Next Eco Hub meetings:

  • Eco Hub

    1 December @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Eco Hub

    8 December @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Or watch below!

We launched our new “Eco Hub” project at the end of September. We now have regular use of The Hub on Low Pavements on Friday mornings to use as a space for discussion, learning, creativity, inspiration and hope for a cleaner, greener future for Chesterfield.

Upcoming events

There is a full programme of events at the Eco Hub on Fridays, from keeping warm at home, gardening chat to workshops on creative climate creations and Christmas crafting. Pop in just for 5 minutes or for every session from start to finish – you’ll be very welcome.

Fri 3 November – Keeping Warm this Winter (10.30am to 12noon)

Call in to the Eco Hub to:

  • get free advice and tips on simple ways to save energy at home
  • learn how to make draught excluders to banish cold draughts at home (with some available to take home free)
  • come and try our healthy soups and swap ideas for recipes this winter
  • find out about Transition Chesterfield and our projects.

Fri 10 November – Autumn growing and Seed Swap (10.30am to 12noon)

It may be grey outside, but November is a great time to start planning the garden for next year. Join us to:

  • pre-order seed potatoes, beans, peas, onions, shallots, green manures for 27 Jan collection
  • drop off and pick up seeds from our Seed Swap collection
  • get gardening advice from experienced growers in our gardening skill-share
  • chat with local allotment plot holders – swap top tips for a successful growing season
  • find out about volunteering for local community garden projects

Fri 17 November – Keeping Warm this Winter (10.30am to 12noon)

As above for 3 November 2023.

Fri 24 November – Creative Climate Workshop (10.30am to 12noon)

Feeling inspired by the possibility of a greener, more sustainable future? Explore your creative side at Transition Chesterfield’s pop-up creative workshop using art materials, Canva design and textiles. Can you help to design and make Postcards from the Future? Or create your own artwork showing how you feel about the environment or climate change.

Fri 1 December 2023 – Drop in & Sustainable Christmas Crafting and Upcycling (10.30am to 12noon)

A chance for Transition Chesterfield members and supporters to call in and share their thoughts for where Transition Chesterfield should put its energies in 2024. And…  join our session to share ideas for a more sustainable Christmas – crafts, gifts, decorations, plastic free alternatives, reusable present wrapping.

Friday 8 December 2023 Drop in and Sustainable Christmas Crafting and Upcycling

As above for Friday 1 December 2023.

All events are free to attend and hot drinks are provided. Sessions are at the Eco Hub@ The Hub, Low Pavements, Chesterfield (just along from Peacock’s Coffee Shop).

Volunteering

It’s not too late to get involved – the Eco Hub still need more volunteers to meet and greet people and make them feel welcome, get involved with projects or to have conversations about climate change and what can be done to make a difference.

No prior experience is needed, just an interest in making a positive difference in response to the challenges of climate change, a willingness to work as part of a team and to share ideas and learn together. We will provide support and training to anyone interested. If would like to know more, contact No prior experience is needed, just an interest in making a positive difference in response to the challenges of climate change, a willingness to work as part of a team and to share ideas and learn together. We will provide support and training to anyone interested.

The Future

We are conducting the Eco Hub on a trial basis to see if we can attain a healthy number of volunteers as well as raise interest amongst the general public. In 2024 we will roll out a series of workshops aimed at increasing awareness around climate change and what can be done, as well as events relating to other Transition Chesterfield projects.

Transition Chesterfield has received £2,500 from Chesterfield Borough Council’s community grant funding to set up the Eco Hub. We are still at the start of a journey – join us!If you might be interested and want to know more, contact Kathy at membership@transitionchesterfield.org.uk 

Inspiration for the Transition to a low carbon future – aims and principles of the Transition Town movement (6th Oct 2023)