News and Views

Carbon Literacy Following IPCC Report Publication

In the week following the publication of the latest IPCC report on climate change, we are very pleased to be delivering more Carbon Literacy sessions courtesy of Social Farms and Gardens, in Cardiff and Bangor. As this BBC report explains the IPCC has made it clear that citizens have just as much of a role […]

Green Schools Project and NUS seeking pupil attitudes towards the environment

NUS has partnered with the Green Schools Project to start a longitudinal survey of pupil attitudes towards the environment. Hopefully it will be as impactful as the NUS HEA skill survey that they have been running for eight years, which has amassed 60k responses, which has helped create a positive narrative around students wanting to learn […]

Sustainable Academy Awards Finalist Announced

The shortlist of finalists has been announced for the inaugural Sustainable Academy Awards.  You can vote for your favourites until Wednesday 31 October.  Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Thursday 29 November.  Click here to cast your vote or on the category name to find out more details […]

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. […]

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 […]

Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Cymru launches Indonesia Tsunami Appeal  

Leading Welsh charities launch a joint fundraising appeal today, as part of a wider UK effort by the DEC, to help the survivors of the 7.4 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck Central Sulawesi Province, Indonesia, last Friday. Over 1,300 people are confirmed dead and 200,000 people are in urgent need of clean water, food, medical care and shelter. […]

Job opportunity | Director of Size of Wales

Size of Wales is a growing, ambitious and international charity which aims to mitigate climate change through education and tropical forest protection and reforestation. They are seeking a Director to deliver a strategy that will deepen and widen Size of Wales’ contribution to mitigating climate change and to education. The successful candidate will have a […]

Introducing: Living Wage Friendly Funders

Friendly Funders Cynnal Cymru- Sustain Wales have been the Living Wage Accreditation body in Wales since 2016. The Living Wage Foundation works to improve pay conditions across all sectors but has recognised particular problems within the Charity sector and has created an Action Plan to combat this. The Friendly Funders Scheme works in accordance with […]

Continual Development as Carbon Literacy Partner in Wales

Cynnal Cymru-Sustain Wales are continuing to make progress and develop Carbon Literacy courses for different audiences and peer groups as the Official Partner of the Carbon Literacy Trust in Wales, supported by our friends in Manchester. September saw us running an introductory session attended by colleagues from Acuity Legal, Dŵr Cymru, Coleg Y Cymoedd and […]

Lightology: 2 Years of Carbon Reduction

Members and sponsors of our September Green Drinks Event: Lightology were formed towards the end of 2016 by Energy Industry Professional, Jon Davies. After years of corporate life, he wanted to pursue his passion for sustainability – primarily carbon and waste reduction. For years, Ofgem have driven energy companies to encourage energy efficiency in domestic […]