Archive for the ‘Natural Environment’ Category

Cynnal Cymru welcomes new Policy and Development Manager to the team

This month we are delighted to welcome Clare Sain-ley-Berry to the Cynnal Cymru team. Clare will be taking on a new part-time role as Cynnal Cymru’s Policy and Development Manager. Clare has worked in the sustainable development field for the past 15 years – motivated by the drive for global justice represented by the UN […]

New wildlife corridor created by RSPB Cymru and the Long Forest Project

A new wildlife corridor has been created by RSPB Cymru and Keep Wales Tidy on 7 March thanks to a national partnership project. Staff and volunteers from RSPB Cymru and Keep Wales Tidy took part in two days of hedge planting as part of the Long Forest Project at RSPB Cors Ddyga nature reserve on Anglesey. […]

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Launch of #iwill4nature Campaign Putting Young People at the Centre of the Year of Green Action

2019 is the Year of Green Action, which is an opportunity to encourage connection to the natural environment and collective action to improve it. One year ago the UK Government published “A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment”, setting out its approach to protect and improve the environment and demonstrate leadership […]

The Long Forest Project

Volunteers help to create a tree nursery in Denbighshire

A new tree nursey has been established in North Wales by The Long Forest project and the local community. Eight volunteers from the Woodland Skills Centre worked on building a polytunnel at the Centre in Bodfari, Denbighshire which will be used to grow hedgerow trees from locally collected seed.

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 […]

Velindre Cancer Centre tackling waste with reusable cups

Wales’ specialist cancer centre is taking action to reduce its environmental impact Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff has launched a new initiative to encourage all staff, patients and visitors to ditch single-use coffee cups in a bid to reduce waste. A range of ‘Eco to go’ rice husk cups are now available in the Centre’s […]

Wildlife declines show nature needs life support

WWF Cymru calls for ‘A New Deal for Welsh Nature’ and for Welsh political leaders to step up action in the fight for our world. Plummeting populations of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish around the world are an urgent sign that nature needs life support, WWF warned today. The conservation organisation’s flagship Living Planet Report […]

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. […]

Invest in Nature Cymru can help point you to resources, support and funding!

Invest in Nature Cymru (previously Environet Cymru) is a Welsh Government programme working to support any community group or third sector organisation wanting to start or develop an environmental project. They will continue to offer a free signposting and advice service and promote the amazing work of environmental and community groups through our digital network. However, they will have a new name – […]

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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 […]