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Green Key sustainable tourism in Wales

Top tourism businesses recognised for their green credentials

Green Key programme goes from strength to strength as more Welsh businesses embrace sustainable tourism Campsites in Conwy and Pembrokeshire, and an Anglesey ice cream parlour are among the latest businesses to achieve the international Green Key award. Green Key is the fastest-growing eco-label awarded to more than 2,800 hospitality providers in 57 countries worldwide. […]

The Sustainable Studio – Sponsorship Opportunity Supporting Local Art

Cynnal Cymru member, The Sustainable Studio is hosting ‘Labyrinth’,a selection of large and small scale works by Aidan Myers from 18th – 25th May. Aidan is a contemporary painter, living and working in Cardiff.  He graduated in 2014 with a BA Hons Fine Art, Cardiff School of Art & Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Since graduating, he […]

Have your say on Cardiff’s Transport and Clean Air Green Paper

Cynnal Cymru has recently been involved in a very interesting project; helping Cardiff Council develop a clean air and transport green paper. In the research phase we talked to a number of experts, attended and staged several relevant events and did a lot of reading. It is clear to us that we are at the […]

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WCVA | Nominations are now open for the Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards 2018

Do you know of an inspirational individual or group that has made a real difference to their area or to the lives of others? Recent data from the Third Sector Data Hub shows that 28% of people in Wales volunteer. If you know someone who goes above and beyond to donate their time to a good cause, […]

Coworking, Collaboration and Community

Cynnal Cymru works with a wide range of organisations from across Wales to help support and promote their sustainable initiatives. This month we feature two of our members who have developed innovative business models providing flexible coworking spaces for a growing community of freelancers and self employed.   The Sustainable Studio – Cardiff The Sustainable […]

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Consultation: Creating a Parliament for Wales

The Assembly Commission is launching a public consultation on the scope of the potential electoral, organisational and internal reforms which the Wales Act 2017 makes possible. They want to hear your views on these potential changes. To view the consultation, and the different ways you can let them know what you think about the potential reforms, please […]

Coming soon – 2018 Sustain Wales Summit

This year’s Sustain Wales Summit is focused on Sustainable Procurement. The decisions that organisations make when buying goods and services have wide-ranging environmental, social and economic impacts. Procurement decisions can have a significant impact on progress towards a sustainable Wales. The Environment and Well-being of Future Generations Acts provides legislative foundations on which to build […]

Car Futures Wales – evolution to EVs

On the 15th February we co-hosted an important two-part event with our member Arup at their offices in Cardiff Bay. The aim of the event was to enable policy makers, researchers, manufacturers, service providers, journalists, campaigners and concerned citizens to debate the future of cars and to draw some key recommendations for decision makers in […]

Take the 2018 #iwill challenge!

This year Cynnal Cymru is working with the Wales Council for Voluntary Action WCVA and the #iwill campaign to encourage organisations in Wales to make a pledge to support social action. #iwill is a UK-wide campaign aiming to make participation in meaningful social action, like volunteering, campaigning or fundraising, a normal part of life for […]

Cardiff Council Extends Living Wage Financial Scheme

Cardiff Council’s ambition is to make Cardiff a ‘Living Wage City’. They believe that paying the ‘real’ Living Wage is a key indicator of an employer’s commitment to fair work practices. For organisations of up to 250 employees who become an accredited Living Wage Employers before 31st March 2019 the Council is offering to pay up […]