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Climate Action across Wales – November

22 November, 2023

Monthly updates – November – December 2023

Check out all the exciting nature and climate activities that are happening across Wales:

What’s on

There’s loads of brilliant upcoming events being held by our partners across Wales. Get your calendar out and start planning so you don’t miss out.

Event: Climate Cafe 

About: Newport’s first Climate Cafe 

Date & Place 29th November 4 – 6pm, The Cab, 22 Cambrian Road, Newport 

 

Event: Wales Centre for Public Policy

 About: Join Wales Centre for Public Policy to celebrate our tenth anniversary ! 

Date & Place: Wednesday 6th December. 12:30 – 14:00 GMT

Event by: Wales Centre for Public Policy

More info:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wales-centre-for-public-policy-10th-anniversary-tickets-741532853727

 

Event: COP Global Day of Action for Climate Justice 

About: 9 December Day of Action will be a vital moment to build the strength of our movement across Britain and the globe.

Date & Place 9th November – Locations across Wales (Cardiff, Swansea, Bangor, Aberysthwyth more to come)

Event by: Climate Cymru & Climate Coalition

More info: From your doorstep, to activity & action across Wales

 

Event: Wild Things: Saturday nature activities for families

About: Wild Things/ Y Gwylltion is our Saturday morning nature exploration session for families led by our wonderful Wild Things volunteers. It’s free, drop-in, and takes places twice a month.

Date & Place: 10 am – 12 pm  Railway Gardens, Adeline Street Cardiff CF24 2DH

Event by: Wild Things 

More info: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/y-gwylltion-wild-things-saturday-nature-activities-for-families-tickets-709367696877

 

Event: Benthyg (the library of things) open for borrowing

About: A place where you can: borrow things you need but don’t own, donate things you own but don’t need & meet people to share knowledge and skills with your community

Date & Place: Railway Gardens, Recurring weekly, 10am – 2pm on Wed, Thurs and Sat 

Event by: https://splott.benthyg.cymru/ 

More info: https://greensquirrel.co.uk/projects/railway-gardens-programme/

Job opportunities

Looking for a job in environment, climate or social justice in Wales? Check out the opportunities for rewarding work with organisations making a difference.

Name of organisation: Keep Wales Tidy

Event/Job title: Policy and Research Officer

Link: https://keepwalestidy.cymru/about-us/work-with-us/community-communications-officer-copy/

Date, location and/or deadline: Home-Based; North Wales
Closing date: 27 November 
Salary: Starting £28,004

 

Name of organisation: Keep Wales Tidy

Event/Job title: Community Communications Officer

Link: https://keepwalestidy.cymru/about-us/work-with-us/community-communications-officer/

Date, location and/or deadline: Home-Based; North Wales
Closing date: 27/11/23
Salary: Starting £28,004

 

Name of organisation: Keep Wales Tidy

Event/Job title: Education Officer

Link: https://keepwalestidy.cymru/about-us/work-with-us/education-officer/

Date, location and/or deadline: Home-Based; South East Wales
Closing date: 27/11/23
Salary: Starting £28,004

 

Name of organisation: Marine Conservation Society

Event/Job title: Hiraeth Yn Y Môr (HYYM) Project Assistant

Link: https://app.webrecruit.co/JobSeeker/Apply/cSlgpfaRJnkIqMT47sgKu1_xk59qtpDypDE9BaphtCI#

Date, location and/or deadline: Home-Based; Role requires operating in Denbighshire & Conwy, NE Wales
Closing date: 30/11/23
Salary: £21,840 pro rata per annum

 

Name of Organisation: Radnorshire Wildlife Trust

Role: Wilder Lugg Project Officer

https://www.rwtwales.org/jobs/wilder-lugg-project-officer 

Date, location and/or deadline: Full time, 37.5 hours per week – hybrid contract

Closing date: Friday 1 December 2023

Salary: £30,000 per annum

 

Name of organisation: Acorn

Event/Job title: Member Defence Organiser

Link: https://www.acorntheunion.org.uk/cardiff_mdo

Date, location and/or deadline: Cardiff
Closing date: 4th December 2023 at 11:59pm
Salary: £21,840 per annum

 

Name of organisation: Radnorshire Wildlife Trust

Role: Assistant Reserves Officer in Powys

https://www.rwtwales.org/jobs/assistant-reserves-officer-0 

Date, location and/or deadline: Warwick House, Llandrindod Wells (with travel within England and Wales), hybrid

Closing date: Friday 8 December 2023

Salary: £21,255-23,000 (plus relocation package)

Grants available

There are so many amazing projects urgently tackling the climate and nature crisis in Wales. But finding the right funding for your organisation can be really challenging. We hope this list  helps.

