People supporting people
                    to take enterprising action
against climate change

Case Studies

St David's Eco Car Club

St David's Eco Car Club

Travel Lightly.....

St Davids Eco City Group started a car club – the five seater Nissan Leaf is on lease from Cilgwyn community car club. The Leaf is all electric and has a solar panel on the roof to contribute to the power. It can be charged from a domestic plug with an official range of about 100 miles per charge. Fast charging is already available in places li...

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Ponthafren Association

Ponthafren Association

Ponthafren Association is a user led Mental Health Resource Centre, which serves the community in and around the very rural area of North Powys. It offers a service to anyone with mental health issues or who is socially isolated or excluded and works on an 'open door' policy, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Its members number approximately 250, with an outreach centre in Welshpool and a...

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Flintshare

Flintshare

Food for Your Future

A new way of getting fresh, local food...

FlintShare CSA was started, in 2010, by a group of people who wanted local food produced in a cost effective and sustainable way. We recognise that the days of cheap imports are numbered (perhaps thankfully) and ways of producing more food locally and ‘gently on the land’ must be found. FlintShare ...

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Pembroke Can Make a Difference

Pembroke Can Make a Difference

Interest in activities with a food focus emerged from a lifestyle audit carried out in Pembroke by the Pembroke Can Make a Difference (PCMAD) subgroup of Pembroke 21C Community Association in 2009. Food related issues also arose during the recent community consultation carried out by Pembroke 21C to develop Pembroke’s 2020 Community Plan. These included:

- Community gardens and/or...

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Wheelrights Swansea Cycle Challenge

Wheelrights Swansea Cycle Challenge

Wheelrights are a cycle campaign group covering the Swansea Bay Area, and aim to:

 1.To encourage and assist potential cyclists to take up cycling and thereby prepare them for   using a bike as a means of transportation.
 2.To campaign for better provision for cyclists in the Swansea Bay area.
 3.To provide information about cycling related ac...

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Abergwyngregyn - Hydro electric scheme on Afon Anafon

Abergwyngregyn - Hydro electric scheme on Afon Anafon

Abergwyngregyn Regeneration Company (ARC) have a very successful record of running innovative projects to promote sustainable community development in the historic village of Abergwyngregyn, famous for the towering waterfall at the end of the valley.  The companyʼs achievements include a £470k project to renovate an old mill in the centre of the vill...

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Antur Aelhaearn, Llanaelhaearn - Community Wind Turbine

Antur Aelhaearn, Llanaelhaearn - Community Wind Turbine

In 1974, Antur Aelhaearn was the first community co-operative registered in the UK - the result of local people coming together to stem the tide of people leaving the village through economic regeneration projects.  

Now. 40 years on, the group are working on the Gwynt Aelhaearn project to bring funds into the village to continue supporting this obje...

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Harlech Sustainable Energy Coop Ltd - Biomass boiler for swimming pool

Harlech Sustainable Energy Coop Ltd - Biomass boiler for swimming pool

Harlech has a special swimming pool, flanked by spectacular sand dunes on one side and overlooked by the famous castle on the other.  It is used by individuals and groups from Tywyn to Maentwrog and provides seven local schools with a space for their statutory swimming lessons.  This is why community volunteers rallied to take on the organisation after its closure...

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 YnNi Padarn Peris, Llanberis - Hydro & Solar PV

YnNi Padarn Peris, Llanberis - Hydro & Solar PV

YnNi Padarn Peris is a new group (incorporated in 2014) with big ambitions for the Padarn Peris area.  They benefit from the support of the National Trust and there is a lot of renewable energy experience within the group. 

Several projects are already underway, including: 

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Transition Bro Gwaun Cafe, Fishguard (longer report)

Transition Bro Gwaun Cafe, Fishguard (longer report)

Transition Cafe – Cutting carbon by making use of surplus food

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The Carmarthenshire Outdoor Learning Wales (OLW) Cluster Group

The Carmarthenshire Outdoor Learning Wales (OLW) Cluster Group

The Carmarthenshire Outdoor Learning Wales (OLW) Cluster Group is one of 22 county based networks providing outdoor learning opportunities to people of all ages, supported by Natural Resources Wales. This group engaged Renew Wales to support a Climate Change Action Plan during 201...

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Pallet Furniture Making project - ProMo Cymru workshops at The Abacus / Prosiect Gwneud Dodrefn o Baledi - Gweithdai ProMo-Cymru yn Yr Abacus

Pallet Furniture Making project - ProMo Cymru workshops at The Abacus / Prosiect Gwneud Dodrefn o Baledi - Gweithdai ProMo-Cymru yn Yr Abacus

The Renew Wales Pallet Furniture Making project is an initiative that was designed to promote awareness and encourage people to take action on environmental issues.

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Llangattock Community Woodlands

Llangattock Community Woodlands

In 2013 Crickhowell High School supported an idea around setting up a small woodland group and potential environmental classroom as part of the School Ec...

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Egni PV Co-op

Egni PV Co-op

(Photo from the launch of Egni PV Co-...

