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New awards put Welsh sustainability on a world-class stage – Sustainable Academy Awards launched

A new awards ceremony aimed at the sustainability and green energy sectors has been announced today.  The Sustainable Academy Awards will take place on 29 November in the iconic and low-carbon Principality Stadium in Cardiff and are a collaboration between Cynnal Cymru and RenewableUK Cymru. The event builds on the success of the Wales Green […]

Turn the Tide on Plastic

Cardiff promotes sustainability during Volvo Ocean Race

With less than a week to go until the world’s toughest and most prestigious sailing series arrives in the Welsh capital, Cardiff demonstrates its sustainability credentials ahead of the environmentally-focused event. Photo by Brian Carlin/Volvo Ocean Race. 09 January, 2018. Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, day 8 on board Turn the Tide on Plastic. Carrying […]

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22 May | Consultation Event for Businesses on Cardiff Council’s Transport and Clean Air Green Paper

Changing How We Move Around A Growing City Cardiff Council’s green paper on transport and clean air proposes a number of radical solutions to the growing challenges of air quality and traffic congestion. Within the green paper there are a number of ideas which will have a direct and important impact on businesses in the […]

Cardiff Council - Transport Green Paper

Have your say on Cardiff’s Transport and Clean Air Green Paper

Cynnal Cymru has recently been involved in a very interesting project; helping Cardiff Council develop a clean air and transport green paper. In the research phase we talked to a number of experts, attended and staged several relevant events and did a lot of reading. It is clear to us that we are at the […]

Coworking, Collaboration and Community

Cynnal Cymru works with a wide range of organisations from across Wales to help support and promote their sustainable initiatives. This month we feature two of our members who have developed innovative business models providing flexible coworking spaces for a growing community of freelancers and self employed.   The Sustainable Studio – Cardiff The Sustainable […]

Coming soon – 2018 Sustain Wales Summit

This year’s Sustain Wales Summit is focused on Sustainable Procurement. The decisions that organisations make when buying goods and services have wide-ranging environmental, social and economic impacts. Procurement decisions can have a significant impact on progress towards a sustainable Wales. The Environment and Well-being of Future Generations Acts provides legislative foundations on which to build […]

Car Futures Wales – evolution to EVs

On the 15th February we co-hosted an important two-part event with our member Arup at their offices in Cardiff Bay. The aim of the event was to enable policy makers, researchers, manufacturers, service providers, journalists, campaigners and concerned citizens to debate the future of cars and to draw some key recommendations for decision makers in […]

Cardiff Council Extends Living Wage Financial Scheme

Cardiff Council’s ambition is to make Cardiff a ‘Living Wage City’. They believe that paying the ‘real’ Living Wage is a key indicator of an employer’s commitment to fair work practices. For organisations of up to 250 employees who become an accredited Living Wage Employers before 31st March 2019 the Council is offering to pay up […]

The Journey of Volunteering – a Volunteers Perspective

As part of #iwill week, Georgina from Melin Homes shares her story of how volunteering helped her to develop her skills confidence and experience to land her first job with Melin Home. Cynnal Cymru member Melin Homes is a leading Housing Association in south east Wales providing affordable homes for tenants in South East Wales. As […]

Living Wage Wales

LIVING WAGE FOR WALES HOURLY RATE INCREASES TO £8.75

24% of workers in Wales are still earning less than the Living Wage for Wales. 15,117,264 in extra wages has gone into workers’ pockets in Wales since the voluntary movement started in 2011. The independently calculated rate reflects rise in cost of living  The Living Wage Foundation have today announced the new Living Wage for Wales of £8.75 […]