News and Views

Will ultra-low emission vehicles be part of your business?

Simple answer – yes – if they aren’t already. Welsh businesses should be aware that there is significant pressure on local and national government to do something about air quality. Add to this the slow but inevitable rise in costs of oil and the rapidly reducing costs of electric and you have a business dilemma […]

living wage champion awards

2018 Living Wage Champion Awards

There are 4 weeks left to apply for the 2018 Living Wage Champion Awards and Cynnal Cymru would like to encourage Welsh organisations to apply for the awards. The Living Wage Champion Awards celebrate individuals and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the Living Wage movement. The Awards are open to all accredited […]

Carbon Literacy training

Public Health Wales | Becoming ‘Carbon Literate’

In October, Public Health Wales became the first public sector organisation in Wales to complete Cynnal Cymru’s new ‘carbon literacy’ training.  Eleven colleagues in a variety of roles across the organisation took part and have been accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project in Manchester. Following the course, the team have already started to use their […]

Making Cardiff a Living Wage City

Cardiff Council has launched a Real Living Wage Accreditation Support Scheme for SMEs, which offers financial support to organisations who become accredited Living Wage employers. The ‘real’ Living Wage is paid by employers on a voluntary basis, it is an hourly rate which is set independently and updated yearly. It is calculated according to the basic cost […]

Exciting Job Opportunity at Cynnal Cymru

We are recruiting. We are looking for a Projects & Events Administrator to join our small team to run a number of activities, and deliver a secretariat function. Based in Cardiff Bay Cynnal Cymryu – Sustain Wales runs a number of projects for our members including Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, Living Wage Foundation, Principality Stadium […]

Cynnal Cymru 2017 Highlights

As we approach the end of the year we wanted to take this opportunity to look back on some of the amazing achievements of 2017. We have been lucky enough to work with so many passionate and dedicated people from a wide range of businesses and organisations across Wales, and here are just a few […]

Size of Wales a tree for Christmas

Size of Wales launch ‘A Tree for Christmas’ Campaign

Climate Change Charity, Size of Wales launches this years ‘A tree for Christmas’ campaign, helping to prevent deforestation and give the gift of a tree to a family in Uganda: Christmas is fast approaching and we are all getting ready to put up our Christmas tree and adorn it with twinkling lights and baubles. It’s […]

Sustain Wales Awards 2017 Winners Announced!

Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales announce the winners of the national Sustain Wales Awards 2017. Last night (30th November) Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales celebrated some of the leading organisations and individuals in Wales championing sustainability. The awards ceremony, sponsored by AM Llyr Gruffydd, took place in the Senedd in Cardiff Bay to an audience […]

The Journey of Volunteering – a Volunteers Perspective

As part of #iwill week, Georgina from Melin Homes shares her story of how volunteering helped her to develop her skills confidence and experience to land her first job with Melin Home. Cynnal Cymru member Melin Homes is a leading Housing Association in south east Wales providing affordable homes for tenants in South East Wales. As […]

Show your support for the #iwill campaign

#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 young people aged between 10-20. Involvement in social action has been shown to create a double benefit- to communities AND young people by helping them to develop their skills and wellbeing. […]