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Job Opportunity | Living Streets Cymru

[:en]Living Streets wants to create a walking nation, where everybody has the chance to gain from the health and social benefits this simple act can bring. Walking is also a vital ingredient of successful communities. Walkable towns and cities are often more vibrant socially and economically. Living Streets manages innovative national projects, working with schools, communities and workplaces to encourage more people to walk short journeys.

They are looking for two creative and confident communications professionals to join a dynamic Policy and Communications team at Living Streets. As part of the team, you’ll play a key role in helping strengthen the voice for walking and ensuring their message is heard in Wales. You will be a member of the Policy and Communications department and work day to day with the Living Streets Cymru team.

To excel in this role, you’ll need to be organised, collaborative and resourceful and have a good understanding of a variety of communications channels specific to Scotland and Wales. You’ll work closely with our wider policy and communications, project delivery and commercial teams and play a central role in communicating the impact we’re having in our work throughout Wales. Your role will involve ensuring all our communications in Wales are on brand and our impact is reflected in the Welsh media. For Wales, fluency in writing and speaking in the Welsh language is a must. You will also help to raise our profile throughout Wales via smaller, targeted communications projects and wider stakeholder engagement.

Salary range: £26,519 to £33,513 per annum pro rata

Location: Cardiff

Hours: 17.5 hours per week (over 3 days a week)

Contract: Fixed term contract for 18 months from the start date

Closing date: 14 June 2019 (midday)

Interview date: w/c 24 June 2019 (exact dates to be confirmed)

Please send your application quoting reference Communications Coordinator (state the location) to recruitment@livingstreets.org.uk

If the candidate pack is required in an alternative format please contact Living Streets at recruitment@livingstreets.org.uk or 020 7377 4900.

Strictly no agencies.

CVs will not be accepted.

Download Application Documents[:cy]Living Streets wants to create a walking nation, where everybody has the chance to gain from the health and social benefits this simple act can bring. Walking is also a vital ingredient of successful communities. Walkable towns and cities are often more vibrant socially and economically. Living Streets manages innovative national projects, working with schools, communities and workplaces to encourage more people to walk short journeys.

They are looking for two creative and confident communications professionals to join our dynamic Policy and Communications team at Living Streets, one based in Scotland and one in Wales. As part of the team, you’ll play a key role in helping us strengthen the voice for walking and ensuring our message is heard in Wales. You will be a member of the Policy and Communications department and work day to day with the Living Streets Cymru team.

To excel in this role, you’ll need to be organised, collaborative and resourceful and have a good understanding of a variety of communications channels specific to Scotland and Wales. You’ll work closely with the wider policy and communications, project delivery and commercial teams and play a central role in communicating the impact we’re having in their work throughout Wales. Your role will involve ensuring all communications in Wales are on brand and impact is reflected in the Welsh media. For Wales, fluency in writing and speaking in the Welsh language is a must. You will also help to raise profile throughout Wales via smaller, targeted communications, projects and wider stakeholder engagement.

Salary range: £26,519 to £33,513 per annum pro rata

Location: Cardiff

Hours: 17.5 hours per week (over 3 days a week)

Contract: Fixed term contract for 18 months from the start date

Closing date: 14 June 2019 (midday)

Interview date: w/c 24 June 2019 (exact dates to be confirmed)

Please send your application quoting reference Communications Coordinator (state the location) to recruitment@livingstreets.org.uk

If the candidate pack is required in an alternative format please contact Living Streets at recruitment@livingstreets.org.uk or 020 7377 4900.

Strictly no agencies.

CVs will not be accepted.

Download Application Documents[:]

12 June | Smarter Wales Consumer of the Future

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Smart Energy GB invites you to the Senedd on Wednesday 12 of June at 12pm for a lunchtime reception sponsored by Llyr Gruffydd AM.

Join us, Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairsand leading organisations within the sector to discuss the current market innovations and opportunities for the smart energy consumer of the future.

A buffet lunch will be served alongside an opportunity to view information stands showcasing leading technology within the energy sector.

This event is free but tickets are limited, please reserve your ticket now

Date And Time: Wed, 12 June 2019 12:00 – 13:30 BST

Location: Senedd, Yr Oriel, Cardiff Bay, CF99 1NA

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Hoffai Ynni Clyfar GB eich gwahodd i’r Senedd ddydd Mercher 12fed o Fehefin am 12yp ar gyfer derbyniad amser cinio a noddir gan Llyr Gruffydd AC.

