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List of board members: Excel document, 60kB]

Become a volunteer with ecodyfi!

Legal structure

More information

Plas Machynlleth (formerly Celtica) Steering Group proposal [All these links are to Word documents under 70kB]:
Profit & loss estimate
Opinion survey results 28 Mar 06
Business sub-group report
Arts sub-group report
Creative industries sub-group report

Summary of ecodyfi 's Business Plan for 2007 / 08 [Word doc 57kB].
Summary of ecodyfi's Forward Plan for 2006 / 07 [Word doc 64kB]

ecodyfi newsletter March 2005 and annual review 2004 [PDF 450kB]

Development plan 2002:
Plan [Word file size 226kB] | Cover [Word file size 100kB] | Action appendices 1 [Word file size 988kB] | Appendix 2 [Word file size 84kB].

Minutes of all Ecodyfi board meetings:
1998: Nov
1999: March | July | Sept
2000: Jan | March | June | Sept | Dec
2001: March | June | Sept | Dec
2002: March | April | May 16 | May 23 | July 11 | Oct 17
2003: Jan 15 | May 1 | July 18 | Dec 1
2004: April 22 | Aug 2 | Dec 8
2005: Feb 17 | May 9

Other documents:
Report on job creation in Talybont
project proposals (February 2004)
January 2004 Newsletter
Annual General Meeting Feb 10 2001
Annual General Meeting May 9th 2002
Annual General Meeting June 19 2003
Annual General Meeting June 28 2004
Annual General Meeting June 16 2005 [Word Doc 46kB | PDF 50kB]
Wales and Borders Trains meeting July 2002
Community Car Scheme Meeting 7 January 2003
The Future of Ceinws Camp Final Report (2004) [Acrobat PDF 300kB]
Biosphere Report (2004) [Word file 96kB]
Biosphere discussion document (2003) [Word file 61kB]
Draft cycling strategy document (2003) [Word file 201kB]
CAfE case study (2002) [PDF 159kB]
Ecodyfi Consultation response (Feb. 2002) as a web page; a PDF [84kB]; or a Word file [66kB]

Events Calendar

Join Us - ecodyfi membership details

Membership forms in pdf [file size174kB] or Word [file size 89kB] formats

Have Your Say: Feedback form

Contact Us

The Dyfi Valley

A green haven


Health Links

Links Policy and Terms and Conditions of Site

Projects: Tirwedd Dyfi


Project summary

Dathlu Dyfi - Programme

Dathlu Dyfi - Explanatory notes

Mentro Allan

What's Happening

Who is it for?


Want to join in?

Staff Area

The Dyfi Footprint Project

Projects: Communities First

Section no longer updated: see the Communities First web site for Bro Ddyfi, Powys

Samhain Lantern Procession and celebration

Dyfi Light Fest programme 2006

Gwyl y Golau picture gallery - 2006

Samhain picture gallery 2 - 2005

Samhain picture gallery 1 - 2002-04

Samhain 2005 poster [pdf]

Projects: Transport

Transport Guide to the Dyfi Valley

summary of the application to Community Fund (lottery) for funds to establish a three-year transport project. [Word document 39kB].

Draft cycling stategy document [Word file 201kB]

Projects: Tourism


The Dyfi Valley Rural Tourism Growth Area

Twristiaeth Dyfi Tourism - your association

Promoting your events

Dyfi Trails Newsletter 1

Tourism Industry Training Powys Anticipation Project Newsletter

TGA visitor survey, as a Microsoft Powerpoint presentation [650kB], or as a Microsoft Word document [60kB]

September 2002 tourism newsletter, as a web page or as a Word document [296kB].

Draft Cycling Review and Strategy for Action. [Word document 197kB].

Projects: Energy

Energy efficiency

Peak oil and climate change

Ecodyfi's response to the Government's Energy Review [Word doc 26kB]

Ecodyfi's energy programme

The Bro Dyfi Community Energy Fund

Using old vegetable oil as bio-diesel in Powys

Maesglas water power case study

List of ecodyfi's renewable energy projects

Community renewable energy

Discussion on community wind energy projects

Report on community renewable energy projects [PDF file 395kB]

Lessons learned on community consultation from the community wind farm project at Awel amen Tawe in South Wales PDF [1.1MB]

Report on local and community ownership of wind projects 2004 [Word doc: 260kB]

Report on local and community ownership of wind projects 2001.[Word doc: 96kB].

Bro Ddyfi Community Renewables Ltd.

Bro Ddyfi Community Renewables newsletter 1

Using Wood as a Fuel - report: as a web page [150kB] or Word document [5.9Mb].

Report: The Silviculture, Nutrition & Economics of Short Rotation Willow Coppice in the Uplands of Mid-Wales [PDF 141kB]

Dyfi Solar Club

More information and a request-for-a-visit form, Word document, [259kB]

Projects: Waste

How you can get involved

How to reduce waste

Where to recycle what and what to recycle where

Kerbside collections in Gwynedd

Kerbside collections in Machynlleth

Composting guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Why bother?

