We are gradually building a library of useful links on this page. You should be able to find links to relevant local organisations, neighbouring Transition projects, and information on topics such as transport, food and energy. If you have suggestions for links we should include, please let us know!
For car sharing in Derbyshire
Hunloke Community Garden
– no website as yet
Go and visit them at Church Street South, Chesterfield!
Heeley City Farm
Community project in Sheffield with organic fruit and veg, farm animals and energy centre
Our local organic food shop for dry goods, fruit and veg, treats, deli and more…
Social Enterprise providing employment and volunteering opportunities, growing food, cafe and more...
All about permaculture – part of the inspiration behind Transition
Project by River Cottage to link up people who want land with people who have land to spare
Site where you can swap/buy/sell surplus home grown veg
Community garden and allotments at Mastin Moor
Community owned hydro electric scheme in New Mills, Derbyshire
Community group in Peak District working on various projects, especially anaerobic digestion. One of the first 'low carbon communities' in the area.
Input your meter readings regularly, generate graphs and compare your progress to others for a bit of extra motivation!
Social enterprise in Sheffield with a wealth of experience in energy efficiency, renewable energy and eco renovation
National network for people eco-renovating their homes, including lots of real life case studies
Eco homes in Nottinghamshire with rainwater harvesting, renewables and passive solar heating
'Old Homes, Super Homes' project, with a directory of eco-renovated homes across the country, plus info on how to do your own eco-renovation
New website giving advice and info on domestic renewables, including recommendations of suppliers, installers etc.
Waste and recycling
Local web-based system. No need to landfill - give and receive all sorts of stuff for free
Info and advice on recycling, composting and reducing waste
Chesterfield Time Bank
Trade your time with others – babysitting, gardening, decorating, cooking…
Chesterfield Savings and Loans
Chesterfield’s very own credit union. Invest locally and get access to small loans.
'Think and do tank' with some good ideas and projects on how the economy ought to work
Social Enterprise Derby and Derbyshire - http://sedd.org.uk/
resources for starting sustainable companies in Derbyshire with social aims and ownership
Climate Change and Peak Oil
Climate Outreach and Information Network – information, training, events
Climate change campaign by local councils. Includes listing of community sustainability groups in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire
Quirky and engaging site from the BBC. Lots of ideas for how to reduce your carbon emissions, including carbon savings figures.
Chesterfield's very own open-mic poetry night.
Some interesting films
David Strahan is the author of 'The Last Oil Shock' and a peak oil expert
Clever 20 minute animation on waste, consumerism and 'stuff'