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Andy Rowland Manager, e codyfi 4 October 2008 Treading more lightly in the Dyfi valley
 
What’s been going on? <ul><li>small family farms under pressure </li></ul><ul><li>over-dependence on agriculture & tourism...
What is ecodyfi? A membership organisation, bringing people together to foster sustainable community regeneration in the D...
Our vision “ for the Dyfi Valley to be a thriving bilingual community… … with a reputation for sustainability”
Some Dyfi Valley initiatives <ul><li>Community-based sustainable energy </li></ul><ul><li>Dyfi Footprint  & Waste Watchers...
Some Dyfi Valley initiatives <ul><li>Community-based sustainable energy </li></ul>
Community-based sustainable energy <ul><li>Using less energy </li></ul><ul><li>Give away cfls </li></ul><ul><li>Home Energ...
Community-based sustainable energy <ul><li>Maesglas hydro </li></ul><ul><li>Sells to Grid </li></ul><ul><li>Farm diversifi...
Community-based sustainable energy <ul><li>Community wind turbines </li></ul>Bro Dyfi Community Renewables Second user 75 ...
Community-based sustainable energy <ul><li>Machynlleth Golf Club </li></ul>Loft space insulated Solar water heating 3 kWp ...
Community-based sustainable energy <ul><li>Projects in the pipeline </li></ul><ul><li>Wood-chip fuelled district heating f...
Some Dyfi Valley initiatives <ul><li>Community-based sustainable energy </li></ul><ul><li>Dyfi Footprint </li></ul>
Dyfi Footprint project (jointly with CAT) <ul><li>Use the concept of the ecological footprint to (a) show the need for cha...
Dyfi Footprint activities <ul><li>Pilot the WWF calculator </li></ul><ul><li>Engage with groups and individuals on “green”...
Dyfi Footprint ambitions <ul><li>Use the ‘REAP Petite’ calculator for more detailed analysis of footprints </li></ul><ul><...
Some Dyfi Valley initiatives <ul><li>Community-based sustainable energy </li></ul><ul><li>Dyfi Footprint & Waste Watchers ...
 
Mentro Allan <ul><li>“ Venture out” </li></ul><ul><li>Action research: what motivates people to get out in the open air an...
Some Dyfi Valley initiatives <ul><li>Community-based sustainable energy </li></ul><ul><li>Dyfi Footprint & Waste Watchers ...
 
Some Dyfi Valley initiatives <ul><li>Community-based sustainable energy </li></ul><ul><li>Dyfi Footprint & Waste Watchers ...
 
Some Dyfi Valley initiatives <ul><li>Community-based sustainable energy </li></ul><ul><li>Dyfi Footprint & Waste Watchers ...
 
ecodyfi.org.uk dyfibiosphere.org.uk footprint.wwf.org.uk cyfrifiannell.wwf.org.uk
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Andy Rowland from Ecodyfi gives a brief history and background to their project at the Low Carbon Communities Conference on 4th October 2008

