“We have everything we need to create a positive future.”

Paul Allen.

 Powys Transition and Low Carbon Communities invite you to their forth-coming conference “ZERO CARBON POWYS: Rethinking the Future for our Rural Communities” on Saturday 8th November 2014,from 10.00 to 16:00 at the beautiful new venue “Wales Institute for Sustainable Education,” within the Centre for Alternative Technology at Machynlleth.

This conference will discuss the latest Zero Carbon Britain report, which shows that it IS possible to protect our planet without hardship!

The keynote speaker will be PAUL ALLEN the Zero Carbon Britain project leader, and our conference will be of great interest to everyone who is concerned with building sustainable and resilient communities anywhere in rural Britain.

 Powys Transition and Low Carbon Communities Network (PTLCC)

PTLCC links and supports the many groups in Powys working actively towards building thriving sustainable communities.

Zero Carbon Britain “We have the technology to power ourselves with 100% renewable energy, to feed ourselves sustainably and to leave a safe and habitable climate for our children and future generations. Using only current technology and acting in line with the current climate science, we can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions to net zero whilst maintaining a modern standard of living. We can provide a reliable energy supply for the UK with 100% renewable energy sources and flexible carbon neutral back up, without fossil fuels, nuclear power, or gambling on the promise of future technology. We can grow the vast majority of the food we need for a healthy, low carbon diet, and manage our land to capture carbon, nurture biodiversity and increase the health and resilience of our ecosystems. We can create 1.5 million jobs, improve our wellbeing, and help ensure the future we leave for our children and generations to come is safe and sustainable.”

The ticket charge of £5 has been made possible through the support of the Connecting Voices programme; concessions and group discounts are also available. We want to make this conference affordable to all, so please do not hesitate to contact our administrator Sally Owen for details.

If you would like to offer or find a lift share to the event contact Sally Owen, as above.

Supported by PAVO, the BIG Lottery Fund and RENEW Wales

Zero Carbon Powys flyer


Charts from Spring Conference2014

The charts (linked to below), were produced in “open space” workshops at our Spring Conference in March.

These produced lively discussions about climate change and people’s attitude to it, a wide ranging exploration of food systems, the support available from Transition Network, the challenge of encouraging and supporting volunteers, and the potential of  linking wind power and electric biking.

"Open Space" Discussion

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Click on the links to view the charts.


Climate Change facts

Food systems

How Can Transition Network Help


Suporting volunteers


"Open Space" Discussion

“Open Space” Discussion


Mike Thomas from Transition Network was a speaker at our Spring Conference, and has written about it in his blog, as reported in the latest Transition Network newsletter-

“Powys Networking Day

Powys in Transition has gained funding to setup a regional network of local organisations involved in Transition or Low Carbon Communities. Mike Thomas went along to the launch event.”



Powys Transition and Low Carbon Communities network is an organisation formed to connect and support groups throughout Powys which are involved in promoting community resilience and in exploring ways in which we can reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. “Transition” is also about creating vibrant communities, helping us all become involved, promoting locally grown food, community energy projects, all kinds of creativity, and reducing waste.  You can find out more about the Transition Movement here..

PTLCC has recently been awarded Big Lottery funding as part of the Connecting Voices project, which will enable us to provide Transition training courses and to organise conferences.  We held our first training event in January this year, and our first conference in April.

We are currently planning our next exciting conference on Saturday, November 8th (watch this space for more details!)  so put that in your diary now!.

Some pictures from January-

And from April







PTLCC SPRING CONFERENCE Saturday 29th March 2014

Powys Transition  & Low Carbon Communities  Spring Conference 2014

‘Engaging the Wider Community’

**** STOP PRESS Key Note Speaker –  Rob Procter of RENEW Wales ******

Speakers –  Andrew Capel (transport choices), Jeremy Thorp (community renewables), Steve Jones (Food resilience)

 Workshops – Mike Thomas (Transition Network Initiatives Coordinator), Amanda Dean & Ann Owen (Transition trainers).

Venue – Media Resource Centre, Llandrindod Wells

Date – Saturday 29th March 2014

Time – Coffee & reception 10:15, Start 10:45, Finish 4:00pm

Booking Essential – to book a place, contact  our administrator by email or  ring 01982 553398

Cost – £15 per delegate (free places available for member groups – book early!)  Buffet lunch and refreshments included.

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funded by the PAVO “One Powys- Connecting Voices” programme

ABOUT US     The Powys Transition & Low Carbon Communities network is an unincorporated association of Powys Transition Towns  and other Powys town or village groups that are focussed on helping their local communities to make the transition from high dependency on fossil fuels to a low carbon future and on improving the resilience of their communities. See our  constitution for more detail.

FUNDING   from the Big Lottery Fund has been provided for PTLCC through the PAVO One Powys – Connecting Voices programme for five years 2013- 2018 to provide our member groups with  

  • free places on Transition Training courses ,
  • annual county Gatherings,
  • promotional materials,
  • residents opinion surveys
  • opportunities for sharing knowledge, experience and resources.


If your Powys town or village already has  a constituted Transition Town or Low Carbon Community group, or another constituted group with similar aims, please get in touch with us to enquire about FREE MEMBERSHIP of the PTLCC. If not, but you are thinking of starting such a group, we’d love to hear from you, please do  get in touch to find out more about how we can help you get started.


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