Invitation to Moon

Egni Coop/Awel Aman Tawe would like to invite you to witness our astronaut’s re-entry to Planet Earth which includes the sharing of the Exhibition that she and over 500 visitors have been creating: Message to the Universe: This is Planet Earth in Pontardawe Arts Centre next Friday 18th October from 6-8pm.

This exhibition encourages people to think about Planet Earth as a whole and consider that in the vastness of the universe, this home of ours, as far as we know, is the only place where life exists. It celebrates 50 years since the Moon landing but also raises awareness of Climate Chaos – and Egni’s all-Wales solar share offer. It’s fun and thought-provoking: artist-poet Emily Hinshelwood has landed ‘Greta’ on the moon, live-streaming footage from NASA’s space station for one moon-day (28 earth days). She is currently living in the capsule and will be there until the 18th! Emily will be reading her poem ‘What If’ which takes its title from Rob Hopkins’ (co-founder of the Transition Movement) new book.

Please click here is you’d like to attend. There’ll be a free glass of European wine, Welsh beer/juice and delicious local produce!

Egni Solar installations: we’re currently installing on nine sites: Queen’s Hall Narberth, Pontypridd Precision  Engineering in Ferndale, Cwmgors Energy Centre, Pontus Ltd in Hirwaun, Hirwaun Community Centre, East Williamston Community Hall, Glasdir Conference Centre, Cadoxton Community Centre and Owain Glyndwr Community Centre – a range of community buildings and forward-thinking Welsh businesses who are committed to tackling climate change and reducing their energy overheads. These installs add to our existing seven sites which have been operating well since 2014.  In the pipeline are many more community buildings and businesses.

Share Offer: We’ve now raised £965k from our co-op share offer and had a loan offer from Development Bank of Wales for £3.5m. However, we’d like to engage as many people and companies as possible across the UK in owning rooftop solar in Wales – so please invest from £50. It also means Egni can put more money into future climate change and education projects as our Share Offer interest to our members is 4%/year whereas money we borrow from the Development Bank is @5%

Vote for us! We’re been shortlisted in two awards where there’s a public vote. One is for our Moon Mission photo which has been shortlisted in the Community Energy England and Wales Awards – you can vote here. The other is the Cynnal Cymru Sustainable Academy Awards where Egni Coop has been shortlisted for the best project.

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