Day: March 6, 2019

NUS Placements for Good – Take on a Student this Summer

[:en]Take on a Placement Student this Summer     

Be part of the National Union of Students’ new programme – Placements for Good.

Do you want to be part of a new and exciting pilot programme? Work with university level students and increase capacity to progress sustainability.

NUS are looking for forward thinking organisations who want to work with university level students for social, environmental and economic benefit. Join a network of organisations working to enhance partnership working with universities whilst exploring potential to make a positive impact through their work.

They will:

  • Take away the hassle of recruitment and ensure you are partnered with talented and highly motivated students
  • Support you and your placement student before (with pre-placement training), during and after the placement to make this a valuable opportunity for all
  • Work with you to design a programme of work that supports your organisation’s core business as well as increasing your capacity to progress the sustainability (environmental and ethical) impacts of your work.

Placement for Good works with local charities, public sector organisations and businesses to empower students from all backgrounds to innovate and progress sustainability through meaningful work placements. They are looking for organisations like yourselves to support this vision whilst benefiting from the fantastic contributions’ students can offer.

In 2019, they are working with Solent University Southampton, University Centre South Devon and University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s.


  • Placements to commence summer 2019
  • Applications open now


Use this link to access an overview of the programme, how it works and what it aims to achieve.

To register, please visit:

For more information or to discuss this further, get in touch with Meg – Senior Project Officer, Education for Sustainable Development:

 You may also be interested in Dissertations for Good, here is an overview of membership for your information.

If you would like to talk further, please direct any questions to Meg (


Womenspire 2019 – call for nominations

[:en]Womenspire recognises women’s achievements in every aspect of life, from personal achievements to outstanding contribution.

Chwarae Teg want to hear about as many remarkable women from across the nation as possible, so if you know an inspirational women, please nominate her today!

Not sure how to nominate? They’ve written some handy top tips to help you out.

Top tips!

Deadline for nominations is Thursday 14 March.


[:cy]Mae elusen cydraddoldeb rhywiol flaenllaw Cymru yn dathlu llwyddiannau menywod o bob cefnir a chyfnod mewn bywyd ar hyd a lled Cymru.

Mae Chwarae Teg am glywed am gymaint o fenywod anhygoel o bob rhan o’r wlad â phosib, felly os ydych chi’n nabod menyw ysbrydoledig, enwebwch hi heddiw!

Ddim yn siŵr sut i enwebu? Dyma ambell air o gyngor i’ch rhoi ar ben ffordd.

 Cynghorion defnyddiol!

Dydd Iau 14 Mawrth yw’r dyddiad cau ar gyfer enwebiadau

Y categorïau:



The 2019 Summit Discussion: Putting the Citizen at the Heart of Urban Travel




09 MAY 2019 | 09:15 – 16:00 | CARDIFF

We are now gathering the resources for our fourth annual Sustain Wales Summit. We have devoted considerable effort in recent years to gather and focus expertise on the future of the car and road transport in general. We recognise the important, positive role that the car has played in our economic and social history, and we realised that people would not give up their cars easily, even though they are now associated with major environmental and health problems.

It has become apparent that our relationship with the car has to change: this conclusion is drawn by a number of organisations and experts – see IWA Decarbonising Transport in Wales Report for example. Our work on vulnerable customers and marginalised communities has focused our attention on the need to ensure that marginalised communities in Wales don’t lose out as transport decarbonises.

In the future, for several reasons, car ownership must and will decline. So the less well-off and those furthest from the economic centres have to be factored into the development of exciting new integrated transport systems. Meanwhile, it is often the less well-off, the youngest and oldest who suffer from polluted air while we delay the transition to low emission transport.

So our 2019 summit, building on our track record of work on road transport since 2016, will gather expertise to examine social justice and the needs of citizens in the evolving, integrated, low emission transport ecosystem that we all hope Wales will soon enjoy.


The summit will be separated into three categories and we will shortly announce exciting speakers to share learning on the below themes:


Healthy travel, healthy communities

·         Setting the scene: the case for clean air

·         Low emission transport alternatives to the car

·         Clean air innovations



Changing the way we move around our towns and cities

·         Integrating active travel

·         Mobility Credits

·         Active travel in the workplace



Creating opportunity and delivering well-being

·         Integrated transport systems

·         Reaching all communities

·         Car clubs / shared mobility



Tickets are now available and you can book via Ticketsource.

MEMBERS £50 plus VAT | EARLY BIRD £65 plus VAT  | NON MEMBERS £90 plus VAT 


Support the Summit

Cynnal Cymru works closely with our event sponsors and partners to bring together an exciting calendar of events throughout the year.

Our events typically offer a range of speaking and promotional opportunities, before during and after the event as well as a chance to showcase your organisation to a high profile audience.

If you would are interested in sponsoring and/ or speaking at this years’ Summit, please get in contact with Rhodri Thomas on 029 2043 1713[:]

Fairtrade Fortnight: She Deserves A Living Income

[:en]Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

25 February – 10 March

For two weeks each year, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid. This year the focus is on the women who grow our cocoa!

The fortnight’s campaign is around three things that these female workers deserves. She Deserves running water, She Deserves a doctor, #SheDeserves a living income.

A living income means enough money to live a simple but dignified life, paying for essentials such as clothing, medicine and school. This is not a luxury but a human right. This article from the Fairtrade Foundation explains the difference between a Living Wage here in the UK and a Living income in an international context.

£1.86 is the amount a cocoa farmer in West Africa needs to earn each day in order to achieve a living income. Currently, a typical cocoa farmer in Cote d’Ivoire lives on around 74p a day. Almost all cocoa farmers in West Africa live in poverty.

For the women the situation is even worse. They may plant and harvest on the farm, look after children, carry water, collect wood, cook and clean for the family, and transport the cocoa beans to market but often with fewer rights than men.

Fair pay, the right to a decent standard of living, and having the ability to work your way out of poverty is very important to us here at Cynnal Cymru, as a team who are passionate about social justice and as the Welsh franchise for the Living Wage Foundation.  

The British Government’s Living Wage does not take the cost of living into consideration in order to meet these goals, it is instead calculated by a median of earnings. The only established rate of pay which accounts for the cost of living is the independently calculated REAL Living Wage. Although, for reasons that are clear the two are often confused.

Standard of living and income security also feed in to wider Sustainability goals including environmental protection and climate change adaptation – the foundations of which are laid out by the Fairtrade Foundation.


How to Get Involved 

You can get involved with Fairtrade Fortnight by fundraising, signing and collecting signatures for petitions, organising events and of course, by buying fair trade chocolate.

If you would like to hear more about the Real Living Wage in Wales and the UK and the surrounding campaigns, you can contact our Accreditation Officer for Wales. 

To keep up to date on Living Wage issues in Wales sign-up to our newsletter. [:]

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