Archive for November, 2016

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Cardiff Met named as top university in Wales in this year’s People and Planet Green League 2016

Cardiff Metropolitan University are celebrating being named the top university in Wales in this year’s People and Planet League 2016 and placing fourth out of 150 universities in the UK. They have risen from second in Wales and 19th in the UK in the League, which ranks UK universities on their environmental and social justice performance. Hannah […]

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PhD Scholarship: Waste material upcycling solutions for office furniture manufacturing with circular economy ambitions

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship funded by the Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS 2) scheme intended to start February 2017. The project will be based in the Faculty of Art and Design, University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Swansea Campus) and Orangebox Ltd. More information can be found on the jobs.ac.uk website

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Conservationists herald bag tax impact on beach rubbish

The number of plastic carrier bags found on UK beaches has dropped by almost half, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has said. The charity’s Great British Beach Clean report found just under seven bags per 100 metres of coastline cleaned. That is a 40% drop from the average 11 bags found in 2015 and is […]

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Job Opportunity with Down to Earth – Join the team, and help build a better world!

Down to Earth’s newest landmark project transforms young people’s lives through constructing stunning, sustainable buildings. They need an Operations and Office Manager to help grow this game-changing approach. Head on over to the Down to Earth website to find out more. Deadline for applications: Monday 5th December 2016, 12pm, interviews will take place on Wednesday 14th December.

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Congratulations to the winners of the Sustain Wales Awards 2016!

On Thursday 17th November Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales celebrated some of the leading organisations and individuals in Wales championing sustainability. The awards ceremony, sponsored by Llyr Gruffydd AM, took place in the Senedd in Cardiff Bay to an audience of national and international businesses working to create a more sustainable Wales. The Awards, hosted […]

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Sustain Wales Awards 2016!

Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales announce the winners of the Sustain Wales Awards 2016. On Thursday evening 17th November, the Sustain Wales Awards will celebrate the leading organisations and individuals in Wales championing sustainability. The awards ceremony, sponsored by Llyr Gruffydd AM and hosted by Actor and Cynnal Cymru Principal Consultant, Rhodri Thomas will take […]

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Innovation Shorts: How Robert Owen Community Banking are designing innovative financial solutions for communities

Robert Owen Community Banking is an award-winning social finance company providing ethical loans for local businesses, people and community organisations across Wales. In March they were awarded a prestigious Citi Micro-entrepreneurship award, that recognises the ‘Social and Community Impact’ that they have made across all of their loan book. This includes their work financing community […]

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water renews its commitment to a sustainable Wales

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water has renewed its commitment to the Welsh environment by joining Cynnal Cymru, a leading organisation for sustainable development in Wales. The not for profit company, which provides over three million people with a reliable source of drinking water, is one of Wales’ major energy users, with an annual energy bill of […]