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49th Scouts Group, Rymney, Cardiff

49th Scouts Group, Rymney, Cardiff

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Abergavenny Community Woodland Group

Abergavenny Community Woodland Group

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Grenfell Park Street Community Regeneration Partnership, Swansea

Grenfell Park Street Community Regeneration Partnership, Swansea

The Grenfell Park St. Thomas Port Tennant Community Regeneration Partnership (GSP) has existed for over 11 years.  Its base was in St Stephens Church but in 2015 they secured a 20 year lease on a pavilion building within Jersey Park in the St. Thomas ward of the City and County of Swansea. The building had not been used for any activity other than to stor...

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Corwen Reservoir Hydro Power Scheme - Cynllun Ynni Dŵr Cronfa Ddŵr Corwen

Corwen Reservoir Hydro Power Scheme - Cynllun Ynni Dŵr Cronfa Ddŵr Corwen

Corwen Electricity Group came together as a community to build a 55KW, high head hydro scheme in the town of Corwen. The scheme is 100% owned and run by the community. They raised over £300,000 for the construction with a share offer. Over 50% of which were bought by people in and around the town of Corwen. The project started several years ago when t...

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Incredible Edible Carmarthenshire

Incredible Edible Carmarthenshire

 The Incredible Edible movement started 10 years ago in Todmorden, West Yorkshire with the aim to grow food to share and give access to locally produced food! Read more

Clynfyw Care Farm

Clynfyw Care Farm

 

Clynfyw Care Farm and Learning Centre is a Community ...

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Cwm Arian Renewable Energy (CARE)

Cwm Arian Renewable Energy (CARE)

 

                 CARE have been working on establishing a community based renewable energy project since 2004. Their long-term vision is to work with the local area to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, whilst at the same time tackle fuel poverty and soc...

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Blaenau Gwent Youth Group

Blaenau Gwent Youth Group

This group are young people (aged between 11-16) from different schools and education provisions in Blaenau Gwent, who are currently receiving support from Youth Workers on the Inspire 2 Achieve Project. There are between 10 and 30 of young people (depending on how many turn up for a session!)  They have a go at lots of activities includi...

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Milford Youth Matters

Milford Youth Matters

 Routes to Opportunity PLUS is an initiative that offers young people an opportunity to gain accredited training and work-based experiences in a positive and engaging ...

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Reconnect in Nature

Reconnect in Nature

 Reconnect in Nature is a community interest company that helps people reconnect with their natural environment, reconnect with themselves and create a community that supports each other.  Their activities encompass o...

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Digital Bench, Rhydyfelin Youth Club, Pontypridd

Digital Bench, Rhydyfelin Youth Club, Pontypridd

 Members of Rhydyfelin Youth Club came up with the idea for a digital bench while they were learning woodworking skills with the help of Eggseeds, a sustainable education organisation. They identified the problem of charging a phone when out and about and wondered if they could do anything about this problem? Could they come up with an innovative design that ...

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Grŵp Ieuenctid Blaenau Gwent

Grŵp Ieuenctid Blaenau Gwent

 Mae hwn yn grŵp o bobl ifanc (rhwng 11-16 oed) o ysgolion a darpariaethau addysg wahanol ym Mlaenau Gwent, rhai sydd yn derbyn cefnogaeth gan Weithwyr Ieuenctid ar y Prosiect Ysbrydoli i Gyflawni ar hyn o bryd. Mae rhwng 10 a 30 o bobl ifanc (yn ddibynnol ar y nifer sydd yn dod i'r sesiwn!) yn cymryd rhan mewn sawl gweithgaredd ...

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Youth Matters Aberdaugleddau

Youth Matters Aberdaugleddau

 Mae Llwybrau i Gyfle a Mwy yn fenter sydd yn cynnig cyfle i bobl ifanc dderbyn hyfforddiant achrededig a phrofiadau seiliedig ar waith mewn amgylchedd positif a deniadol. Mae'r fenter wedi bodoli ers mis Ionawr 2016 ac yn bartneriaeth sydd yn cael ei hwyluso gan Wasanaeth Ieuenctid Cyngor Sir Benfro a Youth Matters Aberdaugle...

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Ailgysylltu mewn Natur

Ailgysylltu mewn Natur

 Mae Ailgysylltu mewn Natur yn gwmni diddordeb cymunedol sydd yn helpu pobl i ailgysylltu gyda'u hamgylchedd naturiol, ailgysylltu gyda'u hunain a chreu cymuned gefnogol. Mae'r gweithgareddau yn cwmpasu gweithgareddau awyr agored gyda grŵp ehangach o gyfranogwyr, llawer ohonynt wedi profi anfanteision yn eu bywydau. Mae A...

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Mainc Ddigidol - Clwb Ieuenctid Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd

Mainc Ddigidol - Clwb Ieuenctid Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd

 Daeth y syniad am fainc ddigidol gan aelodau Clwb Ieuenctid Rhydyfelin gyda help Eggseeds, sefydliad addysg gynaliadwy, tra roeddent yn dysgu sgiliau gwaith coed. Nodwyd bod yna broblem gwefru'r ffôn pan allan, a tybed os oedd ffordd o ddatrys y broblem hon? Oedd posib creu dyluniad arloesol fydda'n gweithio mewn gwirionedd?

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