Projects: recycling

Projects: real nappies

Projects: composting

Report on project [Word doc: 39kB]

Projects: schools

Projects: waste audit of the valley

Future projects

Useful websites - for home, business, school and children

Useful contacts

About Tom O'Kane and the project's sponsors

Projects: Growing

Get growing - course description

Course content

Questions and answers

Weekly activities

Course materials

Introduction and Week One notes [Word doc: 60kB] pdf version

week one course photos

week one diary photos

Week Two notes [Word doc: 60kB] pdf version

week two course photos

week two diary photos

Week Three notes [Word doc: 60kB] pdf version

week three course photos

week three diary photos

Week Four notes [Word doc: 60kB] pdf version

week four course and diary photos

Week Five notes [Word doc: 60kB] pdf version

week five course photos

week five diary photos

Week Six notes [Word doc: 60kB] pdf version

week six course photos

week six diary photos

Week Seven notes [Word doc: 60kB] pdf version

week seven course photos

week seven diary photos

Week Eight notes [Word doc: 80kB] pdf version

week eight course photos

week eight diary photos

Week Nine notes [Word doc: 80kB] pdf version

week nine course photos

week nine diary photos

Week Ten notes [Word doc: 80kB] pdf version

week ten course photos

week ten diary photos

Week Eleven notes [Word doc: 80kB] pdf version

week twelve diary photos - Ryton Gardens trip

Week Thirteen notes [Word doc: 80kB] pdf version

week thirteen course photos

week thirteen diary photos

Projects: Growing to Learn

Glantwymyn School

Llangynfelyn School

Machynlleth School

Projects: Woodlands

'Working Your Woods' Demonstration [Word Doc 400kB]

Using wood as a fuel as a web page [150kB] or Word document [5.9Mb].

Forest Quality report [pdf document; size 2.6Mb]

Forest Quality summary document [Word doc; [32kB]

Projects: Fair trade valley

Minutes of meetings index page

Minutes 23.03.06

Minutes 22.09.05

Minutes 09.02.05

Minutes 27.01.05

Minutes 16.09.04

Minutes 22.07.04

Minutes 27.05.04

Minutes 25.03.04

Meeting minutes 15.1.04

Minutes 13.11.03

Minutes of Meeting to form Steering Group 17.07.03

How we got Fair Trade Status

Fair Trade Guide to the Dyfi Valley

Leaflet and local suppliers - English

Fair Trade Fortnight 2007 events

Fair Trade Fortnight 2005

Newsletter - Fair Trade Foundation 17.08.03

The Petition to the Council

Poverty Amidst Plenty by Sekiku Joseph, Tanzania

Fairtrade Fortnight 3 - 16.03.03

Useful Websites




Projects: The Happy Bin

Section no longer updated. Go to the Happy Bin site

About Project 2

Message board

Schools' records:

Dafydd Llwyd
Dyffryn Trannon
Mach After School
Weekly progress

The pilot Happy bin project

About the pilot project
Bulletin board

Schools' records:



Dinas Mawddwy
Craig yr Wllfa
Weekly progress

Dyfi Biosphere Area

Section no longer updated. Go to the Dyfi Biosphere site


Renewable energy advice under one roof

Renewable energy support for businesses

Community action

Welsh language and landscape celebration

Ecodyfi AGM

Mentro Allan Celebration Day hailed as a huge success

Youngsters get their skate ramp at last!

Community land trust launches logo competition

Recruiting for community land

Tirwedd Dyfi

Warmer homes, smaller bills, lower carbon

Jobs, warmth and rainforests

Tesco Application

New Book-a-bus service

Wales UNESCO Biosphere

Out and Active at Cartref Dyfi

Protests at early loss of novel bus

Active Learning? Take a Walk in Welsh

Getting Fit? What a pain in the Assets!

Spring into action!

Tywyn to Aberdyfi cycling and walking path Public Consultation

Get Growing Goes Wild - in Ynyslas and Pantperthog

Free yoga for Mums-to-be!

First Dyfi Biosphere grants approved

Start a walk with a kiss

Grants available through the Dyfi Biosphere

Gwenno follows in Bev's footprints

Another successful Gwyl y Golau festival

Ecodyfi is looking for a Sustainable Living Officer

Speeding in Machynlleth: A Petition

Innovative village bus services in the Dyfi Valley

Dyfi Valley to ask for new Biosphere status

From the Amazon to the Dyfi

Local student helps the Dyfi Biosphere

Out and About with US Mach

Waste Watchers Job Vacancy

Dyfi Biosphere opinions needed

Lunch Launches Slow Food Group

Great news for Penegoes - our safe route is one step nearer

How Big is your Footprint?

Community Strategy offers help

Get Growing gets going again!

Health project to boost activity levels in the Dyfi Valley

Encouraging people to get out and enjoy the open air

Investing in the Dyfi Valley

Trail blazing festival lights up the nights

The only Biosphere Area in the country

Machynlleth's second community-owned wind turbine

Plugging the leaks!

