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Cynnal Cymru are looking for new board members

Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales is the leading organisation for sustainable development in Wales, with over 16 years’ experience of supporting change for a sustainable future. It is constituted as a not-for-profit charity with a small, creative and dedicated team of four staff. We work closely with the private sector and have attracted over 100 […]

Departing Chair Derek Osborn Wins Prestigious Award

At the Cynnal Cymru Board Meeting on 20th November 2018, Derek Osborn, stepped down from his role as Chair after supporting the charity for five years during which he steered the organisation through a period of change to their current position as a financially independent charity. Gary Brace was nominated as his successor and Mr […]

07 & 21 February | Opportunities for Ultra Low Emission Transport & Local Mobility

The objective of these Welsh Government funded events is to enable and motivate public sector professionals to speed up the transition to a low carbon, low emission transport system in Wales, with a particular focus on road transport and alternatives to private car ownership. Delegates will receive information on SMART and vehicle technology, sources of […]

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 […]

Ten Trees for Christmas

Did you know, your Christmas tree is one of 6 million trees that will be thrown away this January? We have the solution for you! Our Christmas campaign, ‘Ten Trees for Christmas’ is unique to Wales and is offering you the chance to offset this figure and be part of Wales’ response to climate change. […]

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 […]

Living Wage Christmas Gift Guide 2018

With Christmas fast approaching and loved ones to buy gifts for, you may wish to consider the impact of your purchases on your finances, the environment and the people involved in the product’s production and retail. One side of responsible consumer coin is that of fair pay. In an attempt to make shopping with retailers […]

Sustainable Academy Award winners 2018

Winners of First Sustainability Academy Awards Announced

The winners of the first Sustainable Academy Awards were announced today in an Awards Ceremony in the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Organised by Cynnal Cymru and RenewableUK Cymru, the Sustainable Academy Awards, which have Wales & West Utilities as their headline sponsor, celebrate sustainability excellence, innovation and leadership across Wales and recognise work being done […]

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 […]