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Energy Trail in Snowdonia includes famous Permaculture site

Eryri Energy Trail


Sustainability fair in Penrhyndeudraeth, Saturday May 18. This kicks off a week of activities around renewable energy, fuel efficiency and gardening.

EcoBro CIC and partners intend to hold Snowdonia's first Energy Trail event during Wales Sustainability Week 2013. Households, local businesses and other organisations who have made practical steps towards sustainability will open their doors to the public and tell us how they did it. It will be an opportunity for anyone interested to learn the 'what', 'how' and 'why' of energy efficiency by meeting people in the community who have been there and done it. We will also run a series of free and low-cost talks, tours, intallations and workshops across the area to teach practical energy-saving skills, tell Eryri's energy story and explore environmental matters. As part of the trail Chris Dixon will be showing people around off-grid Tir Penhros Isaf.


Events Timetable:


Green Shoots Sustainability Fair

Neuadd Goffa Penrhyndeudraeth

Meet a range of businesses and not-for-profits contributing to a sustainable Snowdonia, buy local

crafts and swap seeds and plants


Wind, Hydro & Solar in Use

Derwydd, Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr

Guided tour of a farm using wind, hydro and solar electricity


Permaculture in Action

Tir Penrhos Isaf, Ganllwyd

Guided tour of an inspiring permaculture smallholding


Energy Conservation in Big Buildings

Canolfan Prenteg

Learn how Cyngor Gwynedd have reduced energy use in Leisure Centres and other public buildings

with technology like Combined Heat & Power plants


Communicating Sustainability

Fat Cat, Bangor

A dynamic workshop on tailoring communications about the environment to capture attention.

Especially useful for professionals


Energy Bills Drop in Clinic

Pontio Shop, 278 High Street, Bangor

Drop in any time during the day to learn about grants and other support available to help reduce

energy bills


Natural Building Techniques

Cae Mabon, Fachwen

Bespoke tour of buildings constructed with traditional skills & screening of the film (Im)permanence


Compodular Demonstration

Hendre Hall, Abergwyngregyn

Learn about Biothermal Heat Exchange technology suitable for use in large gardens, smallholdings

and farms


Setting Up Hydro Projects

Plas Tan-y-Bwlch, Maentwrog

A-Z workshop aimed at individuals and communities interested in benefitting from hydro electricity


Home Energy Efficiency Tour

Moel-y-Ci, Tregarth

Get the low down on efficient insulation, space and water heating in an old stone farmhouse


Sustainable Living Tour

Moel-y-Ci, Tregarth

Get inspired to provide for your self by Moel-y-Ci's abundant gardens


Heating with Wood

Trigonos, Nantlle

Learn about biofuel heating and see a large woodchip boiler


Open Day at Tŷ Hyll


Sessions include a tour of this 'Tŷ Unnos' & honey bee lecture


Open Doors Trail


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