Timeline

EcoDewi is proud to be following in the footsteps of the St. Davids Eco City Group which for year’s worked hard to improve the local environment and encourage the community of St. David’s to get involved. We want to ensure their work isn’t forgotten so have put together a timeline of their achievements until the formation of EcoDewi.

Eco City Group launches

February 13, 1995

On XX/XX/XXXX (late 1990s), the St. Davids Eco City Group officially began with a simple main aim of becoming more environmentally aware. Initial plans were to liaise with the City Council and reduce environmental pollution.

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TYF a founding partner

February 13, 1996

Local business TYF, is a founding partner of the new Eco City Group and is proud to have Green Dragon status. TYF’s founder, Andy Middleton said “Environmental care and stewardship has been part of TYF’s DNA since we started business in 1986. We deeply aware of the increasing impact of…

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Beach cleans

February 13, 1996

Regular beach cleans were carried out by the St Davids Eco City Group of the years with Tim Watts leading the way, especially down at Portlysgi Bay, and working with Keep Wales Tidy and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.

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Plastic recycling

January 1, 2003

The Eco City Group was at the forefront of promoting plastic recycling in St. David’s arranging for a storage unit to be located at the St. David’s Waste & Recycling Centre from 2003 until 2019 when Pembrokeshire County Council eventually brought in kerb side domestic plastic recycling.

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Tea towels for sale

February 13, 2005

To help raise funds, organic cotton tea towels were sold around the city.

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Bio-fuel filling station

April 10, 2006

The new bio-fuel filling station opened and provides recycled vegetable oil which can be used in most diesel engines. The fuel, supplied by Sundance Renewables in neighbouring Carmarthenshire, ensures vehicles will only emit CO2 which has already been taken out of the atmosphere by plants grown to make the oil,…

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St Davids becomes first eco city

April 25, 2008

St Davids becomes the UK’s first eco city and aims to become the first carbon-neutral city in the world! https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/st-davids-in-pembrokeshire-is-the-first-eco-city-5c96g9sks7p

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COCA community farm starts

February 13, 2010

COCA community farm starts

Caerhys Organic Community Agriculture (COCA) is a community supported agriculture scheme based at Caerhys Farm in Berea and is the result of meetings between Caerhys farmer, Gerald Miles, and St Davids Eco City Group. At the time it was the only scheme of its kind in Pembrokeshire. https://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/localnews/11143839.st-davids-community-farm-group-enjoy-the-fruits-of-their-labour/

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Community Allotments

February 26, 2010

Digging begins at Emlych, where chairman of the Eco City Group, Andy Dixon, and his wife Anne, have let out part of their land to St Davids City Council for allotment use. https://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/5031885.st-davids-eco-city-week-starts-today/

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Electric car club

May 1, 2013

Electric car club

Creation of an electric car club in St. David’s, the second ever in Wales following the first in Cigwyn near Newport, and supported by Vicky Moller.  The car was a Nissan Leaf and it was parked by a new charger in the TYF car park on the High Street.  Unfortunately…

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Footprint Pledge?

February 13, 2021

Footprint pledge

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Walking routes

February 13, 2021

Single Use Shopping bags

February 13, 2021

Organic cotton single use shopping bags went on sale at CK’s Supermarket and Pebbles Yard Gallery & Cafe amongst other places to raise more funds for the Eco City Group.

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St Davids feeding itself?

February 13, 2021

Project with Swansea University? Andy Middleton?

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