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Climate Action across Wales

8 September, 2023

Monthly updates – October 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.

Full Circle/Cwblhau’r Cylch – Llanelli

About: An ambitious project aimed at transforming Llanelli into Wales’s First Zero Waste Town.

Guest speaker – Lee Waters MS, Deputy Minister for Climate Change

Date & Place 9:30 -1:30pm, Fri 27th Oct, Parc Y Scarlets Stadium, Llanelli

Event by:Full Circle/Cwblhau’r Cylc

 

Event: South West Unite to Survive

About: From Cornwall to Carmarthenshire participants will join this festival of resistance organised by a huge coalition of organisations.

Date & Place: From 10am -5pm, Sat 28th October

11 Abbey Chambers, Bath, BA1 1

Event by: Coalition of 30+ organisations – Extinction Rebellion South West

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/s/unite-to-survive-south-west-fa/281692137917191/

Everything Must Change

Free Film screenings of the new feature film –

31st October – Cardiff

1st November – Swansea

2nd November – Newport

More info, more screenings or put on your own! @ReelNews

 

Event: Peace Education: From Community to Classroom

Date & Place 8 November 10.00am, Senedd

Event by: Welsh Centre for International Affairs / Academi Wales

 

Event: Climate Vigil

About: Join these monthly vigils at one of Europes worst fossil fuel funding banks.  Sit contemplatively or speak with passers-by. Share grief, share solutions.

Date & Place 11am 11th November, Barclays Bank, Working Street, Cardiff Central

Event by: Christian Climate Action 

More info: cymruCCA@gmail.com

 

Event: Global Donut Day (Wales)

About: Global Donut Day (Wales) a vision of what it means for humanity to thrive in the 21st century – centred around Doughnut Economics

learn, connect, celebrate, imagine and inspire

Date & Place 10.30 to 13.15pm, 13th November

Event by: Welsh Centre for International Affairs

 

Event: Introduction to Climate Fresk

About:  Climate Fresk

Date & Place 12:00 Weds 15th November, ONLINE

Event by: Chris Woodfield TYF, the Climate Fresk coordinator for Wales

 

Event: Warm this Winter – Art installation, protest & story telling

About: Calling on Welsh and UK Govts to take emergency action on profiteering energy companies, poor housing – we will be warm this winter.

Date & Place 11am 18th November UK Government Hub, Cardiff Central Sq  Join us

 

Event: Green Economy Conference & Exhibition

About: If you live in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea or Neath Port Talbot, don’t miss the regional Green Economy Conference & Exhibition

Date & Place Wed 22nd November, Swansea Arena

Event by: 4theRegion

 

Event: Climate Simulation

Date & Place 23 November, 9.30am, Senedd, for schools and colleges, 16-18 year- olds

Event by: British Council / Welsh Centre for International Affairs

 

Event: COP Global Day of Action

About: From 30 Nov to 12 Dec, world leaders will be gathering for the Conference of Parties (COP), hosted and presided over by the United Arab Emirates. While we know the COP processes won’t hold the solutions we need to tackle the climate catastrophe, the 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, West Wales & North Wales tbc)

Event by: Climate Cymru & Climate Coalition

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

Get involved

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

Clean Rivers for People and Wildlife 

Take part in the WI’s Week of River Action from 11-18 September

Energy Bill 

Email your MP to remove coal from proposed Energy Bill 

Stand in solidarity with small-scale farmers with CAFOD

An e-action to demand the World Bank ends all policies that restrict farmers’ freedoms to choose which seeds they use to grow food.  

LiveSimply award by CAFOD

Sign up to start your parish or school’s LiveSimply award journey.  

People’s Plan for Nature by National Trust Cymru

Created for the people, by the people of the UK – a vision for the future of nature, and the actions we must all take to protect and renew it.

Save Our Wild Isles

WWF Cymru, RSPB Cymru, and National Trust Cymru are calling on everyone across the UK to come together and take urgent action to Save Our Wild Isles.

Save Penrhos

A nature reserve on Anglesey that’s under threat by developers  

Stop the “Skyline”

Sign the petition to stop the “Skyline” on Kilvey Hill, Swansea 

Petition on micro plastics

Sign and share the petition on micro plastics run by Friends of the Earth Cymru, and the Sustainable Clothing and Textiles Cymru coalition 

Petition on status of ‘Climate Refugee’

Sign the petition to tell the UK government to recognise the status of ‘Climate Refugee’

Stop the coal mine expansion 

Donate to this crowdfunder to stop the expansion of Aberpergwm coal mine

Act now for farmers, nature and our communities

Demand the Senedd protects, cares for, and increases trees in the right places.

Eco Church programme

Ongoing awareness raising Run by A Rocha UK  to encourage more chapels and churches of all denominations to register to take action on climate change and nature crisis. Then work their way through the online survey towards a bronze, silver or gold award!

No New Oil campaign

Posters are available to pick up (as many as you need) from Railway Gardens in Splott during opening hours. 

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.

 

x4 Exciting roles with GwyrddNi support communities to act in the face of climate change across North Wales:

GwyrddNi Project Co-ordinator Communications Officer 

Dyffryn Nantlle Community Facilitator 

Welsh Language Mentor Education Officer

 

Save the Children UK is launching a volunteer opportunity called Generation Hope Changemakers

Deadline for applications is 29th October – application here.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Coastal Capacity Building Scheme

Enabling communities to take action in Welsh coastal areas to support nature recovery and sustainability. 

National Lottery

Sustainable Steps Wales – Egin Grants 

Brevio   

A grants matching service for all non-profits 

National Lottery  

Funding to help address the cost-of-living crisis 

Coalfields Regeneration Trust grant programme 

Grants include fast track funding to support energy efficiency improvements, plus funding for community owned renewables, social enterprise development, volunteer development, and jobs. 

Woodland creation grants

Various grants available from the Welsh Government. 

Millennium Stadium  

Grants of up to £7,500 for community, environment, arts and sport.

Save Our Wild Isles community fund 

This matching fund aims to help your project reach its fundraising target quicker.  

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