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Ty Bro Ddyfi,
Y Plas,
Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8ER, UK.
phone: 01654 703965
e-mail: info@ecodyfi.org.uk

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press release10/11/2009

Jobs, warmth and rainforests

The Dyfi Valley’s regeneration group has created a varied agenda for the public forum that traditionally follows its Annual General Meeting. This year, the event will be held at the new Hall at Y Plas in Machynlleth, on Wednesday 18th November.

Facilitators from Menter a Busnes will help those present come up with new business ideas for the area, using methods developed with farmers in their Agriscop programme. Menter a Busnes Director, Alun Jones, said, “This is an unusual opportunity for farmers and non-farmers to work together. I hope one or more action groups can be formed out of this session, eventually leading to the creation of new jobs.”

Following this, participants will have the opportunity to shape plans being drawn up to bid for £500,000 of Government grant aid. The main focus of this “Low Carbon Communities Challenge” is expected to be on helping people use less energy to heat their homes.

Thirdly, the indigenous Amazonian leader of the Ashaninka tribe's Bioclimatic Association will describe the struggle his people are having in Peru to resist illegal logging and the clearance of rainforest.

Martin Ashby, one of ecodyfi’s two Co-Chairs, said these very different subject matters showed how ecodyfi is engaged in a wide range of activities. “Making the local economy more robust is very important to us”, he said, “And we see that de-forestation and our waste of energy are both contributing to climate change”.

All residents and businesses are welcome to attend the annual meeting and forum but are asked to book a place by phoning 01654 703965. The event starts at 7 pm and will include a buffet between the AGM and the forum.

Further information:
Andy Rowland, ecodyfi Manager: 01654 703965
Allan Wynne Jones, ecodyfi Co-Chair 01654 702658
Martin Ashby, ecodyfi Co-Chair 07590 764115

Ecodyfi is the local regeneration organisation for the Dyfi Valley.