Ymunwch â ni, Lesley Griffiths, Gweinidog yr Amgylchedd, Ynni a Materion Gwledig a sefydliadau blaenllaw yn y sector i drafod y dechnoleg arloesol bresennol yn y farchnad a’r datblygiadau ar gyfer defnyddwyr ynni y dyfodol.

Darperir cinio bwffe ynghyd â chyfle i weld stondinau gwybodaeth fydd yn arddangos technoleg flaenllaw yn y sector ynni.

Mae’r digwyddiad hwn am ddim ond mae tocynnau’n gyfyngedig – archebwch eich tocyn nawr.

Dyddiad ac Amser: Dydd Mercher 12eg o Orfennaf, 12:00-13:30

Lleoliad: Senedd, Yr Oriel, Bae Caerdydd, CF99 1NA

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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: http://forgood.nus.org.uk/placements

For more information or to discuss this further, get in touch with Meg – Senior Project Officer, Education for Sustainable Development: meg.baker@nus.org.uk

 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 (meg.baker@nus.org.uk)

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Coworking, Collaboration and Community

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Cynnal Cymru works with a wide range of organisations from across Wales to help support and promote their sustainable initiatives. This month we feature two of our members who have developed innovative business models providing flexible coworking spaces for a growing community of freelancers and self employed.

 

The Sustainable Studio – Cardiff

The sustainable studio, Cardiff

The Sustainable Studio is a coworking space with community and collaboration at the heart.

Founded in 2016 by two sisters, Julia Harris and Sarah Valentin, the studio rapidly took shape breathing new life in to an old industrial warehouse to create an open plan co-working community in the heart of Cardiff for makers and creative folk. The building has provided the catalyst to do more collaborative and community projects and build relationships with other creatives. This has included working with fashion students at local Cardiff and The Vale College on live briefs and having students use the space for exhibitions and fashion shoots. Also hosting Creative Mornings Cardiff space encouraging creatives to network and share their stories. They have been part of a hub crawl for Creative Cardiff and hosted meetings for the coworking collective – a partnership between coworking space in South Wales.

All of the studios are made from reclaimed wood and the furniture, fixtures and fittings have had a previous life somewhere else. Providing an inspiring space to work, relax and do something amazing with a group of like-minded individuals.

As well as housing a variety of creative businesses, the studio hosts creative workshops, fitness classes, exhibitions and business events.

To find out more about the Studio visit www.thesustainablestudio.com | twitter: @TSSWales | insta @thesustainablestudio | FB @TSSCommunity


Indycube

Indycube in Swansea

Launched in 2010 by founder Mark Hooper with just a single coworking space in Culverhouse Cross, the Indycube Community has recently shifted from a Community Interest Company to a type of cooperative called a Community Benefit Society. They are a not for profit organisation with the express aim of “changing the way we all do business” for the better! Indycube offer a membership scheme that supports freelancers, the self-employed, and small business owners with a range of benefits and services, including free legal support and access to invoice factoring. They also run a network of coworking and shared work spaces, rapidly expanding across the Wales and the UK, with the aim to effectively kill the commute and get people working from within their local communities as much as possible.

From Penarth to Porth to Pembroke Dock, Indycube offer a variety of different spaces (many with scenic views) across Wales with the aim of providing high level working environments that give people the freedom and choice to live and work within their local community – a vital ingredient for many of communities across Wales. Here are just a few of the most idyllic places to work: 6 of Wales’ most scenic coworking spots.

As an organisation they are proud to be paperless and utilising the latest technology they have successfully digitised anything unnecessary including invoices, documents,letter and cheques.

Until April 1st, Indycube are offering independent workers (or anyone who’d like to be involved) chance to become Founding Members with full access to their benefits pack, including a free desk day every month, for only £1 a month until June. You can register to become a member here.

For more information visit Indycube | Insta @indycube_coworking | Twitter @indycube | Facebook @indycubecommunity[:]

Minuteman Press: How one small franchise goes above and beyond digital print

[:en]Minuteman Press is more than just a digital print and copying service. Located in Cardiff Bay since 2010, the small, friendly and highly knowledgeable team go above and beyond when it comes to exceeding customer expectations and developing a responsible business model that runs through everything they do.

“If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s that no amount of technology can replace the human touch. That’s why we hire only the most qualified individuals to serve on our team. We look for people that share our philosophy that your business is our business.”

Like many businesses in the print industry, the team at Minuteman Press recognises and embraces its responsibility to identify and reduce any adverse impact on the environment resulting from its production activities particularly in respect of energy, purchase of approved sourced paper, waste paper, waste toner containers and carbon emissions as a result of delivering customer orders. However, this is just a small part of the wider work they do.

