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On-line Mini Seminars
During these strange times Transition Buxton is running a series of on-line mini seminars. They will be at 7:30 pm on alternate Thursdays via Zoom, Duration 40 – 60 minutes
Each session will start with a presentation (approx. 20mins) followed by Q&A.
To join these talks please register for each session in advance via firstname.lastname@example.org You will then receive an ‘invitation’ to join the Zoom call with the link to click through at the appropriate time.
You can now watch recordings of our mini-seminars by clicking here.
On 24th September Sustainable Travel A dynamic duo of expert speakers working on sustainable travel:
Tina Heathcote; Buxton Town Team will soon be consulting on the first ever whole-town all-inclusive Sustainable Travel Plan in the country to keep Buxton On The Move. It has taken four years of partnership working with the Borough and County Councils along with a host of providers and users, multiple surveys, audits, two conferences, and too many meetings to count. Tina will talk about a key element of the Travel Plan: The Big Buxton Experiment: Sharing Place, Space and Ideas and the trial of 5 new traffic free walking and cycling routes within the town.
Developing new transport provision Roland Strube, who manages Hayfield Sustainable Transport Ltd will talk about shifting control and responsibility for developing new transport provision from providers to users, from top-down to bottom-up. The financial risk associated with new transport provision is a barrier to transport providers developing the new services required to: Fill gaps in provision, Adapt to rapidly changing demand, and Build network capacity in post Covid environment. Users and the organisations which are responsible for activities that make transport necessary, are better placed to manage this risk as they know who is going where and when and have communication links to prompt changes in behaviour.
On 8th october we will have A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow.
The Donut Economy: we will screen a Kate Roworth Ted Talk (15 minutes) then enjoy a discussion hosted by Pete Milway, Buxton resident & economist and co-author of the Buxton Economic Resilience Study which you will find by clicking here.
Our tenth mini-seminar was Electric Cars Aren’t the Future, They’re Here, with Nicolas Raimo and Dean Fielding.
Our ninth mini seminar was ‘Excellence in Consumption’ Dr Terry Newholm, Reader in Consumer Ethics, University of Manchester.
Our eighth mini seminar was Serpentine Community Garden Past Present & Future, Madeline Hall & Steve Philips talked about what Serpentine Community Garden (SCG) is and where it is going.
Our seventh mini seminar was Plastic Free in a Time of Covid, Rachel Yates from Surfers Against Sewage.
Our sixth mini seminar was on a similar theme to our previous one “Diet in the Anthropocene” a second talk by Dr Terry Newholm.
Our fifth mini seminar was “My Beef with Beef”, Travels to sustainability via the kitchen an entertaining and very informative talk presented by Carol Huff.
Our fourth mini seminar was Biodiversity in Buxton by Rachel Purchase from the Buxton Civic Association Biodiversity Group
Our third mini seminar was ‘From Consumer Culture to Sustainability’ presented by Dr Terry Newholm.
The second mini seminar was ‘People Powered Retrofit’ by Liam Schofield of the Carbon Coop in Manchester.
The first of our mini seminars was ‘What We Need to do Now’ by Chris Goodall.