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Living Wage Christmas Gift Guide 2018

With Christmas fast approaching and loved ones to buy gifts for, you may wish to consider the impact of your purchases on your finances, the environment and the people involved in the product’s production and retail. One side of responsible consumer coin is that of fair pay. In an attempt to make shopping with retailers […]

Sustainable Academy Award winners 2018

Winners of First Sustainability Academy Awards Announced

The winners of the first Sustainable Academy Awards were announced today in an Awards Ceremony in the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Organised by Cynnal Cymru and RenewableUK Cymru, the Sustainable Academy Awards, which have Wales & West Utilities as their headline sponsor, celebrate sustainability excellence, innovation and leadership across Wales and recognise work being done […]

Velindre Cancer Centre tackling waste with reusable cups

Wales’ specialist cancer centre is taking action to reduce its environmental impact Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff has launched a new initiative to encourage all staff, patients and visitors to ditch single-use coffee cups in a bid to reduce waste. A range of ‘Eco to go’ rice husk cups are now available in the Centre’s […]

Wales’ Certified Carbon Literacy Trainer

Cynnal Cymru is now the official partner of the Carbon Literacy project in Wales and we are proud to announce that our colleague Rhodri Thomas is now the first Certified Carbon Literacy Trainer in Wales. Carbon Literacy is a concept created in Manchester by Cooler Projects Ltd. and administered by the Carbon Literacy Trust. It […]

Living Wage Week 2018

Living Wage Week 2018 has been the biggest yet! From all the Living Wage team UK wide and Cynnal Cymru-Sustain Wales, we would like to say a huge thank you!  Wales Events Monday 5th November 2018 Our director Mari Arthur started off the week with a BBC Radio Cymru studio interview on Post Cyntaf to launch Living Wage Week in Wales. […]

#iwill week – Call for Businesses to Support Young People into Social Action

#iwill week runs between 12-16 November and is a fantastic opportunity for businesses in Wales to show their support for youth social action among 10-20 year-olds. This includes activities such as volunteering, campaigning and fundraising, all of which create benefits to businesses, to communities and young people themselves. At the core of the #iwill campaign […]

SBE19 | Sustainable Built Environment Conference – Call for Abstracts

The 2019 Sustainable Built Environment Conference in Cardiff will take place on the 24th and 25th September 2019, hosted by Cardiff University and Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales. The aim of this event is to bring together built environment professionals, policy experts and government officials to focus on the transition of low carbon and energy […]

Real Living Wage Accreditation for Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University has been officially accredited as a Real Living Wage employer. The news was announced by the Living Wage Foundation at the beginning of Living Wage Week 2018. Aberystwyth University is one of 174 employers in Wales who have now signed up voluntarily to pay the Real Living Wage. The Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University, […]

Carwyn Jones at the Living Wage launch

First Minister Carwyn Jones Announces Real Living Wage Increase To £9 In Wales

On Monday 05 November, Cynnal Cymru in partnership with Citizens Cymru launched Living Wage week in Wales with a breakfast launch at bigmoose in Cardiff. The new rates were announced, by the First Minister Carwyn Jones, who also received an awards for his Outstanding Contribution to the Living Wage in Wales. Speakers at the event […]

Wildlife declines show nature needs life support

WWF Cymru calls for ‘A New Deal for Welsh Nature’ and for Welsh political leaders to step up action in the fight for our world. Plummeting populations of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish around the world are an urgent sign that nature needs life support, WWF warned today. The conservation organisation’s flagship Living Planet Report […]