[:en]We are delighted to announce the finalists for the Sustain Wales Awards 2016.
Over the past few months Cynnal Cymru have been inspired by the 60 applications we have received for the Sustain Wales Awards taking place in November 2016. We have been overwhelmed by the number of exciting innovative projects and initiatives being carried out by businesses, community groups and individuals across Wales.
Last week the judging panel had the difficult task of selecting a short list of three applicants in each category by focusing on those that are contributing the most to help achieve Cynnal Cymru’s mission, to make Wales a sustainable nation. Our judging panel consisted of Former Premier of South Australia, Mike Rann; Head of Policy and Innovation at the Future Generations Commissioners Office, Rita Singh and Chair of Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales, Derek Osborn.
The judges used the goals and principles of the new Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act as a base to measure activities and outcomes and were delighted to see the level of understanding and implementation of sustainability through innovation.
Mike Rann said:
“It was an honour to be part of the shortlisting panel for the Sustain Wales Awards 2016 and learn about the impressive work being done in Wales. I believe these finalists are the pioneers in ensuring Wales becomes a world leader in sustainable development over the next few years. Congratulations to all those shortlisted and I look forward to hearing who the public chooses as their winners at the awards ceremony in the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on November 17th”.
The public vote opens today on the Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales website and we expect to exceed last year’s 5000 during the next four weeks.
Tickets for the awards ceremony are also available which promises to be an inspirational evening hosted by Jane Davidson and is a key event on the social calendar for anyone interested in sustainability.
The finalists for each category are listed below:
Sponsored by University of Wales Trinity St David’s
Sponsored by The Open University
Thornhill Primary School
Sustainable FE/HE Institution
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Ty Mawr Lime
Sustainable Public Service
Sponsored by Griffiths
South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner
Natural Resources Wales Healthy Hillsides & Carbon Positive Project
Llanelli Rural Council
Sponsored by Melin Homes
Halen Môn / Anglesey Sea Salt
Principality Building Society
Sponsored by Principality Stadium / Wales Rugby Union
Ynni Ogwen Cyf
Gwern y Domen Conservation Group
Datblygiadau Egni Gwledig (DEG)
Sustainable Social Enterprise
Sponsored by Interserve
Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum
Sponsored by Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Port of Milford Haven
Dwr Cymru Rainscape
Newport City Homes