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  • TRANSATLANTIC TRADE & INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP petition

    Can we encourage as many as possible to sign and/or organise petitions - and if possible to attend the "Day of Action" at the Carmarthen Guildhall on Saturday 30th August at 10am.

    If the TTIP goes ahead, as is being discreetly negotiated at present, it will make billions for the US global corporations and ruin our society, economy and environment in the process.

     

     

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  • The new Three Towns Food Network, linking Knighton, Presteigne and Kington to increase local food resilience, will be showing at Knighton Agricultural Show on 30 August (next to the tea tent, with Tene Valley Environmental Group and Knighton Tree Allotments Trust. Read more ...  

  • The 2014 Spring Greens Fair

     

    Bigger, better, bursting with good things green, but still intimate and charming...the 2014 Spring Greens Fair is back this weekend, 3/4 May at the wonderful Court of Noke, Staunton on Arrow. Mid Wales Permaculture Network will be there, of course (perennial forest garden plants for sale and adopt-a-plant with free plants for children. This year there will be even more wonderful food, activities, forum discussions, demonstrations, crafts, performace... see it all here:

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  • FARMERS MARKET

    AND TRANSITION PRESTEIGNE SKILLSHARE

     

    SATURDAY 5TH APRIL

    Memorial Hall, Presteigne, 9am -1pm

     

    LOCAL PRODUCE inc fresh organic veg, local cheeses, meats, eggs, smokerie, scrummy bites, homemade Indian foods, apple juice ...

    A SPECIAL stall for April from Whitton WI

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Pioneering zero carbon community carshare

Talybont Energy has purchased two community 'green' cars which represent different sustainable transport alternatives: electric and biodiesel.

They say : In a rural area like ours, car travel can account for around 1/3 of the 10 tonnes of carbon we generate per person per year.  To address this, the project will explore (a) cars which use alternative

sources of energy and (b) the feasibility of a community car share scheme.

The project starts with 11 volunteer households who have signed up to try to use the zero carbon cars to replace 10% of their own car journeys and to explore how sharing cars might work. If the project is successful, then we expect it to evolve into a fully-fledged community car club in 2011 involving a larger set of community members. As far as we know, this is the first such rural trial (involving zero carbon vehicles) and we will be recording and publicising the groups' experiences.

The project will also evaluate the different infrastructural challenges and economics of 2 different sustainable transport alternatives - electric and biodiesel. Neither offers a single solution for all future transport needs but both might provide parts of an overall solution.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the project will challenge our outlook and habits in regards to personal car use and dependence on fossil fuels.

More info at http://www.talybontenergy.co.uk/

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