The Sustain Wales Awards celebrate sustainability excellence, innovation and leadership across Wales and are open to any business, organisation, community or individual.
There are 10 Award categories of which nine are open for nominations and applications. You can apply in the following ways:
Nominate your Sustainability Champion
Submit your sustainability story for a project or initiatives completed between April 2016 and March 2017
Entry is free and applications close on Friday 08 September 2017.
Sustainability Champion (nominations only)
This category recognises individuals who have inspired real change in your organisation and have contributed positively to the awareness of Sustainable Development in Wales.
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.
Sustainable FE/HE Institution – Sponsored by Acuity Legal
Open to further and higher education institutions and their departments/schools, this category is looking for strong evidence of impact or innovation.
Sustainable Venue or Space
Open to all venues, places and spaces this category recognises innovative approaches to creating low carbon, resilient, safe and attractive communities.
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.
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.
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.
Sustainable Social Enterprise
Open to all Social Enterprises/Community Interest Companies who are delivering positive impact through inclusive and innovative approaches.
Sustainable Practice in Arts, Culture or Sport (NEW)
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.
Special Recognition Award
Nominated by the Cynnal Cymru team and board, this special Award recognises an individual or organisation that has shown extraordinary determination, belief and commitment to the sustainable development cause. This Award is selected independently and cannot be applied for directly.