2017 Awards Shortlist

Our expert judges have been inspired and excited by the diverse range of applications this year and we are pleased to announce the shortlist for this year’s Sustain Wales Awards. All 10 winners will be announced during the Awards Ceremony on 30 November in Cardiff.


Sustainability Champion (nominations) – Sponsored by Trinity Saint David

This category recognises individuals who have inspired real change in their organisation and have contributed positively to the awareness of Sustainable Development in Wales.

Frankie Hobro

Chris Blake

Phil Williams

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Sustainable School – Sponsored by The Open University Wales

Open to primary and secondary schools, this category recognises the school or educational initiative that really stands out.

Ysgol Bae Baglan – Stride Treglown

Eco Icans Challenge – Thornhill Primary School

Y Gymru a Garem – Ysgol Gymraeg Brynsierfel / CISP Multimedia

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Sustainable FE/HE Institution – Sponsored by Acuity Legal

Open to further and higher education institutions, this category is looking for strong evidence of impact or innovation.

SWell Staff Engagement Programme and The Student Energy Project (TSEP) – Swansea University and Amber Energy

Centre of Excellence – Bridgend College

Pharmbees – Cardiff University

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Sustainable Venue/ Space

Open to all venues, places and spaces this category recognises innovative approaches to creating low carbon, resilient, safe and attractive communities.

Building Community – Down to Earth

Small Changes, Big Value – St David’s Partnership

More than just a Bowling Alley – Xcel Bowl

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Sustainable Innovation in Public Services

Open to all public sector organisations, this award recognises a team or project within the public service sector that have gone beyond statutory requirements of the Well-being of Future Generations Act.

Snowdon Partnership Plan – Snowdonia National Park

NRW’s Carbon Positive Project – Natural Resources Wales

Our Space – Public Health Wales / Greenstream Flooring

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Sustainable Business – Sponsored by Gwyrdd Creative Communications

This category is open to businesses and entrepreneurs who have demonstrated that adopting innovative sustainability practices leads to business success.

The Sustainability Challenge 2016/17 – Griffiths

Responsible Finance – Robert Owen Community Banking

Sustainable New Build Systems and Retrofit Insulation Systems for Old Buildings – Ty-Mawr Lime

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Sustainable Community Group – Sponsored by Asiantaeth Ynni Severn Wye Energy Agency

We are looking for inspirational voluntary groups and projects that have achieved positive change within their community.

Recycle4Charity – Pembrokeshire Care Share & Give

Pentrebane Zone

The Development of Pontyberem Park – Pontyberem Community Park Association

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Sustainable Social Enterprise – Sponsored by Social Business Wales

Open to all Social Enterprises/Community Interest Companies who are delivering positive impact through inclusive and innovative approaches.

Wind Farm and Sustainable Community Fund – Awel Co-op

Community Energy Network – Datblygiadau Egni Gwledig (DEG)

YnNi Teg

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Sustainable Practice in Arts, Culture or Sport (NEW) – Sponsored by Principality Stadium

Open to organisations within the arts, cultural and sports sector who have significantly improved the environmental and social well-being of their organisation and/ or community.

BBC Roath Lock Studios – Sustainable TV Production Certificate

‘It Doesn’t Have To be That Way’ – Breaking the cycles of abuse, violence and control

Arts from the Armchair – Theatr Clwyd / Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Board

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Special Recognition Award

Nominated by the Cynnal Cymru team and board, this special Award recognises an individual or organisation that has shown extraordinary determination, belief and commitment to the sustainable development cause. This Award is selected independently and will be announced on the night.


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