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Month: May 2017

North Wales Food & Drink Goes Green with Cynnal Cymru

North Wales Food & Drink Goes Green with Cynnal Cymru People from the growing food and drink sector in north Wales, which is an important and expanding sector of the local economy, will gather together on Wednesday 5 July 2017 at Bangor University for Cynnal Cymru’s first all-day ‘shared learning and networking event’. Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales is the leading organisation for sustainable development in Wales and is working in partnership with Bangor University and Adnodd to create this knowledge exchange. The purpose of the event is to explore green innovation that will lead to sustainability and environmental...

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European Sustainable Development Week – Celebrating a Sustainable Wales!

European Sustainable Development Week – Celebrating a Sustainable Wales! European Sustainable Development Week takes place between 30 May – 5 June. Throughout the week Cynnal Cymru will be sharing daily inspiration from across Wales, celebrating sustainability excellence, innovation and leadership. We will be showcasing inspirational examples that link to the Well-being of Future Generations Act and the Sustainable Development Goals. You can follow the global conversation on twitter @cynnalcymru and @europeanSDWeek #ESDW2017 The European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) is an initiative to facilitate the organisation of activities that promote sustainable development and make these efforts visible on a common platform. The...

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New Polling on Welsh Independence

Difficult though it can be for some of us to believe at times, there are things going on in addition to the general election. Among the matters of interest to me has been the recent publication of some new evidence by Yes Cymru on levels of support for, and opposition towards, Welsh independence. A few words of background to start with. As I have said previously on the blog, there is no self-evidently correct way to ask about attitudes for independence. In the context of a referendum on the matter, referendum voting intention (with a question based around the wording on the referendum ballot paper) would presumably be the main question that most polls would look to ask. But we are not in that context in Wales at present. A number of different questions have therefore been asked, at various times: Various versions of multiple-options ‘constitutional preference’ questions. Here respondents are given a number of different options for how Wales should be governed, normally ranging from independence to no devolution, with a few intermediate possibilities. The proportion of people choosing the independence option could then be taken as indicating the level of support for independence. A small number of surveys have asked a slightly different question: giving people some sort of scale, anchored by end points of No Devolution and Independence, and asking them to indicate their own preference...

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Review of ‘In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive and Were Full of Joy’, curated by Elizabeth Price

Jo Spence, The Final Project, 1991–92. Courtesy the Estate of Jo Spence and Richard Saltoun Gallery © The Estate of Jo Spence Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, 13th May to 28th August 2017 Swansea’s Glynn Vivian Gallery had been closed for five years during renovation, but since 2016 it’s back; bigger, better, with a new café and library. The current exhibition, ‘In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive and Were Full of Joy’ is curated by the Turner Prize-winning artist Elizabeth Price. The role of the curator has changed in recent years; he or she was once a shadowy...

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Top 10 reasons why the environment should matter to businesses in Wales

Top 10 reasons why the environment should matter to businesses in Wales I’m Megan and I am the Communications and Projects Officer for Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales, the national charity for Sustainable Development in Wales. I am also studying for an MSc in Sustainability and wanted to share with our network the importance of the environment to business. Cynnal Cymru supports businesses to embrace sustainability and undertake their actions in a more responsible and environmentally friendly way. We currently have around 80 members which vary from small businesses like Lightology Ltd to some of the largest businesses in...

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