27 September | Green Drinks Cardiff with United Purpose

27 September | Green Drinks Cardiff with United Purpose

On 27 September, Cynnal Cymru, in partnership with Renewable UK Cymru and United Purpose are hosting our fifth Green Drinks networking event to bring together organisations across Wales interested in sustainability. This is a great opportunity to hear about new developments and share any exciting plans or projects with like-minds.

Cynnal Cymru is really pleased to be developing new links with United Purpose and this event is a great opportunity to hear about the impressive work they do in supporting international communities living in poverty to secure prosperous, independent and sustainable futures.

We are also delighted to announce that Dr Jane Davidson, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness (INSPIRE) will be joining us as our guest speaker.

We will also be joined by Cynnal Cymru member Jon Davies, Director at Lightology – an award-winning Newport-based company specialising in bespoke  low-carbon, high-efficiency LED lighting schemes in commercial environments.

Time: 17:30 to 19:30pm

Location: The evening event takes place in United Purpose’s Cardiff based headquarters on Cathedral Road.



Members of Cynnal Cymru and Renewable UK Cymru can purchase tickets at the discounted price of £9.99 while the price for non-members is £14.99.

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Include drinks and nibbles.



Jane Davidson, INSPIRE

Dr Jane Davidson is Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for External Stakeholder Development and Engagement and Director of INSPIRE at the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David. Janeis also a member of Senior Directorate and the Senior Management Team of the University.

Formerly, she was Minister for Environment and Sustainability in Wales from 2007 to 2011 where she was responsible for the Welsh Government agreeing to make sustainable development  its central organising principle, the development of the 870 mile Wales coast path and the introduction of a charge on single use carrier bags.

Prior to that she was Minister for Education and Lifelong Learning where she introduced a new Foundation Phase for 3-7 year olds, the Welsh Baccalaureate and Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC) into the Welsh curriculum.

Jane is passionate about the environment and resource effectiveness and has been given a number of accolades for her work. She was the third most influential environmentalist in the UK for the Independent on Sunday in 2009 and has been Resource magazine’s no 1 and 2 in 2009 and 2010 for her work on waste which has seen Wales come from behind the rest of the UK to be the lead recycling country in Britain.

She holds honorary fellowships from CIW (Chartered Institute of Waste) and CIWEM (Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management) and is Patron of CIEEM (Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management) and TFSR (Tools for Self Reliance Cymru). She is a member of WWF’s UK Council of Ambassadors, Vice-President of Ramblers’ Cymru and has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Glamorgan for her work.

Jane says:

“Sustainability needs to be at the heart of how we do business. We cannot continue to use more resources than our one planet can support.”



Kathryn Llewellyn, United Purpose

Kathryn Llewellyn has been involved in human rights campaigning and international development management for over a decade. Her previous roles include: Executive Director of The GREAT Initiative (a gender rights charity); Acting CEO and International Director of Pump Aid (a water and sanitation NGO working in Zimbabwe, Liberia and Malawi); managing ‘Live Below the Line’ for the Global Poverty Project and working as International Development Director for The One Foundation. Kathryn has won a number of awards including the Sheila McKechnie Conflict ResolutionAward for her campaigning work on democracy in Zimbabwe and an UNTLD award for social entrepreneurs. Kathryn was also an advisor to Channel Four’s Battlefront show mentoring young campaigners.


Jon Davies – Lightology are an award-winning Newport-based company specialising in bespoke low-carbon, high-efficiency LED lighting schemes in commercial environments. They work with businesses of all sizes to reduce their energy costs and carbon output, improve their light quality and virtually eliminate maintenance.

They offer a free, no-obligation survey and lighting report that clearly illustrates the benefits and can conduct the work with no up-front costs.




Our Green Drink networking events are an excellent opportunity to showcase your work to a specialised audience of sustainability professionals.

As well as an opportunity to speak at the event, we offer promotional opportunities before, during and after the event.

  • – Brand associated with Cynnal Cymru and RenewableUK Cymru
  • – Event tweeted through the Cynnal Cymru and RenewableUK Cymru accounts to 10,000 followers
  • – Event with 50+ attendees
  • – Free ticket(s)

If you would like the opportunity to speak at our Green Drinks events we offer a number of mini sponsorship opportunities please call Lynsey Jackson on 029 20431713.