The team are passionate and proactive in promoting environmental awareness, conservation and a sustainable way of manufacturing print and have a continuous development programme of improving processes, product ranges and continually work towards offering more environmentally friendly choices to our customers. Many of their customers including Cynnal Cymru and Size of Wales have become key partners, working together on a range of community and environmental initiatives to help promote a collective sustainable agenda.

The Minuteman team promoting Go Green Day and the launch of their rainforest inspired colouring book.
The Minuteman team promoting Go Green Day and the launch of their rainforest inspired colouring book.

In 2016 Cynnal Cymru worked in partnership with Size of Wales to promote Go Green Day, to help raise funds to protect tropical rainforests the size of Wales. Cynnal Cymru approached Minuteman Press to take part as Go Green Champions to help fundraise for the campaign. Not only did the team rise to the challenge, but by the end of the week the Manager and keen illustrator Louise, was already working on a specially designed and illustrated Go Green day colouring book. The rainforest themed colouring book was distributed and sold locally helping to raise money for the campaign. In addition the Minuteman Press team helped to spread the word by holding a mini book launch in the Cardiff Bay premises as well as sharing photos and tweets online. In November 2016 the Minuteman team received a special Sustain Wales Award in recognition of their exceptional work in championing the Go Green Day campaign.

They are compliant with legal environmental requirements and are committed to put in place a recognised Environmental Management System and are committed in reducing environmental impacts in relation to pollution, carbon footprint and waste paper.

They trade only with paper and board merchants who have evidenced compliance with applicable environmental legislation and requirements. The stock used by Minuteman Press is sourced only from sustainable forests managed by European environmental legislation compliant organisations. Products are Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) www.fsc.org certified and meet requirements of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC) Chain of Custody www.pefc.org.

They strive to make their own business practices less damaging on the environment, particularly in respect of the packaging and distribution elements of their organisation. As part of their environmental responsibilities, they carefully plan their delivery services to customers and reuse packaging where practical on their outward bound deliveries.

Where ever possible they use carbon emission free delivery transport methods to their customers and limit fuelled transport methods where ever possible. They use a Dragon Couriers, a local courier for the larger local drops and combine deliveries to be done in a geographical order. They operate a car share scheme minimising transport requirements and maximise the use of technology by engaging in conference call facilities for meetings.

They recycle all waste products in line with the Local Authority Waste Recycling guidelines and aim to ‘Reduce, Reuse or Recycle’ waste products where suitable and practical. All waste toner cartridges are recycled using approved contractors. They choose environmentally friendly consumables for the day to day running of the business and took part in Fairtrade fortnight.

Their original toners (press) are made using material which include biomass and are made from a plant/vegetable based resource. This contributes to achieving CO2 neutrality during recycling and helps reduce the overall carbon footprint.

Their overall approach is to collaborate with their employees, suppliers and customers to identify, assess and minimise the environmental, health and safety impacts resulting from their manufacturing operations, their products, and their product packaging.


To find out more visit the Minuteman Press website.[:]

Two Cynnal Cymru members announce a new and exciting partnership

[:en]Principality Building Society and the Welsh Rugby Union have just announced a ground-breaking partnership set to transform Welsh rugby. The ten year partnership will build grassroots rugby and be marked by the renaming of the national stadium of Wales in January 2016.

Cynnal Cymru already works with Principality and the WRU and plans to work closely with all its members on advancing cultural and sporting opportunities and projects to ensure a sustainable future for Wales.

Culture and sport are often overlooked as part of the sustainability landscape but research and recent publications in this area, including the Culture Shift Report, highlight how culture can positively influence behaviour change which is a key component of a sustainable future.

As a member of Cynnal Cymru, Principality is committing time and resources to developing a new effective sustainability (or CSR) policy and reporting mechanism. One of their managers recently graduated from our “Business Leadership for Sustainable Development” course which is accredited by Cardiff Metropolitan University and said; “I think the strong application to business was so beneficial personally and to Principality – it will add value to our work for years to come.”

The Welsh Rugby Union – Millennium Stadium is also a member and is one of the major sponsors of our inaugural Sustain Wales Awards. Darren Crossman, WRU Facilities Manager with responsibility for CSR, recognises the importance of the Awards: “We are pleased to sponsor the Community Group of the Year category as we recognise the need to acknowledge the excellent work being done by communities around Wales.[:]

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