TDEG Whole Group Meeting – 23 September 2020

Ashton Hayes – Carbon Neutral slides –  Around twenty of us met on Zoom to learn about an environmental village project in nearby Cheshire. We first heard about some of the news from our various project groups (more info here), followed by proposals to create a new collective of groups from a wider area across […]

TDEG Steering Group Minutes – 9 September 2020

1.Present: Andrea Mitson, Bill Purvis, Lynn Crowe, Sheelagh Handy, Rob Mitson, Steve Elliott, Suzanne Leckie, Jules Fell 2.Apologies: Alice Overton, Claire McKenzie 3.Notes from the last meeting (22.7.20) and matters arising Meeting notes approved. Lynn has asked for any volunteers for the Recycling Group but no one has come forward so far. Pete Hawkins to […]

Litter Picking – September Events

Our litter picking group is planning two events to support the Great British September Clean – one in Litton and one in Tideswell. Everyone is welcome to join in and do their bit to help keep our communities looking fine and cared for.  Both events will start at 2pm, Sunday 13th September. Meet in the […]

TDEG September 2020 Update

What a year so far!  In terms of the environment, during this pandemic we’ve seen lots of positives and lots of negatives too – from cleaner air, quiet roads and an increase in wildlife sightings, to extreme weather, excess plastic and an increase in litter, we’ve seen it all! Let’s hope that businesses don’t simply […]

TDEG Steering Group Minutes – 22 July 2020

Present:  Lynn Crowe, Rob Mitson, Sheelagh Handy, Alice Overton, Suzanne Leckie, Bill Purvis, Steve Elliott, Jules Fell, Claire McKenzie, Josie Kilner. Apologies– Andrea Mitson Matters Arising from 4 March 2020:  none, all action points have been actioned. Committee Reports Chair’s report:  The AGM was successful, Ruth Strange’s presentation went well and all the info is […]

XR High Peak presentation: ‘Heading for extinction and what to do about it’

Thursday 10th September at 7:00-8:30pm: The Climate Action Group look forward to welcoming XR High Peak, who will be presenting: ‘HEADING FOR EXTINCTION AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT’ ALL WELCOME to attend. Outside venue or Zoom if weather inclement. If you are interested in attending please email us at: info@tdeg.org.uk. Venue and Zoom details […]

Wildlife Sightings June-July 2020

By the end of July, I think most of us were disappointed to still be in some form of lockdown. Some restrictions had lifted. Unless you had special health concerns, many of us were about to travel to visit other sites in the area, and many people had gone back to work. But it is […]

Ethical Consumerism July 2020 Update

Ruth Strange from Ethical Consumer magazine– We were joined on 24thJune at our TDEG Zoom meeting by Ruth Strange, who talked to us about environmental impacts of the fashion industry and how to slow down fast fashion, which, we discovered, is responsible for ‘more greenhouse emissions than all international flights and shipping combined’. We learned of some staggering […]

Wildlife Group July 2020 Update

Swift Awareness Week – 27 June – 5 July. Covid-19 put a stop to our plans to have a swift spotting walk and picnic.  However, we have had swift reports from all over  – with real `nesting hot spots` up at Townhead and along Parke Road in Tideswell, as well as down at Cressbrook. No […]