Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Top Tips to a Sustainable Business in 2019

January is often a time of resolutions and lifestyle changes, we often make commitments to ourselves on a personal level. It is also possible to apply the same level of reflection and ambition within the organisation you work for. Making these changes can improve your business’ corporate social responsibility CSR, all the while enriching the […]

#iwill week – Call for Businesses to Support Young People into Social Action

#iwill week runs between 12-16 November and is a fantastic opportunity for businesses in Wales to show their support for youth social action among 10-20 year-olds. This includes activities such as volunteering, campaigning and fundraising, all of which create benefits to businesses, to communities and young people themselves. At the core of the #iwill campaign […]

Green Schools Project and NUS seeking pupil attitudes towards the environment

NUS has partnered with the Green Schools Project to start a longitudinal survey of pupil attitudes towards the environment. Hopefully it will be as impactful as the NUS HEA skill survey that they have been running for eight years, which has amassed 60k responses, which has helped create a positive narrative around students wanting to learn […]

Green Drinks – celebrating entrepreneurial spirit!

On the 27th September we held our 5th Green Drinks networking event. Our wonderful hosts and Cynnal Cymru Member, United Purpose told a packed room about the work they are doing around the world to help communities develop resilience and new opportunities; improving health, developing jobs and prosperity and tackling the consequences of climate change. […]

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How United Purpose is leading the way in community-led and grassroots innovations

This September we are delighted to be holding our fifth Green Drinks networking event in partnership with Cynnal Cymru member, United Purpose. This unique evening event will be held on 27 September in United Purpose’s headquarters in Cardiff from 17:30 to 19:30pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear about their work first-hand as well as […]

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Top Tips for creating an Award-winning entry for the new Sustainable Academy Awards

With only a few weeks left to apply for the Sustainable Academy Awards, we’ve put together a few words of encouragement and advice from one of our judges, to help you create that Award-winning entry. As always we are looking for outstanding individuals, projects or initiatives that are helping to deliver at least one of […]

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Welsh civil society launch open government manifesto

Guest blog from Jess Blair from the Electoral Reform Society, as part of the Open Government Network in Wales, led by ERS Cymru, WCVA and Cynnal Cymru.   If you could get Welsh Government to do one thing to be more transparent or engaging, what would it be? Especially if you knew the government had […]

Let’s make Wales ‘Go Green’ throughout June for Go Green Day

With Go Green Day planned for Friday 22 June 2018, Size of Wales is inviting people to make June a green month! Go Green Day is an annual day of green action organised by climate change charity, Size of Wales. On this day, all across Wales, schools, offices and community groups will be taking part, helping […]

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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 […]

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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 […]