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Living Wage for Wales

Supporting Cardiff employers to pay the Living Wage

The City Council is encouraging employers to sign up to pay the Living Wage to help Cardiff gain recognition as Living Wage city. As a Living Wage employer itself, the authority believes that paying the Living Wage is a key indicator of an employer’s commitment to fair work practices and aims to support local businesses […]

£1 million grant launched for community food waste campaigns

Over the past year the South Derbyshire town of Swadlincote has been at the centre of a social experiment to cut household food waste. The Sainsbury’s Waste less, Save more campaign has worked with the local community helping people to change the way they think about food: what they buy, how they cook and what […]

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Minuteman Press: How one small franchise goes above and beyond digital print

Minuteman Press is more than just a digital print and copying service. Located in Cardiff Bay since 2010, the small, friendly and highly knowledgeable team go above and beyond when it comes to exceeding customer expectations and developing a responsible business model that runs through everything they do. “If there’s one thing we’ve learned over […]

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Guide to the essential elements of a sustainability report

Blog post from Principle Consultant – Rhodri Thomas In the last five years I have read hundreds of sustainability/environmental policies, strategies and action plans. Some of this reading was undertaken purely as professional research; a lot was undertaken under the requirement of a Welsh Government contract, as the person who analysed and graded the annual […]

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Book onto Down to Earth’s inspiring training courses

Award-winning social enterprise and Cynnal Cymru member, Down to Earth have just announced the first dates in their training programme for 2017. As the Cynnal Cymru team can testify, it is more than just training – Down to Earth provide an inclusive and empowering environment to learn, work together and contribute to such an important project. […]

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People of Wales to send giant message in bottle for Earth Hour

WWF-Cymru, the Welsh arm of the global conservation organisation, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour (the annual event that sees millions worldwide switch off their lights) this March, by helping the people of Wales to send a giant, eight metre message in a bottle to Welsh politicians and the world, calling for urgent […]

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This is civil engineering photography competition

Help to celebrate civil engineering in Wales by entering the ICE Wales Cymru annual Photo Competition. The 2016 Photo Competition and Exhibition at Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay was a huge success with a record number of entries and visitors and ICE invite you to help make the 2017 Photo Competition equally successful. The competition is open […]

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Launch of the Community Jobs Compact

On Tuesday morning, Cynnal Cymru in partnership with Citizens Wales and Ikea hosted the launch of the Bay’s Community Jobs Compact. The event brought together large and small businesses from across Cardiff to discuss ethical recruitment and employment practices with members of the community in Butetown, Grangetown and Riverside. The event provided an opportunity for […]

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WWF’S EARTH HOUR 2017!

Cynnal Cymru will be once again supporting Earth Hour—the annual, global celebration of the planet. At 8.30pm on Saturday 25 March 2017, we’ll be joining forces with landmarks across the globe like the Senedd in Cardiff Bay, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and New York’s Times Square by switching off the lights at our offices. In 2017, […]