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Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8ER, UK.
phone: 01654 703965

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8.3.2007ecodyfi press release

Dyfi Valley residents are being challenged to live on the one planet we have rather than the three we seem to think we have! People dropping in to Ty Bro Ddyfi in Machynlleth - on any Wednesday afternoon from 26th March - can try out a new quiz to explore their impact on the planet.

Wales' ecological footprintecodyfi (the community-run development organisation) and the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) are beginning a new and exciting project known as "The Dyfi Footprint". ecodyfi's Sustainable Living Officer, Bev Dimmock, explained what it's all about.

"All of us have an impact on the environment through the spending decisions we make every day," she said. "This includes the way we travel, the food we eat, and how we heat our homes."

"This impact can be measured by calculating the natural resources used (and the pollution made) by these choices. It can be described as a number of 'global hectares' - that is, the land area we each need to support our lifestyle. This is our own 'Ecological Footprint'.

Bev went on to say that WWF had worked out that if everybody in the world lived the same way as we do in Wales, we would need three planets to support us.

Over the next three years, Dyfi Footprint will help people measure their personal Eco Footprint and help individuals and groups to identify how their footprint can be reduced in local, practical ways. Some of this work will be done by young people, who will be asked to imagine how we could do things differently.

The Dyfi Footprint Project is funded by the Countryside Council for Wales, CAE (Snowdonia National Park Authority), Environment Wales (Welsh Assembly Government), The Ceniarth Trust and WWF UK.

A series of "drop in" sessions will take place throughout the area to help people measure their Eco Footprint. The first of these will be at the ecodyfi offices at Ty Bro Ddyfi in Maengwyn Street on the 21st March between 2pm and 4pm. This will be repeated every Wednesday afternoon from then on.

In addition, Bev is available to use the quiz with social groups. She can be contacted on 01654 703965 or by email.

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