Archive for the ‘Health and well-being’ Category

23 January | Green Space in NHS Wales

Natural Resources Wales and Public Health Wales invite you to take part in a seminar to explore the opportunities for increasing access to green space on or near to NHS Wales land, to improve the sustainable health and well-being of staff, patients and communities. The event is aimed at NHS Wales Directors of Planning, Directors […]

(Electric) Car Future Wales

Decarbonisation of transport is essential, possible, and replete with opportunity argues Rhodri Huw Thomas, our principal Sustainability Consultant in the below article for IWA as the fourth part in a series of pieces exploring infrastructure priorities in Wales, guest edited by Ed Evans. In Wales, transport is a major (and growing) contributor to climate change. We […]

Glanrhyd set the Standard as Green Flag Hospital

Glanrhyd hospital, which looks after nature as well as caring for people has become the first in Wales to receive the prestigious Green Flag Award. Glanrhyd is only the second hospital in the UK to receive the award, which recognises the finest parks and green spaces. The historic site has bird and bat boxes, insect-friendly […]

Carwyn Jones at the Living Wage launch

First Minister Carwyn Jones Announces Real Living Wage Increase To £9 In Wales

On Monday 05 November, Cynnal Cymru in partnership with Citizens Cymru launched Living Wage week in Wales with a breakfast launch at bigmoose in Cardiff. The new rates were announced, by the First Minister Carwyn Jones, who also received an awards for his Outstanding Contribution to the Living Wage in Wales. Speakers at the event […]

Introducing: Living Wage Friendly Funders

Friendly Funders Cynnal Cymru- Sustain Wales have been the Living Wage Accreditation body in Wales since 2016. The Living Wage Foundation works to improve pay conditions across all sectors but has recognised particular problems within the Charity sector and has created an Action Plan to combat this. The Friendly Funders Scheme works in accordance with […]

Announcing….a new round of Volunteering Wales Grants!

A new round of Volunteering Wales Grants is launching on 12 September, with opportunities for project funding of up to £20,000 for activity from 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020. Volunteering Wales Grants is a scheme funded by the Welsh Government to promote and improve volunteering in Wales. The scheme is administered by Wales […]

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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 […]

Principality helps to build hospital orchard

Principality helps to build hospital orchard

More than 100 Principality colleagues will overhaul acres of overgrown land to help the health and wellbeing of patients, visitors and the local community in Llandough. The ‘Ein Berllan – Our Orchard’ will be created on seven acres of semi-rural pasture and woodland which makes up part of the Llandough Hospital estate. With Llandough Hospital […]

Car Futures Wales – The Road Ahead

This week the UK Government has launched its Road To Zero Strategy  which gives a clear indicator that ultra low emission and electric vehicles are the future for the UK. The Welsh Government has also launched consultation on Achieving Our Low Carbon Pathway to 2030 In February 2018, we held the Car Futures Wales conference with […]

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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 […]