In 2017 Ecodyfi set up a Repair cafe in the local community for people to bring along their broken items such as laptops, phones and toasters to be repaired by volunteers. It is held regularly in Machynlleth.
By promoting repairs we can reduce mountains of waste, save money and resources, and reduce CO2 emissions.
Mixed Farming - histories and futures project
The key objective of the LEADER funded ‘Mixed farming – histories and futures’ project is to illustrate that, historically, mixed farming - the growing of crops as well as the raising of livestock – was much more common in Wales than it is now. The aim is to help make the case for supporting sustainable mixed agriculture and a more resilient local food production economy. The project is based upon the recognition that small, family farms are the cornerstone of Wales’ past, current and future rural economy, culture and landscape.
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Trywydd Iach | Outdoor Health Project
Ecodyfi and Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) have teamed up to help our community get active outdoors in the Dyfi Biosphere. We run free outdoor activities for anyone who wants to boost their health and wellbeing, and we're working to improve access to the natural environment for everyone.
Sustainable Communities Wales
Sustainable Communities Wales (SCW) is a programme of free support and advice available to both rural and urban communities across Wales, to help improve the energy efficiency of the community buildings they run. SCW is funded by the Welsh Government's Rural Development Programme and delivered by a consortium of non-profit energy efficiency experts led by Severn Wye Agency.
Energy Local is a new way to enable local communities to work together to pool their locally owned generation and manage local demand to reduce bills and carbon emissions. Energy Local believes that communities should be able to benefit from moving their use of energy to cheaper times of day and matching it to local generation. The portal tells you about the Energy Local clubs that are operating or being set up. You can register your interest and keep up to date with developments. Ecodyfi is helping to start up just such a Club, serving the Eglwysfach/ Machynlleth/Pennal/Corris area.
Welsh Government Energy Service
Ynni Lleol is Welsh Government's renewable energy support service, providing financial and technical support across Wales to develop community renewable energy schemes. Ecodyfi is the contact point for Ceredigion, northern Powys and southern Gwynedd, on contract to the Energy Saving Trust.
Renew Wales helps community groups tackle the causes and impacts of climate change through advice, training, mentoring and technical support from other experienced community practitioners. Ecodyfi is the contact point for north Ceredigion, northern Powys and southern Gwynedd, on contract to Development Trusts Association Wales.
Biosphere road signage
Welsh Government's Visit Wales has agreed to fund most of the cost of erecting bespoke highways signage at key entry points into the Dyfi Biosphere. Co-funders include the Dyfi Biosphere Tourism Association, Aberdovey Attractions and Advertising Committee and Powys County Council.