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Sustainability initiatives[edit]

Local sustainability initiatives[edit]

Please see our local or city pages via the East Midlands category, where of course you can share any more information you may have about local sustainability initiatives.

Initiatives by topic[edit]


Attenborough Nature Centre - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust - Wikipedia: East Midlands, Environment

Climate action[edit]

Climate East Midlands - Everybody's Talking About Climate Change, climate change portal for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, Community Support

Community and voluntary action[edit]

One East Midlands, regional network

Community energy[edit]

Torrs Hydro, New Mills, Derbyshire, community owned hydro electric scheme. Torrs Hydro is a community share scheme supported by local action group, H2OPE and the Co-op Community Fund. The community group of 230 members invested over £125,000 and then raised the remainder of the scheme’s full cost (£330,000) from community bank loans and grants. The scheme earns an income from the energy exported to the local Co-op supermarket. According to DECC "This is a clear example of the power of local action and the sound investment from hydro projects that can be rolled out across the UK." [1] October 28, 2010

Community involvement[edit]

Loundsley Green Community Trust, Chesterfield

Food activism[edit]

DE4 Food, connects people with local food and drink producers through an online shop - Ecoworks - Serpentine Community Farm on Facebook, Buxton

"A group in Derbyshire created a food hub that makes it economically viable to grow food in back gardens for sale, as an affordable alternative to supermarkets." [2]

Open spaces[edit]

There are two nationally designated areas of outstanding natural beauty - the Peak District and the Lincolnshire Wolds [3]

Groundwork in the East Midlands

Sustainable transport activism[edit]

Grantham Canal, (Wikipedia): Since the 1970s, the Grantham Canal Society have been working towards its restoration, and two stretches are navigable to small vessels.

Smarter Travel Nottingham

Wikipedia: Nottingham Express Transit

Towards sustainable economies[edit]

Derby Mini Maker Faire

Trees, woodland and forest[edit]

Greenwood Community Forest

Wikipedia: National Forest (England): environmental project in central England run by the National Forest Company. Portions of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, 200 square miles (520 km2) are being planted, in an attempt to blend ancient woodland with new plantings to create a new national forest. It stretches from the outskirts of Leicester in the east to Burton upon Trent in the west, and is planned to link the ancient forests of Needwood and Charnwood

News and comment[edit]


Feb 10 Returning Land Back to the Commons [4]


Nov 27 Green new deal for Nottingham wins top Guardian award [5] Nottingham city council announced in January that it intended to become the UK’s first carbon-neutral city by 2028.


Europe's largest community battery to be installed at Nottingham development, Jun 29 [6]

Pioneering community energy storage project in Nottingham connects its first household battery storage system to the grid, May 11 [7]


Nottingham Eco-Expressway in UK electric first, Oct 3 [8]

Now Britain needs clothes banks too. What sort of society are we living in? Frances Ryan, Feb 11 [9]


Swadlincote to make waste history: Sainsbury's awards the town £1 million to become the pioneers of wasting less and saving more, December 1 [10]

Solar panels to be installed in 3,000 Nottingham homes, June 3 [11]

Transition Buxton take on former council plant nursery, January 14 [12]


How a community association can spark community action, December 4 [13]


Westwick Dreaming



June 3 - 5 Belper Goes Green 2016 ECO Festival


August 16 - 17 Umbrella Fair Festival, Northampton

July 24 - 27 Northern Green Gathering



The Social Science Centre, Lincoln, Free Co-operative Higher Education


Cycle Map, mappa-mercia.org

Local communities in East Midlands[edit]

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: East Midlands

External links[edit]



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