Free to anyone living in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire.

Book by emailing:

Winter Tree Identification

Saturday 25 February 2012, 10:00am - 3:30pm

Whistlestop Centre, Matlock Bath

Organised by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Free one-day course on winter identification of native British. Learn how to identify them from their shape and structure, bark, twigs and buds and use botanical keys for identification. Morning classroom session followed by afternoon outside. Bring a packed lunch and outdoor clothing for the afternoon session. Tea and coffee will be available.

Study Tour: Creative Energy Homes Project

Wednesday 7 March 2012, 2pm - 3:30pm (approx)

University Of Nottingham

Organised by Marches Energy Agency. Funded by the Local Authorities Energy Partnership.

A chance to visit four innovative energy efficient homes built for research purposes at the University of Nottingham. Free to anyone living in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire.
Book by emailing:

Information from Everybody's Talking about Climate Change and Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.


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