MEG – Montgomery Energy Group

MONTGOMERY ENERGY GROUP

Montgomery Energy Group aims to promote sustainable living in and around Montgomery, Wales and to share good ideas of how others help the planet.  We hold monthly meetings and presentations here in Montgomery where all are welcome.

Latest MEG news...

2 weeks ago

Clinton

Come along and help if you can 🙂

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON TWO O' CLOCK.
Cobble cleaning outside the Library. Please bring a trowel or scraper. We also need to move the three plant containers just around the corner. Once cobbles are scraped clean, a good brush followed by a wash down should take less than an hour. Soon after, a coating of Patio Clear will be applied, which should keep the cobbles weed and moss free for three months.
As this will be our first visible activity in the town, Susan Blower has very kindly offered to help, Many thanks Sue. If you would like to join the work party or just show your support, see you outside the Library just before two o' clock, Wednesday, Thanks,

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3 weeks ago

Big Wooden Ball Project

RECYCLING UNWANTED TREE ROOTS AND WASTE
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This is just 4 minutes of wonder !!
I love this idea, process and finished product.
https://vimeo.com/41892788

Contact Keith at kholamon@me.com Shot and Directed by Kaya Dillon Edited by Mike Leuis Music by Jupiter Coyote

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3 weeks ago

Timeline Photos

Nothings really new 🙂 ...

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3 weeks ago

Repair Café Cardiff

Please share with any friends in or around Cardiff 🙂

Bring your broken or damaged item and our volunteer repairers will try to fix it! Repairs are free and you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and maybe even a cheeky slice of cake and meet your neighbours. We will show you how it is done too if you like! The best way to reuse and recycle there is.

Drop us a message on Facebook or Twitter and we will do our best to ensure a repairer is available to fix your item!

On offer will be basic bicycle maintenance, electronics and electrical fixings, sewing, woodworking... we will have a look at most things except Microwaves as they are too dangerous 🙂

More fixers are always welcome - come along even if it is just to find out what is going on! Tell your friends!

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3 weeks ago

Montgomery Wales

Here are pictures of some of the volunteers who kindly offered their time to help keep Montgomery the beautiful place we all love 🙂

Sunday's Street Sweep

A team of 15, including two children and a dog, tackled Broad Street, Princes Street and Arthur Street, with a rainbow of brushes and some very glam gardening gloves!

Cllr Mike Mills kindly demonstrated to willing apprentices the full spectrum of skills they'd require - from the classic spade-lean-and-snooze to the full-on raise-the-dust super sweep!

As the teams worked, the sky became bluer and the sun became warmer, prompting them to decide to cover "just that next bit" several times over. A couple of the team were so at home with the high-vis and hoe that they'll be heading out again mid-week to "finish Arthur Street".

Visitors commented on the lovely atmosphere and great community they saw in Montgomery today - and the beautiful sunny day helped! A visitor from Shrewsbury had "driven here by accident once" and brought his wife back to show her his discovery - they headed off happily for a coffee and castle visit, and they'll be back to check out the new

... See more

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3 weeks ago

storyofstuffproject

Someone asked about the Story of Stuff short films we showed during the Repair Cafe (can't find the post or remember who asked - sorry) so here is a link to their Youtube channel for themand anyone else who's interested https://www.youtube.com/user/storyofstuffproject

The Story of Stuff Project is changing the way we make, use, and throw away Stuff so that we have a happier and healthier planet. Visit us at www.storyofstuf...

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4 weeks ago

ATTN:

Another idea 🙂

Every town should have a mall like this.

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1 month ago

MEG Hydro project

MEG Autumn ECO fair Waterwheel - Phase 2 - Adding internal fins

MEG Hydro - Phase 2 - Internal Fins
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The 12off internal fins that form the innermost water chambers are now fitted ready to have their edges sealed using fibreglass ribbon and resin. Outer fins will be added later to complete each chamber and allow us to maximise the retention of water during its downward fall - thereby getting the most power we can from it's descent. The ply inner chambers will now get several coats of Yacht varnish to protect them from the water when in use. The waterwheel is intended to only be used for 1 or 2 weeks each year at our MEG ECO Fair at Whitegates pool here in Montgomery so should last many years if stored in a dry place when not being used.

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1 month ago

Visit Montgomery

Exciting NEW MEG website launched.. All the good stuff - in ONE place. Go SHARE and be one of the first to check it out...
www.MEG-Energy.org.uk

Exciting new MEG website launched...
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All the great MEG project news from Facebook in ONE place 🙂

SHARE and be one of the first to go check it out >>>>
www.MEG-Energy.org.uk

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1 month ago

Llandrindod Repair Cafe

The Repair Café names the seven easiest things you can fix yourself (and that includes laptops), saving you a small fortune and benefiting the environment

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1 month ago

MEG Hydro project

The Waterwheel electricity generator for our Autumn ECO Fair at Whitegates pools has started to be constructed. The two, 1 metre diameter side discs have been cut out from marine ply, the central reinforcing wood supports have been fitted and the fin locations marked out ready for them to be fitted in the next phase of the build.

