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nextbike at Sustain Wales summit

An Introduction to ‘Active Travel’ sponsor, nextbike As a European market leader and bike sharing pioneer, nextbike is making cycling an integral part of urban mobility, leading the cycling revolution in more than 200 cities across the world, including Dubai, Berlin, Pittsburgh, Cardiff and Warsaw. For over 14 years it has developed reliable and flexible […]

Carbon Literacy Project

Climate News Round-up: What can YOU do?

As the Carbon Literacy partners in Wales, we are hard pressed to remember a more extraordinary few weeks of climate news. Below is a brief round-up: Today in the Guardian official advisers to Government say ‘Do it now’: UK must set zero-carbon target for 2050, say official advisors David Attenborough returned to BBC one to […]

Living Wage Buildings to Create Well-paid Job Opportunities

The Living Wage Foundation and its supporters are celebrating the establishment of the first Living Wage Building in the United Kingdom -International House in Brixton. All tenants based within the co-working building are obliged to pay at least the London Living Wage to their employees and contractors. The 11-storey block is owned by Lambeth Council […]

Cardiff Public Sector Organisations sign Healthy Travel Charter

Fourteen leading public sector organisations based in Cardiff signed the newly developed Healthy Travel Charter, committing themselves to supporting and encouraging their staff and visitors to travel in a sustainable way to and from their sites. Through fourteen ambitious actions, the charter promotes walking, cycling, public transport and ultra-low emission vehicle use. The actions include establishing […]

Cynnal Cymru welcomes new Policy and Development Manager to the team

This month we are delighted to welcome Clare Sain-ley-Berry to the Cynnal Cymru team. Clare will be taking on a new part-time role as Cynnal Cymru’s Policy and Development Manager. Clare has worked in the sustainable development field for the past 15 years – motivated by the drive for global justice represented by the UN […]

New wildlife corridor created by RSPB Cymru and the Long Forest Project

A new wildlife corridor has been created by RSPB Cymru and Keep Wales Tidy on 7 March thanks to a national partnership project. Staff and volunteers from RSPB Cymru and Keep Wales Tidy took part in two days of hedge planting as part of the Long Forest Project at RSPB Cors Ddyga nature reserve on Anglesey. […]

New home for Invest in Nature resources as the service comes to a close

The Invest in Nature service run by WCVA closed on 31 March 2019 after three and a half years of supporting community action on the environment in Wales. After a brilliant 3.5 years of events, webinars, resources and engagement to support community action on the environment, the Invest in Nature (formerly Environet) service run by […]

The Future of Mobility and the Sustain Wales Summit

The ‘Future of mobility: urban strategy’ outlines the UK government’s approach to maximising the benefits from transport innovation in cities and towns. It sets out the principles that will guide government’s response to emerging transport technologies and business models. The strategy also contains details of the next steps for the government’s Future of mobility grand […]

Carbon Literacy Showcase at the National Museum Wales

On the 14 March, Cynnal Cymru held a Carbon Literacy networking breakfast event in partnership with The Carbon Literacy Project at the National Museum Wales in Cardiff. It was an opportunity to highlight the work that The Carbon Literacy Project has already been doing with some notable Welsh organisations, such as the National Museum of […]

Join WWF Cymru for Earth Hour – Saturday 30th March

WWF’s Earth Hour is a global movement, which brings together people across the world to call for greater action on protecting our planet. Each year millions of people around the world get involved by switching off their lights and organising events for their communities to show they care.   Why get involved? Joining in with […]