Raising awareness about single-use plastic is a big part of Plastic Free Chesterfield. The Events sub-group meet to discuss ways of doing this. This can include organising film screenings, street stalls on busy market days, litter picks, etc.
If you'd like to get involved in either organising or assisting at events, please get in touch via the contact tab.
Plastic Free Chesterfield Events
Wednesday 15th July, 7pm Talk and Q&A - "Plastic Free in a time of COVID' Plastic Free Chesterfield is delighted to present Rachel Yates, Plastic Free Communities Project Officer at Surfers Against Sewage.
Rachel will be talking about how the plastic free movement is more important now than ever, tips for staying plastic free, and a reassurance around refill at this time.
Please ensure you have Zoom downloaded to be able to join in this talk.
AUGUST TBC 7pm-9pm, venue TBC TALK: Cleaning up Chesterfield's rivers and streams with Don Catchment Rivers Trust (TBC)
NOVEMBER TBC 7pm-9pm, venue TBC TALK: How to have a plastic-free Christmas in Chesterfield
Plastic Free Allies Events
PREVIOUS Plastic Free Chesterfield events
Monday 18th May 'The Story of Plastic' free online film screening & Q&A Plastic Free Chesterfield provided a free online film screening of 'The Story of Plastic' eye-opening documentary for people to watch in their own time. 23 people requested to view the film.
Then on Monday 18th May at 7.30pm, a film discussion was held featuring Chesterfield waste expert, Jez Bannister of Aspire Waste Management. 14 people joined this.
Wednesday 22nd April - Earth Day Join us in watching 'A Plastic Wave' at 7pm, followed by film discussion via Zoom at 7.30pm Join Plastic Free Chesterfield on Earth Day 2020 as we ask you to join us in watching online the UK film 'A Plastic Wave' (24 minutes long) then discuss it and the issues it raises on a Zoom call.
The film description reads "A surf photographer, business owner and father of two is seeing more and more plastic wash ashore his beloved home beach. In a bid to discover the route of this problem he embarks on a journey of discovery to educate himself and understand more about the problem. Along the way, he discovers some alarming issues."
Monday 16th March 7pm, Zoom (online) Plastic Free / Zero Waste tips n tricks swap shop social Come along and share your top tips for reducing single-use plastic, and come away learning something new from others!
Monday 17th February 2020 7pm-9pm, Chesterfield Arms pub, Newbold Road TALK: Zero waste: From weird to wonderful by Steph of Steph's Sustainable Stuff Steph will talk about her personal and professional zero waste journey from the weird to the wonderful. A Q&A will follow, along with a discussion on how we can take individual and collective action to reduce single-use plastics in Chesterfield. Zero waste products from Steph's Sustainable Stuff will be available for sale (all with a 20% discount) at the event.