Climate change pledges and cake at Abbeyfield Brecon

Last year Abbeyfield House came together with Renew Wales to discuss ways they could make a difference to the planet at their home and to celebrate the success they've already had.

"Solar electricity is green renewable energy and doesn't release any harmful carbon dioxide or other pollutants" said Peter Jackson, Chairman of Abbeyfield Brecon. "As an organisation we are thinking hard about our carbon footprint” he said.

The lively climate change conversation was fuelled by cake iced with the number of KW hours of electricity generated and attendees at the Celebrating Solar Party shared their concerns about climate change.  Encouraged by Vanessa they thought about what they could do individually and together to make a difference.  "No action is too small"  she said "being neighbourly and doing things together can make a difference."

Many of those at the party made personal pledges to making a difference. 

"We may be old but it doesn’t mean we don’t care about the planet and about future generations" said one resident.  

Ideas that came forward included sharing journeys, reducing waste, using water saving taps and showers and reducing food miles by growing fruit and vegetables at home. "Renew Wales is pleased to work with other community groups to help them develop their ideas to tackle climate change" said Vanessa. "It’s amazing what a conversation and a cake can lead to."

"We have been overcome by the commitment and generosity of those attending, someone at the event is now considering sponsoring more panels on the building" said Mr Jackson.


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