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  1. 1. Andy Rowland Manager, e codyfi 4 October 2008 Treading more lightly in the Dyfi valley
  2. 3. What’s been going on? <ul><li>small family farms under pressure </li></ul><ul><li>over-dependence on agriculture & tourism </li></ul><ul><li>little manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>young people leaving </li></ul><ul><li>we’re getting older </li></ul><ul><li>Welsh language under pressure </li></ul><ul><li>great environment (landscape & habitats) </li></ul><ul><li>language & culture </li></ul><ul><li>‘ tradition plus’: new ideas & innovation </li></ul><ul><li>sustainable technology cluster & world-wide reputation </li></ul>
  3. 4. What is ecodyfi? A membership organisation, bringing people together to foster sustainable community regeneration in the Dyfi Valley eco logy & eco nomy
  4. 5. Our vision “ for the Dyfi Valley to be a thriving bilingual community… … with a reputation for sustainability”
  5. 6. Some Dyfi Valley initiatives <ul><li>Community-based sustainable energy </li></ul><ul><li>Dyfi Footprint & Waste Watchers projects </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of public transport, cycling & walking , including Dyfi Travel Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Get Growing organic vegetable training </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh and Local produce market stall </li></ul><ul><li>The Happy Bin & other work in schools </li></ul>
  6. 7. Some Dyfi Valley initiatives <ul><li>Community-based sustainable energy </li></ul>
  7. 8. Community-based sustainable energy <ul><li>Using less energy </li></ul><ul><li>Give away cfls </li></ul><ul><li>Home Energy Checks </li></ul><ul><li>Talks to groups </li></ul><ul><li>Door to door </li></ul><ul><li>Community buildings </li></ul>
  8. 9. Community-based sustainable energy <ul><li>Maesglas hydro </li></ul><ul><li>Sells to Grid </li></ul><ul><li>Farm diversification </li></ul>100 kW capacity
  9. 10. Community-based sustainable energy <ul><li>Community wind turbines </li></ul>Bro Dyfi Community Renewables Second user 75 kW & 500 kW
  10. 11. Community-based sustainable energy <ul><li>Machynlleth Golf Club </li></ul>Loft space insulated Solar water heating 3 kWp solar electricity
  11. 12. Community-based sustainable energy <ul><li>Projects in the pipeline </li></ul><ul><li>Wood-chip fuelled district heating for Dinas Mawddwy? </li></ul><ul><li>Hydro serving 6 off-grid properties in forestry above Aberangell? </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Trail for Machynlleth </li></ul>
  12. 13. Some Dyfi Valley initiatives <ul><li>Community-based sustainable energy </li></ul><ul><li>Dyfi Footprint </li></ul>
  13. 14. Dyfi Footprint project (jointly with CAT) <ul><li>Use the concept of the ecological footprint to (a) show the need for change and (b) monitor change </li></ul><ul><li>Engage people in looking at the ecological impact of their spending/consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Work together and individually to reduce the footprint of the valley </li></ul>
  14. 15. Dyfi Footprint activities <ul><li>Pilot the WWF calculator </li></ul><ul><li>Engage with groups and individuals on “green” lifestyle choices by using the calculator (paper & laptops) </li></ul><ul><li>Work with schools looking at how environmental footprint raises issues across the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Devise activities for use in schools </li></ul>
  15. 16. Dyfi Footprint ambitions <ul><li>Use the ‘REAP Petite’ calculator for more detailed analysis of footprints </li></ul><ul><li>Develop ways for young people to communicate footprint issues to their peers and wider community </li></ul><ul><li>Identify local barriers to sustainable living and devise collective solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Assess and reduce overall valley footprint over time </li></ul>
  16. 17. Some Dyfi Valley initiatives <ul><li>Community-based sustainable energy </li></ul><ul><li>Dyfi Footprint & Waste Watchers projects </li></ul><ul><li>Cycling & walking </li></ul>
  17. 19. Mentro Allan <ul><li>“ Venture out” </li></ul><ul><li>Action research: what motivates people to get out in the open air and what are the barriers? </li></ul><ul><li>Health objectives </li></ul><ul><li>We lay on activities and monitor what happens </li></ul>
  18. 20. Some Dyfi Valley initiatives <ul><li>Community-based sustainable energy </li></ul><ul><li>Dyfi Footprint & Waste Watchers projects </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of public transport, cycling & walking, including Dyfi Travel Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Get Growing organic vegetable training </li></ul>
  19. 22. Some Dyfi Valley initiatives <ul><li>Community-based sustainable energy </li></ul><ul><li>Dyfi Footprint & Waste Watchers projects </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of public transport, cycling & walking, including Dyfi Travel Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Get Growing organic vegetable training </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh and Local produce market stall </li></ul>
  20. 24. Some Dyfi Valley initiatives <ul><li>Community-based sustainable energy </li></ul><ul><li>Dyfi Footprint & Waste Watchers projects </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of public transport, cycling & walking, including Dyfi Travel Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Get Growing organic vegetable training </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh and Local produce market stall </li></ul><ul><li>The Happy Bin </li></ul>
  21. 26. ecodyfi.org.uk dyfibiosphere.org.uk footprint.wwf.org.uk cyfrifiannell.wwf.org.uk
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