How did GPG come about?

GPG was formally set up when its constitution was signed on 20th April, 2009. Its founding members were representatives from local organisations, including the Penarth Town Council and were individuals with an interest in the community and the environmental agenda.

Where did the name Gwyrddio Penarth Greening come from?

The original members wanted to include ‘greening’ in the title and also wanted the Welsh language to be included. Greening in Welsh is ‘gwyrddio’.

How is GPG different from the Transition Movement?

The work of GPG has many things in common with the Transition Movement. We support their ambition to move from fossil fuel to renewable energy, to reduce both personal and community use of carbon, and to creating a more sustainable and cooperative community. 

However,  when GPG was set up the group did not want to be tied into any formal or ‘staged approach’ to taking our green agenda forward.