This page contains a list of climate action / sustainability groups, projects and activities you may be interested in getting involved in in Chesterfield. The list is in alphabetical order.
Chesterfield Cycle Campaign
Chesterfield Cycle Campaign promotes cycle use in Chesterfield for both leisure and utility journeys. By campaigning for a comprehensive network, they aim to improve conditions for cyclists so that cycling becomes a safer and more attractive option than car travel for local journeys.
Chesterfield Dr Bike
Bike checks, adjustments & repairs at Inclusive Pedals base in the Queen's Park north car park. 1st Saturday of the month March to October, 9.30am until 1.00pm. Just pay for any new parts used, no charge other than that.
Chesterfield Friday Night Ride
Starting at 6.30pm sharp from the town hall steps on the first Friday of the month (June to September only), the Chesterfield Friday night rides explore some of the quirkier bits of the town by bike.
Email: Through the Facebook page (link above).
Create Change Chesterfield
Create Change Chesterfield is a movement led by Clare Gage. It aims to create a community of changemakers in Chesterfield to support positive action in our town. The most recent event, Chesterfield Climate Emergency: A People’s Assembly aimed to support action from the people of our town to tackle the climate emergency. The project is ongoing with action being led by the participants.
Email: Through the Facebook page (link above)
20+ groups all over Derbyshire have joined forces to get the the Derbyshire Pension Fund (managed by Derbyshire County Council) to dis-invest (divest) from fossil fuels. The Pension Fund has around £260 million invested in fossil fuel companies, including £183 million in companies with major fracking operations.
Don Catchment Rivers Trust
Extinction Rebellion Chesterfield & N.E. Derbyshire
Inclusive Pedals CIC
Inclusive Pedals run 'taster' cycle sessions on the track around the Queen's Park cricket ground for anyone who has difficulty using a 'standard' bicycle. There is a hand cycle, wheelchair carrying trikes, 4 wheel tandem, recumbent and upright trikes. 1st Friday of the month March until October, 1.00pm until 3.00pm.
Incredible Edible Chesterfield
Incredible Edible Chesterfield aims to increase the amount of local food grown and eaten in the town. Businesses, schools, farmers and the community can all get involved. Vegetables and fruit are springing up everywhere. Public flower beds are being transformed into community herb gardens and vegetable patches.
Email: Through Chesterfield Time Bank: email@example.com
Plastic Free Chesterfield
Plastic Free Chesterfield are working to create a plastic free community in Chesterfield, part of Surfers Against Sewage's Plastic Free Communities campaign. The group is dedicated to minimising Chesterfield's contribution to the single-use plastic crisis. It does this through:
- Giving talks to schools and signing them up to become Plastic Free Schools
- Putting pressure on the council to lead the way in taking action on single-use plastic
- Speaking to businesses about how they can become a Plastic Free Champion and take action on single-use plastics
- Organising events and stalls to raise awareness about single-use plastics
Transition Chesterfield is a local community group aiming to make Chesterfield more resilient and sustainable. The group want to create positive local solutions to the challenge of climate change.
Transition Chesterfield runs the following projects:
- Potato Day - An annual event provides the opportunity to buy a variety of seed potatoes and other vegetable seeds at low cost, to encourage people to grow their own food
- Inspire Community Garden - An organic, demonstration garden where we provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to be involved in working the land, growing food and developing a sense of community.
- Repair Cafe - Where people can get broken stuff repaired for free, reducing waste and helping people learn how to fix things. - 2nd Saturday of the month, 10am-1pm at Chesterfield Baptist Church
- Abundance - A project to harvest unwanted fruit and distribute it free of charge or press into juice
Waste Not Cafe Chesterfield
Waste Not Cafe Chesterfield runs a monthly pop-up vegetarian and vegan social eating cafe at Chesterfield Baptist Church. Volunteers receive surplus produce (food that would have otherwise been thrown away from supermarkets) and turn it into a 3 course meal. The monthly meals will be available for a minimum suggested donation of £2.50 adults, £1.50 kids. Any food that hasn’t been able to use in cooking will also be available to be taken away for a donation.
The aims of the project are to create community cohesion, whilst tackling food waste and food poverty.
Social eating is all about bringing people together, eating food together. Meeting and talking to people you wouldn’t normally talk to. Creating conversations, friendships and relationships. Social eating can help tackle isolation and loneliness.
The group will donate any profits leftover to Chesterfield foodbanks.
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