About HVCA

Taking action on the climate emergency

We are a group of villages taking effective action on climate change. Our aims are to reduce carbon and increase biodiversity in Derbyshire’s Hope Valley, and beyond. 

Hope Valley Climate Action (HVCA) was founded in 2019 at a large public meeting in Hathersage. We have over 600 members and plan to recruit a lot more.  We became a charity in 2020.

We have a vision of the Valley becoming more sustainable and rich in wildlife. We want to add to the wider debate about our response to the climate emergency and to demonstrate that a step-change to a lower-carbon future where nature is recovering is possible and desirable.

How we are working and what are we doing

We are raising local awareness; taking local action to reduce carbon emissions in ways that benefit nature and advocating for policies at all levels that address the climate emergency.  See our Strategy.  

We have three main action groups: travel, energy and land along with a school-based project. A key part of what we do is to carry out practical projects to demonstrate what realistic solutions to the climate crisis could look like. This allows us to advocate for change at a national level.

Annual Report 2021 Video

Our new annual report, below, is an engaging and visually stunning video produced by HVCA trustee Steve Shelley.