On the 30 November 2017 Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales celebrated some of the leading organisations and individuals in Wales championing sustainability. The awards ceremony, sponsored by AM Llyr Gruffydd, took place in the Senedd in Cardiff Bay to an audience of national and international organisations working to create a more sustainable Wales.
Below is a list of our 27 inspirational Winners and Highly Commended finalists:
Sustainability Champion – Sponsored by Trinity Saint David
This category recognises individuals who have inspired real change in their organisation and have contributed positively to the awareness of Sustainable Development in Wales.
Phil Williams – WINNER
Sustainable School – Sponsored by The Open University Wales
Open to primary and secondary schools, this category recognises the school or educational initiative that really stands out.
Eco Icans Challenge – Thornhill Primary School – WINNER
Ysgol Bae Baglan – Stride Treglown
Y Gymru a Garem – Ysgol Gymraeg Brynsierfel / CISP Multimedia
Sustainable FE/HE Institution – Sponsored by Acuity Legal
Open to further and higher education institutions, this category is looking for strong evidence of impact or innovation.
Pharmbees – Cardiff University – WINNER
SWell Staff Engagement Programme and The Student Energy Project (TSEP) – Swansea University and Amber Energy
Centre of Excellence – Bridgend College
Sustainable Venue/ Space
Open to all venues, places and spaces this category recognises innovative approaches to creating low carbon, resilient, safe and attractive communities.
Building Community – Down to Earth – WINNER
Small Changes, Big Value – St David’s Partnership
More than just a Bowling Alley – Xcel Bowl
Sustainable Innovation in Public Services
Open to all public sector organisations, this award recognises a team or project within the public service sector that have gone beyond statutory requirements of the Well-being of Future Generations Act.
Our Space – Public Health Wales / Greenstream Flooring – WINNER
Snowdon Partnership Plan – Snowdonia National Park
NRW’s Carbon Positive Project – Natural Resources Wales
Sustainable Business – Sponsored by Gwyrdd Creative Communications
This category is open to businesses and entrepreneurs who have demonstrated that adopting innovative sustainability practices leads to business success.
The Sustainability Challenge 2016/17 – Griffiths – WINNER
Responsible Finance – Robert Owen Community Banking
Sustainable New Build Systems and Retrofit Insulation Systems for Old Buildings – Ty-Mawr Lime
Sustainable Community Group – Sponsored by Asiantaeth Ynni Severn Wye Energy Agency
We are looking for inspirational voluntary groups and projects that have achieved positive change within their community.
Recycle4Charity – Pembrokeshire Care Share & Give – WINNER
The Development of Pontyberem Park – Pontyberem Community Park Association
Sustainable Social Enterprise – Sponsored by Social Business Wales
Open to all Social Enterprises/Community Interest Companies who are delivering positive impact through inclusive and innovative approaches.
YnNi Teg – WINNER
Wind Farm and Sustainable Community Fund – Awel Co-op
Community Energy Network – Datblygiadau Egni Gwledig (DEG)
Sustainable Practice in Arts, Culture or Sport (NEW) – Sponsored by Principality Stadium
Open to organisations within the arts, cultural and sports sector who have significantly improved the environmental and social well-being of their organisation and/ or community.
‘It Doesn’t Have To be That Way’ – Breaking the cycles of abuse, violence and control – WINNER
BBC Roath Lock Studios – Sustainable TV Production Certificate
Arts from the Armchair – Theatr Clwyd / Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Board
Special Recognition Award
Nominated by the Cynnal Cymru team and board, this Special Recognition Award was presented to Joyce and Nigel Gervis, the founders and directors of Ty-Mawr Lime.
Joyce and Nigel Gervis, the founders and directors of Ty-Mawr Lime