Decarbonisation

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Achieving a Zero Carbon Wales Together

In this blog, Chloe Jenkins gives a summary of 2 events, held in Bangor and Cardiff, and her personal reflections on the Zero Carbon Wales message...

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Can the Public Sector in Wales really be carbon neutral by 2030?
Catherine Miller, WCVA Environet Cymru Manager, takes a look at Welsh Government's consultation on achieving a zero carbon public sector...

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Do you want to become Carbon Literate?
Carbon emissions, global warming, and greenhouse gases - what do they have to do with you? Find out why your organisation should care about climate change and what to do about it...

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Do you want to safeguard against climate change risks?

Our new guide is designed to give you a basic understanding of climate issues and where to find further support to help you manage your climate risks…

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Zero Carbon Britain - A Perspective From Wales

Zero Carbon Britain is the flagship research project from the Centre for Alternative Technology, showing that a modern, zero-emissions society is possible using technology available today. We held two events back in July to explore what a Zero Carbon Wales might look like, read on to find out more...

 

Energy

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Creating new local Energy Community Cooperatives

Learn how European funding is empowering communities in Wales through locally owned energy…

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Nest - Working in partnership to tackle fuel poverty
The Welsh Government Warm Homes Nest scheme aims to tackle fuel poverty...

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Re:fit Cymru programme

New scheme launched to help public sector save money and become more energy efficient...

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Renewable Energy Toolkit

The Wales Community Renewable Energy Toolkit has been developed to help community groups take forward the development of renewable energy projects...



Food and Growing

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Biodynamic gardening takes holistic approach to the soil

Method creates a healthy system of plants, animals and soil while considering wellbeing...


Chicken run: how one school's hen project has blossomed into a smallholding revolution

Chickens rule the roost at San Sior primary school in Wales. Headteacher Ian Keith Jones explains the benefits and offers advice for starting your own brood...

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Companion Planting

Growing a few nectar-rich flowers amongst your vegetables can attract pollinators and lead to a bumper harvest...

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Farming Connect's new demonstration network - promoting best practice and innovation

Farmers and foresters from all sectors are urged to keep up to date with the latest innovation and technologies...

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LoveFoodHateWaste - Just Desserts

Despite the nation's sweet tooth, a lot of desserts still end up in the bin...

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Nature and Horticulture - A way to Mental and Physical Well-being

In our mission to explore and promote the importance of a mutually beneficial relationship between citizens and the environment in delivering Wales' Well-being Goals, Catherine Miller visits participants of CAIS's Seeds2Grow project...

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Welsh Government funding boost for community land use in Wales

Social Farms & Gardens (SF&G) has received Welsh Government funding of nearly £125,000 to support community groups, local authorities and land owners to access, own and improve green spaces in their area...

 

Natural Resources and Wildlife

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Celebrating a Community Asset Transfer Success 

Read about how Cae Bodfach, a group of dedicated volunteers, transformed an underused site through hard work, community support, and a passion and knowledge for growing good food…

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Coed Gwern Case Study

Coed Gwern, which is part of the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), is an innovative woodland project that demonstrates how healthy ecosystems can be maintained without compromising their enormous value to human society...

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How much pollution does vegetation remove in your area?

Explore how air pollution removal varies across the UK and use the Office for National Statistics's interactive map to see how much pollution was removed from your area in 2015...

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Protecting wildlife one survey at a time

Read about how The Nature of Our Village project is engaging with communities to discover and protect their local wildlife…

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Urban Greening

Four key benefits of gardens in towns and cities...

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What steps are being taken so that future generations will have clean air to breathe?

We have pulled together and summarised current government consultations, third sector campaigns, and actions you can take to reduce threats to our air quality…

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Why green spaces matter to your community

From national parks to individual street trees, our natural environment can help improve community cohesion, boost health and well-being, and increase resilience to extreme weather...

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Become a Charter Champion and lead your community for Trees, Woods and People!

Help to unlock the potential of the UK's trees and woods, improve our lives and landscapes, and celebrate the trees in our lives. Become a Charter Champion today...

 

Recycling and Waste

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Green is the new black
People in Wales are being encouraged to swap black for green...

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SkipAdvisor App

SkipAdvisor App Aims to Build on Wales' Landfill Reduction Success...

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Tailoring the Fashion Industry: The Power of Supply Chains
In December 2016, Invest in Nature Cymru attended Cynnal Cymru's first sustainability in fashion event. INC's Chloe Jenkins has been reflecting on industry's role in delivering Wales' Wellbeing goals...

 

Volunteering and Taking Action

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WCVA went wild this June to help nature and staff well-being

This June WCVA staff took part in the Wildlife Trusts' 30 Days Wild campaign. In this blog, WCVA's Invest in Nature Cymru Support Officer Chloe Jenkins talks about their experiences and what they've learnt from taking part...

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Are you interested in volunteering for a new nature conservation project across South Wales?

Get involved by answering the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust's 'Connecting the Dragons' project survey and you'll also be entered into their prize draw...

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Could your skills support our natural environment? Find out in our new toolkit

Environet's new toolkit is packed full of ideas for getting involved in environmental volunteering and celebrates fantastic projects making a difference in Wales through people like you...

 

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Does your group or organisation want to develop an environmental project?

Invest in Nature Cymru can help point you to resources, support and funding...

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Do you want to get involved in looking after local natural resources?

Natural Resources Wales are looking for partners to help develop Area Statements for the protection and enhancement of Welsh ecosystems...

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Do you want to make your organisation more sustainable?

Check out our Invest in Nature Cymru webpages to understand how you can make your organisation more resilient to issues which will impact upon future well-being…

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Help monitor wildlife with your Local Environmental Record Centre
Do you have any flying, crawling, or hopping visitors to your garden, park, or beach? Submit your findings online and learn more about your wild neighbours from the LERCs...

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New Resource - Introducing the goals of the Well-being of Future Generations Act and the Third Sector's contribution
Think the Goals of the Well-being of Future Generations Act are only for public bodies? The third sector contributes greatly towards the achievement of the goals and these factsheets aim to help groups think more about their contributions in the context of the goals...

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New Resource - "Recording the Natural World" Toolkit

Recording the wildlife, plants, and habitats that you come across in your garden or out and about is a great way to help protect the natural world whilst also looking out for your own health and well-being...

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The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act - New Ways of Working Factsheets
This Act aims to create a secure, sustainable future for Wales. But how exactly will it do that, and what - if any - are your obligations?

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Volunteering - Wildlife Trust

Involving people from all sectors of society, in urban and rural areas, is fundamental to the ethos of The Wildlife Trusts...

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Want to do your bit for nature? Check out our guide to find out how

Environet's 'Investing in Nature' guide demonstrates that there are simple, cost-effective steps you can take to do your bit for nature...

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Want to go green in 2018?

You could start by reading our 5 easy ways to make your workplace more nature friendly...

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Your Responsibility for a Resilient Wales

There are simple, cost-effective steps that you can take to do your bit for a Resilient Wales which will also save money, improve staff and volunteer morale and contribute to healthier and vibrant communities...