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1 month ago

Luke N

Some photos of yesterday's Repair Cafe 🙂

We all had so much fun at Montgomery's first Repair Cafe yesterday, well done fixpert team - 53 items repaired! it was a lovely and very well supported community event

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1 month ago

Luke N

Next project idea for MEG? 🙂

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1 month ago

Timeline Photos

We're in the County Times today 🙂 Thank you to our fabulous Town Crier Sue 🙂 Hope we can fix your lamp 🙂

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1 month ago

10:10 climate action

Along similar lines to our Repair Cafe 🙂

Do you know how to fix your laptop, bike, jumper or chair? At the Edinburgh Remakery, they’re teaching fixing skills and saving stuff from landfill.

Check them out: www.edinburghremakery.org.uk

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1 month ago

MEG Mini Hydro ECO Fair

Montgomery Energy Group (MEG) are planning a new Montgomery Town 'ECO Fair' event to take place in November 2017. As part of the ECO fair we will be using the water flowing over the small weir at Whitegate Pools to power a waterwheel and generate usable electricity. This will be used to power LED light displays around the pools and tree held lights to show just what can be achieved using the power from a small waterfall. See other posts for more details...

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1 month ago

Visit Montgomery

Well done to all who helped yestetday 🙂

MEG Litter pick day - 8th APRIL 2017
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8 volunteer litter pickers from Montgomery spent 2 hours on Saturday 8th April 2017 in bright sunshine clearing litter from locations around the town and local walking routes. Bags, Holding Hoops, Litter picker sticks, gloves and hi-vis waistcoats were provided by 'Keep Wales Tidy'. Interestingly... most of the litter collected from the Castle area, lanes and slopes mainly consisted of quite old glass / plastic bottles and drinks tins.

This is good news as it shows that very little recent litter has been deposited and our visitors can now enjoy a litter free Montgomery visit, plus our townsfolk can have even more pride in our lovely location and town. MEG (Montgomery Energy Group) plan to repeat this exercise every few months as this will help keep our environment looking at its best in support of the town's 'Destination Montgomery' scheme.

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1 month ago

BuzzFeed Video

I'm sure I saw this for sale in Bunner's recently 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/BuzzFeedVideo/videos/2186480714826132/?pnref=story

This Eco Food Wrap Is Perfect For People Who Love The Environment

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1 month ago

ATTN: Video

https://www.facebook.com/ATTNVideo/videos/1683256828645938/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

Microfibers from our clothes are poisoning the oceans.

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1 month ago

Get Creative, Be Safe!

Hello, is there anything you can facilitate with local schools....

Check out this page on this Website!

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1 month ago

Money For Nothing

This programme has been brought to my attention (thank you Pat Turner). It shows a positive trend towards re-using things that some might consider rubbish. If it's broken, don't throw it away, take it to a Repair Cafe! #RepairCafe #Upcycling

It's the moment you've all been waiting for...
Series 3 of Money For Nothing will be hitting your screens on Monday 6th of March!
The brand new episodes will see our talented team revamping rubbish in style.
Tune in daily at 3.45pm on BBC One.
If you miss any episodes, you can catch up on BBC iPlayer online.

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2 months ago

Every Town Needs a Remakery

Great example 🙂

The Edinburgh Remakery is a social enterprise that teaches repair. The shop sells refurbished computers and furniture, and hosts workshops where people can come along and learn how to repair their...

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2 months ago

Llandrindod Repair Cafe

Llandrindod's Repair Café has been fixing again 🙂

No less than 24 items were fixed at the last Repair Cafe! Faulty things we fixed included a laptop, clock radio, heater, disco light, tyre inflater, solar lamp, midi system, a handbag, a broken chain and a necklace, plus we sharpened various loppers, secateurs, scissors, knives and shears.
We're on every second Saturday at the Celf Centre on Tremont Road. Next Repair Cafe on April 8th, 2 - 5 pm.

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2 months ago

OLIO - The Local Sharing Revolution

1 in 4 fish contain plastic, which humans then eat. This can't be good...

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2 months ago

Wind energy to be created using lamp-posts - BBC News

Genius idea 🙂

An IT company joins forces with a green technology firm to develop wind turbines which attach to lamp-posts.

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4 months ago

Opposing Views

Please share to help people understand why it's important to consider buying less but better quality clothing and not having to sheepishly follow the latest trends.

