[:en]Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales’ inaugural Sustain Wales Awards ceremony was held at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff last night to an audience of national and international businesses and champions of sustainability in Wales. The Awards are to celebrate and highlight the excellent work being done in Wales and the evening was filled with entertainment from actor and host, Rhodri Hugh Thomas.
Hallam Amos, Wales international Rugby Union and Newport Gwent Dragons player, opened the awards and outlined his strong interest in sustainability and the benefits that sport can bring to society. Amos believes that culture is an important part of sustainability and in Wales sport plays a huge part in our culture – rugby in particular.
Welsh Water – Dwr Cymru, as the main sponsor, was joined by a host of category and ceremony sponsors including; Melin Homes, The Open University, Pick Everard, Interserve, LivEco, IntroBiz, The Welsh Rugby Union/Wales Millennium Stadium, The University of Wales Trinity St David, the Wales Millennium Centre and Yoke Creative.
Peter Davies, Commissioner for Sustainable Futures, was presented with the special award of Sustainability Champion by Jane Davidson on behalf of the University of Wales Trinity St David. Peter Davies said “I was honoured and surprised to receive an award last night. It was a great evening and I am pleased to see recognition for the work done by individuals, organisations and communities in this field. It is important that we share what people are doing and thank those that are leading the way in improving Wales for future generations[:]