Recycling brewery waste to make dog biscuits and reusing coffee waste to make fire logs. Here are just a few ways in which Menter Môn’s new Environmental Officers will assist North Wales businesses over a 12-week period, and the closing date is next Friday!

Over the next few months two of Menter Môn’s projects, Llwyddo’n Lleol 2050 and Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig, will be working together on a new programme, where a group of 18–30-year-olds will be employed to look at different aspects of North Wales businesses to see how they could be more environmentally friendly.

As well as receiving a salary from Llwyddo’n Lleol 2050, they will also receive weekly sessions to report on their progress and receive talks from experts and employers in the environmental field such as Tech Tyfu, Natural Resources Wales and Morlais.

Jade Owen, who is the leader of the Llwyddo’n Lleol 2050 project, said – “I am really looking forward to seeing an enthusiastic group appointed as new Environmental Officers here at Menter Môn. It’s an opportunity for young people to contribute to improving the carbon footprint of businesses, being innovative in their local area, and all while receiving a salary for a 12 week period.

she added – “Today on Earth Day 2022, I urge anyone who is keen to improve the carbon footprint of North Wales businesses and is an environmental enthusiast to take this amazing opportunity. ”

Recently, Llwyddo’n Lleol 2050’s latest ‘business cohort’ programme came to an end as they saw 5 young people benefit from training by business experts for a 10-week period. The group received £1000 in financial support at the end of the scheme to further develop their business ideas.

In addition, the group who were part of the first business cohort have now gone on to be part of the employment scheme, where a group of young people are benefiting from support from Llwyddo’n Lleol 2050 to employ officers to be part of their businesses. These include businesses such as Clyd, Smwddis Swig, Llaeth Medra and Mwydro.

Dafydd Gruffydd, Managing Director of Menter Môn, said – “It’s great to see so many young people benefitting from the Llwyddo’n Lleol 2050 programmes. These programmes are a great way to develop the employability skills of local young people and it’s nice to see young people who have started on one of the programmes going on to develop their businesses by employing staff or expanding the business further.

he added – “‘Environmental Officers’ is another special programme. It is a way of developing the skills of local young people and also a great way of developing North Wales businesses to ensure a greener future for the local area. ”

The ‘Environmental Officers’ deadline is on Friday, April 29th, the scheme will run from May 2022 and end in August 2022. To declare an interest or to apply, please contact jade@mentermon.com or complete the application form.

The project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government. It’s also part funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Gwynedd Council.

Llwyddo’n Lleol 2050 is a project partly funded by the Welsh government through the Arfor Innovation Fund 2050. It is being implemented by Menter Môn on behalf of Anglesey and Gwynedd Council. It has also received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government. It’s also part funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), Gwynedd Council and the Isle of Anglesey Charitable Trust.


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