The average American throws away 82 pounds of clothes every single year. Here is the devastating toll "fast fashion" is taking on our planet:

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4 months ago

Llandrindod Repair Cafe

Also apt for our upcoming MEG Repair Cafes on 15th April and 17th June in the Town hall. Please share 🙂

The January Sales are on, but the best bargain is right on your doorstep:
Llandrindod Repair Cafe restarts Saturday February 11th,
2 - 5 pm at CELF.

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4 months ago

Less Plastic

Let's start the new year as we mean to go on. Please share to help people k ow how they can make a difference 🙂

Could living with less plastic be your New Year's resolution for 2017?

Here are 9 simple tips to help you cut single-use plastic from your life...

http://bit.ly/29Khqe6

#plasticpollutes #plasticpollution #marinelitter #ourocean #lovethesea #refuse #reduce #reuse #refill #refusesingleuse #choosereusables #breakfreefromplastic #lessplastic #newyear #newyearresolution #2017

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5 months ago

Greenpeace UK

Is this as good as it sounds?

Next year, Germany will introduce the world’s first zero-emission passenger train to be powered by hydrogen.

What do you think about this idea?

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5 months ago

INSIDER design

Seems like a good idea to me 🙂 What do you think?

One hour on this bike will power your house for 24 hours.

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5 months ago

Photos from Montgomery Energy Group - MEG's post

We decorated MEGs Christmas tree at Llandyssil church earlier this evening. The many creatively decorated trees were all recovered from Potters. If you get the chance, go along this weekend and have a look at them 🙂

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5 months ago

Justine

Another group setting up a #RepairCafe in the North of England #PositiveNews

Does anyone have any skills they could offer to help with something like this?? I'd be happy to organise/advertise and coordinate a fortnightly/monthly 'fixing cafe' if we could have a bank of people to share their skills on the 'fixing' side of things.

I already have a couple of people who could offer bike repair sessions. Just need electronic/technological folk - and no reason why we couldn't think of any other things that we could also repair - eg, textiles/clothing.

If everyone paid a nominal contribution to have an item fixed, it could pay for room hire and people's time. As a society, we really need to think about repairing more and replacing less. Msg me if you'd be interested. Or tag someone who could be interested to help on the fixing side.

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5 months ago

Timeline Photos

Less plastic bags used means less bags found along the coast = more #PositiveNews 🙂

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6 months ago

Llandrindod Repair Cafe

Just returned from MEG meeting, David Strachan described how Repair Cafe has become a success in Llandrindod Wells, now been running just over 2 years and they have done over 600 repairs

We've now just set up a subgroup to organise a repair cafe for Montgomery. Please get in touch anyone that would like to be part of this. David said we needed not just fixers, but also people to make tea (it's a social event too), people to do publicity, people to set up a children's area so parents can take part etc.

We look forward to tackling all Montgomery's broken things. Thank you David for coming to inspire us.

Run by Llandrindod Transition, repair cafes are fun social events where you can bring broken stuff and be shown how to mend it by skilled volunteers.

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6 months ago

World Economic Forum

Sweden is paying people to fix their stuff instead of throw it away. Let's start on the same route by learning about a #RepairCafe at our meeting on tomorrow evening at the Activity centre 🙂

Sweden is paying people to fix their belongings instead of throwing them away. Read more: http://wef.ch/2fRLp7G

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6 months ago

Zinc

Think before you buy plastics that will just get thrown away...

It's time to ditch the disposable plastics

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6 months ago

Timeline Photos

MEG is holding its first bike repair event on 3rd December - if your bike needs fixing, our team of volunteers will get you back on the road.

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7 months ago

Streetbank - Sharing in your Neighbourhood

Could we get lots of people in Monty sharing their stuff with other people? I've just signed up to streetbank, now to list all my stuff. I've got lots of tools and garden equipment I'd be happy to share with others.
https://www.streetbank.com/about?locale=en

Streetbank puts you in touch with your community, bringing neighbourboods closer and making the world a bit nicer. See members living within one mile, make requests on the community noticeboard, lend items, give away unwanted stuff and ask for help.

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7 months ago

‘Re-use and repair’ business set for Edinburgh launch

Should we try and create this in Montgomery?
http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/business/re-use-and-repair-business-set-for-edinburgh-launch-1-4133333

A new “re-use and repair superstore” in Edinburgh is aiming to reinvent second-hand shopping and repair skills in the city.

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7 months ago

Ashton Hayes Going Carbon Neutral - Home

Could Montgomery become Wales' version of Ashton Hayes? A great example of a community getting together to help the planet 🙂

http://www.goingcarbonneutral.co.uk/

Ashton Hayes going carbon neutral Cheshire UK Charnock

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