Bro Ddyfi today - photo exhibition

Oil and food mix at ecodyfi! (AGM invite: Thurs. 22 June)

Plas Machynlleth: The People's Proposal

Good health not a lottery

Supporting local jobs - 30 March

Get Growing Growers to Grow Great Greens for another year

New start for Plas Machynlleth

Saving energy in Dinas Mawddwy

New start for the Plas?

Ysbryd y Mwynwyr - Spirit of the Miners

Lantern Festival lights up Machynlleth

Don't miss the Samhain celebration!

Mountain Bike Trail Build Training Project creates opportunities

Samhain lantern procession is saved

Local food schemes success

Local businesses talking rubbish

Achievements and plans presented at packed Annual General Meeting

Act now against climate change

Bontgoch fights for its community building

Changing nappies changes what goes into Welsh landfill sites

Turbine membership on offer

Come to the AGM!

First for fair trade: organic cotton

Dyfi Valley Gardeners Get Growing

Dyfi Active: Getting Active this Spring

New dual-use path linking Derwenlas and Machynlleth

An outdoor gym with a difference

Dinas Mawddwy heating scheme: Public Meeting 9th March

Record electricity production from wind co-op

Tourist tea is Fairtrade tea

New group seeks bus solutions

Healthy Dyfi Valley tomatoes

Mr Lembit Opik MP opens the Teenzone project

Wales' first community wind turbine has won a Eurosolar UK Award

Dyfi Valley action plan on show

New community turbine meeting: 7.30 Tuesday 26th October

Wood to heat Dinas Mawddwy? Public Meeting 13th Oct

ecodyfi's response to the Assembly consultation on renewable energy

Exhibition at Ty Bro Dyfi: linocuts by Ian Phillips of the Dyfi Valley Way

New car sharing website for Mid Wales

Affordable housing report - public launch Monday 20th Sept.

Ecological business unit available

Free training offer

Dyfi Valley planning in progress

Recycling is the norm in the Dyfi Valley

Talybont people want jobs and workshops (report announcement)

Talybont report [Word doc 139kB]

Launch of the real nappy trial

Dyfi Active is a new outdoor activities group that is determined to make a splash in this expanding sector of the tourism market.

Mach Off Road Ltd announces new Dyfi Mountain Biking Trails to open Autumn 2004

Regeneration the Dyfi Valley way - news from the 2004 ecodyfi AGM

Ecodyfi and Farming Connect are working to get more vegetables and hardy crops grown in the Dyfi Valley

Action plan for the Dyfi Valley: Public meetings in July

Dyfi Valley Biosphere conference a success

International experts and local people will be examining the potential benefits of a unique United Nations honour at a conference in Machynlleth this June.

Machynlleth Mediaeval Day photographs

Quarry café and shop win Local Food awards

Listen to a programme on the work of ecodyfi on Radio Wales

Dyfi Biosphere Conference: Wed. 9 - Fri. 11 June

Dyfi Active - a new section of the web site for activity providers and visitors to the area

Join ecodyfi's real nappy trial and save money

New recycling depot for Machynlleth and Dyfi Valley

Are you interested in helping to create your own job? Invitation: 21st April

Ceinws wants housing and play space for local people

Internet prize within our grasp!

Local women can train as 'breastfeeding supporters' - launch event May 11.

During Fair Trade Fortnight members of the Dyfi Valley for Fair Trade Group collected over 1,100 pledges to buy fair trade products on a regular basis from the 12,500 people of the Dyfi Valley.

Ceinws Forestry camp ideas to be discussed at March 17 public meeting.

New Business Information Surgeries in Machynlleth

European grant funds Machynlleth community currency system

Aberystwyth students make plans for Machynlleth's tourism future

Ceinws camp consultation begins

Ecodyfi is teaming up with Farming Connect to help Dyfi Valley farmers interested in horticulture

Sustainable tourism project in Cornwall seeks inspiration from the Dyfi Valley

Broadband: Enter our Logo Competition and win a Playstation 2

Community forum focuses on housing

Kerbside recycling collections reach Machynlleth

Ceinws Forestry Camp consultation

Pentre Bach Holiday Cottages scoops Sustainable Tourism Award

Young People's Live Music Gig from Communities First -18 Dec - Kentucky AFC + more!

Community forum on transport Dec 17 2003

New Dyfi Valley Transport Guide published

News of the Community Strategy and the next meetings of the Fora on Community Safety, Lifelong Learning and the Environment

September 2003 newsletter

Business Women's Support Evening on Tuesday 23 September 2003 at Celtica, Machynlleth.

Broadband for Bro Ddyfi campaign

Laundry opportunity

Talybont job creation

European award

Capture Wales workshops

AGM report 2002/3

Water power in Mallwyd

Community wind turbine launch

Make the Dyfi Valley a Fair Trade valley

New community waste workers appointed

Ecodyfi's new premises launch day

Dyfi valley website re-launched

Powys County Council sustainable energy award

Andy Rowland receives EC Award [Word document 20kB]

Glossary of terms about sustainability