Emerging projects being developed by Welsh Green Heroes, to support more sustainable ways of living and tackle the impacts of climate change, have been praised by John Griffiths AM, Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development.
The announcement of the Wales Green List; Supporting Breakthrough Projects 2012, was made in the Millennium Centre in Cardiff on Monday, 12 March, attended by Peter Davies, Commissioner for Sustainable Futures and Chair of the Climate Change Commission, together with representatives from government, public, private and third sector organisations.
This year Welsh Green Heroes were encouraged to submit an application outlining how their project would make a difference to their community. Two projects were chosen to benefit from additional support to accelerate their impact:
The Orchard Cardiff Project is a collaboration between the Riverside Community Market Association, the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens and the Cardiff Transition Project which was created to enable people to access locally grown fruit which would otherwise be wasted.
Crest Cooperative is a social enterprise working extensively with local communities where all funds generated go back into the enterprise to be used to provide much-needed work placements for the unemployed and adults with learning difficulties.
Roz Robinson, Cynnal Cymru’s Executive Director, said: “The standard of the entries was exceptionally high and clearly demonstrates that people of all ages and backgrounds are embracing the environmental, social and economic challenges our communities are facing and providing local people with creative and innovative solutions.”
Read the full press release, attached.