Penllergare and COP 26
You will probably have seen a lot about “COP 26” in the media over past weeks. COP26 is the 2021 United Nations climate change conference being held in Glasgow and is looking to address the climate crisis our fragile earth is increasingly suffering from.
As far back as 1896 when Penllergare was still occupied by the Dillwyn Llewelyn family, a scientific paper by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius first predicted that changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels could substantially alter the surface temperature of the earth through the greenhouse effect.
A common catch phrase for the environmental movement has been “Think Global, Act Local.” Although this sometimes seems hard to do with limited resources, we at Penllergare are striving to protect this green oasis in North Swansea as well as contributing positively to global issues. Our 275 Acre site absorbs around 350 tonnes of CO2 every year!
Our existing hydroelectric turbine produces energy from the River Llan and our planned new visitor centre supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Mynydd Y Gwair Wind Farm Community Fund will have solar panels and a planted “green” roof. We will also have an efficient air-source heat pump providing heating for visitors.
We are aiming for Net Zero Carbon and are leading the way with our Climate Adaptation Plan. If you would like to know what else is going in Swansea to support COP 26 please see:
We can all do our bit to protect Penllergare and the planet!
Very best wishes,
All at Penllergare