 

Warm this Winter Grants

We’ve launched our next round of Warm this Winter (WTW) grants for grassroots groups taking action on the energy crisis.

Application submissions are open until 5pm, monday the 27th of November 2023.

Email: Bethan@climate.cymru for more information.

 

Postcode Community Trust

Awarding funds thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery

https://www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk/

The funding criteria and application dates for 2024 will be available on our website early 2024.

Get involved

Looking for inspiring ways to take action for people, nature, climate justice and human rights? We’ve got the list you’ve been looking for!

Sign every petition – then get organising.

Energy for All – Everyone has a right to the energy needed for heating, cooking and light

Find out more here: Fuel Poverty Action – Energy for All

Sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/energyforall-everyone-has-a-right-to-the-energy-needed-for-heating-cooking-and-light

 

Emergency Energy Tariff Now!

Find out more here: We are proud partners with the End Fuel Poverty Coalition through our Warm this Winter campaigning.

Sign the petition here: https://www.warmthiswinter.org.uk/get-involved/emergency-energy-tariff-petition

 

Make Polluters Pay

Make it count, lets get to 40,000 signatories to the Prime Minister

Sign the petition here:

https://act.globaljustice.org.uk/make-polluters-pay-their-climate-damage-0

 

Support the global exit plan from fossil fuels:

The world is on track for 3c – It is clear that a global plan, legally binding agreement is need to stop the proliferation of new oil and gas.

Follow the science – pressure the politicians.

Sign the petition here:

https://act.globaljustice.org.uk/uk-leaders-support-global-exit-plan-fossil-fuels

 

Demand the UK government Exit the Energy Charter Agreement

“Fossil fools are holding climate action to ransom.”

Sign the petition here:

https://act.globaljustice.org.uk/dont-let-fossil-fuel-companies-block-climate-action

 

Debt Justice – cancel it.

There can be no climate justice without debt cancellation. But it will only happen if enough of us act.

Sign the petition here:

https://act.debtjustice.org.uk/cancel-debt-climate-justice-3

 

Save Penrhos, Ynys Mon – No if’s. No buts.

Full story here: https://bylines.cymru/environment/save-penrhos-nature-reserve/

Sign the petition here:

https://petitions.senedd.wales/petitions/245499?fbclid=IwAR2k-90PQh8bRZzySBmpqrkV4Mf9f6lOXn46eRWTg5LOsybPvLtS3b04E60_aem_ASJyHvgfbQh3QQFK_PfKonxPF9K1l6h8n5vZVo0-A41E7dawE-zFYNC8rRUrHTSf8xc

 

Save the Darwin Oak: 

Full story here: The Shrewsbury bypass – which will likely impact the towns drinking water, fell 200 veteran trees and much more..

https://www.bettershrewsburytransport.org/

Sign the petition here:

https://www.change.org/p/save-the-darwin-oak

 

Fossil Free Careers Cardiff: 

About: Swansea just kicked fossil fools off campus – lest see it happen in Cardiff.

We call upon the university careers department to:

Refuse all new relationships with oil, gas or mining companies

Decline to renew any current relationships with oil, gas or mining companies after the contractually obligated period ends

Adopt a publicly available Ethical Careers Policy that explicitly excludes oil, gas and mining companies from recruitment opportunities

Campaign by: People and Planet

Link: https://peopleandplanet.org/petitions/fossil-free-careers/fossil-free-careers-cardiff

 

Land of Our Future:

How to create a future where people and nature thrive.

Campaign by: WWF Wales

Link: https://www.wwf.org.uk/wales/land-of-our-future

 

Support Rewarding Farmers to Become Nature and Climate Champions

Campaign by: RSPB Cymru

Link https://action.rspb.org.uk/page/131620/action/1?ea.tracking.id=rspb_cymru_facebook

About

Join Project Climate Vote

Together, we’re going to recruit a million climate voters before the next election – and everyone has a part to play. Get involved here.

Campaign by: Greenpeace UK

Link: https://www.greenpeace.org.uk/take-action/project-climate-vote/get-involved/?fbclid=IwAR2KbnUWlm2EeDBDW0EEm1z0FlDo1_kfFzrdscH9-lsc1Jiazx9FR4XIMT8

 

Wildlife Trust Wales

About: The six Wildlife Trusts in Wales have come together to tackle climate change with the help of the young people of Wales. Join them! 

Campaign by: Wildlife Trust Wales 

Link: https://www.wtwales.org/stand-for-nature-wales

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