The Botanic Garden aims to be carbon neutral.

To help us do this we are looking at different ways of generating sustainable energy.

Have a look at various appraoaches we are taking – these might inspire you to try them at home,  school, college or at work,


Wind Power

Solar Power

Water Source Heat Pump

Ice House


 For a sustainable future…. 

  • Turn off all non-essential appliances at the wall when not in use. 
  • At school have a team of energy monitors in every classroom responsible for ensuring lights and appliances are off when not in use and at the end of each day. 
  • Use low energy light bulbs – these last longer and use a lot less electricity. 
  • How about buying a solar/wind up torch or   radio? They are great fun and will last a lifetime.

If you want to see practical examples of low-impact living, Lammas exists to support the development of eco villages in West Wales.

For almost 40 years, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Machynlleth has been the inspiration for people across the UK who want to know practical solutions for sustainable living.