Who we are
Sustainable Wales was established as a charity involving volunteers and became the first community based sustainable development organisation in Wales in 1997. Our aims are to change behaviour, working with communities, public sector bodies, the voluntary sector, small business and politicians. We believe that we are showing the way forward for community regeneration. Sustainable Wales is a member of many local and some Wales-wide networks and aware of the many agencies and staff involved in the protection of the environment and community regeneration.
In May 2009 the Welsh Government produced its latest Sustainable Development Scheme: ‘One Wales, One Planet’. The Scheme proposed SD as the central organising principle across all Ministerial portfolios and resulting policies. The 2012/13 consultation explains legislative plans to place an SD duty on public bodies in Wales and to create an independent SD body for Wales Sustainable Development
We consider Sustainable Wales to be an organisation that has been helping the Welsh Government achieve these ambitions within civil society. Our grass-roots experience and history of community activity mean that we can engage at street level, whilst communicating with civil servants or politicians. SW is one of very few Welsh charities that is able to turn environmental and social lifestyle ideals into meaningful action.
Sustainable Wales is based in Porthcawl (map).
1st Floor, 4-5 James, Porthcawl, Wales, CF36 3BG
Phone: 01656 783962
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Sustainable Wales is an unincorporated charitable trust (registration number 1065789/0) managed by an elected board of Trustees, who appoint a director and any other staff.
- Bruce Kennedy, Chairman – former Head of Programme Development HTV
- Philip S Marks - Social Auditor, Chartered Waste Manager & Environmentalist, Resource Solutions Master and Director of Mentro Lluest
- Dr. Steven Harris – BSc, PhD, Research Fellow at the Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems, Bristol
- Richard Thomas – Musician, Environmental Consultant, Cylch Reuse Coordinator
- Peter Morgan - Media Analyst
- Robert Minhinnick - Poet, essayist and editor
- Gareth Clubb – Director Friends of the Earth Cymru
- Dr Frank O Connor - Director, Ecodesign Centre
- Simon O Rafferty - Ecodesign Centre
- Alwyn Jones - Philosopher and academic
- Martin Fitton - Environmental Consultant
- Philip McDonnell - Environmental Consultant
- Tina Eynon – Environmentalist
- Natalie Sargent – Development Officer – Vale Voluntary Services
- Lee Turner - Community Regeneration Manager, Groundwork Trust, Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot
- Ken Moon - Development Officer, Cylch
- Ben Dineen – Spice Development Officer
- Martin Little – SUSSED Director, accountant
- Jan Walsh - Director Cotelydon
- Edward Goldsmith - Founder and editor ‘The Ecologist’ and writer. Died August 2009
- Jonathon Porritt - Writer, broadcaster, environmentalist, chair UK Sustainable Development Commission. 2000- 2009
- Jan Morris - Writer, broadcaster
- John Barnie - Editor ‘Planet’ magazine and writer
- Dafydd Iwan - Writer, musician, broadcaster
- John Humphries - Former editor ‘Western Mail’
- Angharad Tomos - Writer
- Hilary Llewellyn-Williams - Poet
Sustainable development is “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” Bruntland Report.
Sustainable development is therefore ’overarching’ and means taking account of the past, the present and the future locally and globally. Making a fair judgement on economic, social and environmental considerations. ‘ Sustainability ‘ is thus concerned with redefining ‘ quality of life’ in a global context.
We work with everybody - “from the street corner to the corridors of power.” Our clients include the Welsh Assembly Government and Environment Agency Wales, local authorities, health trusts, businesses, cultural agencies, individuals and community groups.
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Sustainable Wales believes in prudent stewardship of the world, its people, places and natural resources. Sustainable Wales commits itself to act accordingly.