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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Smoking litter still a big problem in Wales

New report aims to highlight the scale and impact of smoking-related litter in Wales A new report published by Keep Wales Tidy has revealed the prevalence of smoking-related litter and the far-reaching impacts on our health, wildlife and environment. During recent street cleanliness surveys, smoking-related litter was found on 80.3% of our streets, making it […]

Welsh Government Consultation on petroleum extraction policy in Wales

A Welsh Government consultation on Petroleum Extraction Policy in Wales has been launched. The consultation runs until the 25th of September and Welsh Government wants to know your views on the proposal. “Following the Wales Act 2017 Welsh Ministers will take over responsibility for licensing onshore petroleum extraction from the UK Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) on […]

Developing a sustainable transport approach for Cardiff

We have been very pleased to have been of service to Cardiff Council this year and have learned a great deal from the work, helping us to hone our skills and broaden our knowledge. In February we facilitated a workshop for stakeholders of the Council’s transport team. They needed to consult with city centre businesses […]

Green Fleet Cymru – Event Report

Rhodri Thomas, Sustainability Consultant for Cynnal Cymru, shares his views on what he learnt at the Green Fleet Cymru event at Cardiff City Stadium on the 21st June. Read the views of industry experts, UK and Welsh government officials and Rhodri’s startling conclusion! On the 21st June I attended a very interesting event at the […]

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 […]

Rhodri Thomas on why “I’m not buying it” is a statement of power

We live in a circular system. When we throw something away, it comes right back at us. There is no “away.” Right now, thanks largely to the BBC and the one scientist that everyone listens to – David Attenborough – the world wants to do something about plastic. The focus is on cleaning up what’s […]