A week of panic & uncertainty

We have known for years that our complex interconnected global community, with just in time delivery and lean stocking is vulnerable to significant disruption. As we continue to witness climate breakdown it has felt important for us to focus on developing a stronger local-food…

Llanfyllin institute garden wins national gardens scheme award

Its an underused space behind the institute building that previously they paid to have strimmed and trimmed year to keep it tidy. Now it is on its way to being a focal point for community growing for the Tanat & Cain valley community and…

Tree planting

“Forest restoration isn’t just one of our climate change solutions, it is overwhelmingly the top one.” (Prof Thomas Ward Crowther – Chief Scientific Advisor to the UN’s Trillion Tree Campaign)  Lisa Barlow from the Severn Rivers Trust has 2,000 trees to plant under the NRW…

small and slow solutions

Imagine being 15 right now and being told that within a few short years the window of opportunity to prevent run away climate change will be shut forever. This the reality that the climate change generation are waking up to. When responses include stopping…

Yes it is an emergency!

Is it strong to be calling this an emergency? The question was raised by the Town Council. We discussed this at the BRACE meeting this week and the answer we came back with is yes.. emergency is absolutely the right term as immediate action…

UN chief warns of ‘grave climate emergency,’ says Paris Agreement goals not enough

Praising New Zealand’s climate leadership U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres lauded the Paris climate accord, but said even if its promises are fully met, the world still faces what he described as a catastrophic three-degree temperature rise by the end of the century. Arctic permafrost is…

Greening the landscape

These pictures below are a little tour of Machynlleth visiting the Gerddi Bro Ddyfi project where a tam of volunteers supported by a core team are gardening the edge of the town and the playing fields for wildlife, diversity and production. There are some…

Notes from 6/6/19

Thanks to Aine who chaired the meetings, next meeting facilitator: Barbara Electric Vehicles Talk from Bill Smith, Bill owned and ran Bashchurch service garage for 35 years and has an extensive knowledge of the motor trade and electric vehicles from their first introduction to…

George Monbiot on why ‘Climate Change Goes Deeper Than Capitalism’

Guardian columnist George Monbiot is one of the foremost progressive political thinkers in Britain today, one who has long put a spotlight on environmental issues, particularly those ignored by the mainstream press. He joins us The Elephant to talk about how the climate change…

Cymru Ein Dyfodol – Our Future Wales

I think this really matters, it is essential for Wales as a nation as it puts us on the leading edge of positive change. Evaluating all new development through the perspective of the Well Being of Future Generations Act creates an essential lens that…