Education Outreach

Buxton Schools COP26 Conference

44 Buxton School Students from 5 schools attended our COP26 event with lively discussion, debate and decisions about climate issues. A summary of what concerns them and their ideas and actions to address these was put together. The event was funded with our Great Big Green Week Grant.

Climate Pathfinders Youth Forum

COP26 activity – some CPYF members worked with Friends of the Earth on their National Youth Summit and hosted a break out room for participants at their national event.  One of our younger members was interviewed by Victoria Derbyshire about Climate Issues for young people and what CPYF is involved in on her Radio 5 Live programme. In December the CPYF members met with High Peak MP Robert Largan to question him with their concerns. Topics discussed included renewable energy including for schools and sustainable farming. They asked Robert Largan to write to Environment Secretary George Eustice about support for High Peak farmers to adopt more sustainable methods and also to write to High Peak Borough Council to join No Mow May and stop all their mowing and use of pesticides on verges and in their school grounds.

Billie Bee has been to Fairfield to meet pre-school children and help them learn about Bumblebees and also to Girl Guiding Brownies and Rainbows.

Scouts and Guides have been reviewing their Carbon ‘Foodprint’ looking at what they eat, food production and packaging and foodmiles and what they can individually do to reduce their carbon footprint. Some groups have been ‘thinking outside the bin’ and exploring the 10Rs of Recycling.

Buxton Wild Weeks – this Spring and Summer

Please get in touch if you would like to support Transition Buxton’s involvement in this year’s Buxton Wild Weeks during Spring and Summer. Whatever your interests and skills or time availability you will be very welcome and a great asset If you are very involved in other Buxton organisations and would help promote our BWW community activities then please let me know if you would like to find out more.

Frances  –  education@transitionbuxton.co.uk