26 Inspirational Applicants Shortlisted for the First Sustain Wales Awards

26 Inspirational Applicants Shortlisted for the First Sustain Wales Awards

Following an impressive number of applications to our first Sustain Wales Awards, which will be held in Wales Millenium Centre on November 19th, our expert panel of judges came together to select the final list of people, projects and organisations for the public online vote.  Our judges included Derek Osborn, Jane Davidson, Barbara Chidgey and Cynnal Cymru’s Helen Nelson and Rhodri Thomas.

Three finalists have been selected for each category with the exception of the Sustainable Project of the Year, where the number of entries and quality of submissions meant that our judges decided to put five projects through to the final.

Barbara Chidgey said

“It was a privilege to be part of the Judging Panel for the inaugural Sustain Wales Awards. Across the categories it was fascinating to read about such diverse approaches and contexts to supporting the sustainability agenda and ways of working. Many submissions inspired. The standard of so many of the entries made the work of the panel challenging in terms of finalising the short lists – just as it should be! I believe the Sustain Wales Awards have highlighted some excellent examples of approaches to sustainability in the category finalists”

We can now reveal the final shortlist in each category. Each finalist has their own live profile telling you why they should win the Sustain Wales Award.  Now it is over to you to vote for your winner in each of the eight categories. Click here to go to the voting section.

Young Sustainability Champion


Odette Wills    National Union of Students
Mousa Dahabreh    Swansea University
Theo Davies-Lewis    St. Michael’s School


Sustainable School/College of the Year


Bridgend College
Coleg Gwent
Millbank Primary School


Sustainable Venue of the Year


St David’s Dewi Sant
WRU / Millennium Stadium
Wales Millennium Centre


Public Sector Award


Conwy County Borough Council/ Coed Cymru
City and County of Swansea
Cardiff and Vale UHB and City of Cardiff Council (Food Cardiff)


Sustainable Business of the Year


Costain Group plc.
Melin Homes
RCMA Social Enterprise


Community Group of the Year


Datblygiadau Egni Gwledig (DEG)
Pembroke 21C Community Association
Swiss Valley C.P. School / Groundforce Swiss Valley


Social Enterprise of the year


Antur Waunfawr
Down to Earth
FareShare Cymru

Sustainable Project of the Year


Centre for Alternative Technology – ‘Who’s Getting Ready for Zero’ report
Safer Swansea Partnership  – ‘Purple Flag’
Snowdonia National Park Authority – ‘Peat land restoration’
Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University – ‘Solcer House’
WLGA – Implementing the Well-being of Future Generations Act with Local Authorities


There are a number of ways for you all to be involved:

A big thank you to the following Sustain Wales Awards’ sponsors for their support:
Interserve, Welsh Rugby Union, Wales Millennium Centre, Introbiz, Carbon Culture, Interface and Melin Homes.