Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Innovation Shorts | Burry Port Community Primary School – the first Passivhaus school in Wales

In 2016 Burry Port Community Primary School project won the Sustainable School category in the Sustain Wales Awards for the first Passivhaus school in Wales. Scored highly by the expert panel of judges and a clear winner in the public vote, the school is an excellent example of how a collaborative, inclusive approach to the design […]

Be bold, be innovative and have fun!

Last week we hosted the second Sustain Wales Summit in the Principality Stadium and we were wowed by an amazing line up of speakers and organisations that are proof that innovative approaches, products and new business models are really making a difference to business, our communities and our environment in Wales. The Summit focused on […]

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Entries now open for the 2017 Wales Green Energy Awards

Now in their fifth year, the Wales Green Energy Awards are an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the achievements of the green energy industry in Wales.  Enter the Awards by completing our online entry form – closing date is Friday 14th July. The winners will be announced in a lunchtime awards ceremony on Friday 10th November in St David’s […]

Sustain Wales Awards Finalists Announced – Vote now!

We are delighted to announce the finalists for the Sustain Wales Awards 2016. Over the past few months Cynnal Cymru have been inspired by the 60 applications we have received for the Sustain Wales Awards taking place in November 2016. We have been overwhelmed by the number of exciting innovative projects and initiatives being carried out […]

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Cynnal Cymru hosts students from China for the Low Carbon Summer School

This month Cynnal Cymru is pleased to welcome 41 students from North China University of Technology for a two week Low Carbon Summer School. Working with the Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) in Cardiff, Cynnal Cymru has developed a comprehensive programme of lectures, site visits and cultural visits across Cardiff and London. Highlights of the […]

Chwarae Teg Bursary – Applications now open!

There are two bursaries available of up to £500 each. Prosper. The Prosper bursary is for a woman who runs or owns her own business, who is looking to buy equipment in order to expand her enterprise. It could be anything from a set of tools for the workshop, a potter’s wheel for the shed […]

National Research Network for Low Carbon Energy and Environment (NRN-LCEE) Funding Opportunities

The Sêr Cymru National Research Network for Low Carbon, Energy and Environment (NRN-LCEE) is a major pan-Wales initiative funded by the Welsh Government Sêr Cymru initiative and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales. The Network supports collaborative and interdisciplinary research in Wales into the interactions between land, water, the provision of food and energy production, at […]

Frank O Connor – ‘Too Much Stuff’

We over consume, from food and drink through to consumer products and clothing. With current consumption patterns it is estimated that we need anywhere between 3 and 5 planets to sustain us. We clearly need a radical shift in life style and behaviour to move to one planet living. As a global citizen here are […]

Simon Nurse – How to Innovate Our Way out of a Looming Ecological Crisis

Rare is the platform where you are genuinely among friends. Particularly when that platform debates thorny issues such as eco-design, industrial ecology, waste, the circular economy and sharing. But let there be no doubt, Cynnal Cymru’s ‘Show and tell’ event was precisely that; an opportunity to share ideas and push, pull, knead and shape new […]

Zero Carbon Britain: Rethinking the Future

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) are running a new course in September that provides an in-depth introduction to CAT’s latest Zero Carbon Britain research, offering a robust, evidence-based scenario that explores ways we can deliver a climate positive future, whilst also maintaining a modern lifestyle. The course also covers how Zero Carbon Britain can […]