One of the networks C3SC is proud to support is CSEN (Cardiff Sustainable Education Network), which focusses raising public awareness on issues of education, sustainability and the environment. The network has over 100 members and promotes Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship to schools, colleges and the public in Cardiff and surrounding areas. CSEN has been in operation for a number of years and is a constituted network.
C3SC and GVS members interested in education, the environment and sustainability are welcome to become members of CSEN. The network is the means by which C3SC will gather the views of third sector organisations and communities on relevant topics and ensure they are represented through current channels – such as at statutory partnerships and in consultations.
C3SC supports Cardiff green map
Cardiff Transition is an initiative for and by the people of Cardiff. Its aim is to plan how we can create a positive future in the face of two environmental challenges – climate change and the end of cheap oil – resulting in a city which is low energy, low carbon, sustainable, healthy and happy. Cardiff Transition has produced a map of all green services, areas and groups in Cardiff. Click on the thumbnail of the map to access it.
Training and events
- Find out more about social enterprise Green City’s events.
- Get involved in reducing food waste: WRAP is offering fully-funded training and workshops.
- Viridor and Prosiect Gwyrdd Community Fund. Panel meetings will be held quarterly towards the first week of the month in: March, June, September and November. The closing date for applications will be 1 month before the panel meeting and applications will be circulated to the panel within 2 weeks of the meeting.
- Download the Natural Resources Wales Funding Update.
Cardiff Council Scrutiny
Do you have a question for Cardiff Council?
City of Cardiff Council scrutiny seeks to ensure the voice and concerns of the public influence policy and service improvements. You can submit your question direct to Cardiff Council or by emailing C3SC’s Operations Manager Mary Duckett at [email protected]
Date of next Environmental Scrutiny Committee meeting: to be announced.
News and other info
- You can now view the minutes from the Cross Part Group on Fuel Poverty meeting from 22nd May 2018. You can also find the presentation for the meeting here.
- On Wednesday 21 September 2016, a coalition of more than 50 leading conservation bodies across Wales will unite to highlight the state of nature in Wales.
- Investing in Nature: Easy Tips to Help Wildlife to Thrive.
- Why have policies that support and help nature? Read this information from Environet Cymru.
- Designed with community groups in mind, the Environet Cymru Investing in Nature guide helps us look at the negative impacts that we may inadvertently be having on nature and explains the simple, practical but often over-looked actions that we can take to Help Wildlife to Thrive. It also explains how you can influence others and do more across your group or organisation by Getting Nature into Your Environmental Policy.
- Environet Cymru’s new Investing in Nature guide helps us look at the negative impacts that we may inadvertently be having on nature and explains the simple, practical but often over-looked actions that we can take to Help Wildlife to Thrive. It also explains how you can influence others and do more across your group or organisation by Getting Nature into Your Environmental Policy. Environet Cymru is a Welsh Government programme working to support any community group or third sector organisation wanting to start or develop an environmental project.
- Sustainable Wales offers free help to community groups to reduce their carbon footprint.
- Environet Cymru is WCVA’s information and support service for groups or organisations wanting to start or develop an environmental project. They can connect you with environmental groups, volunteers and the wider third sector, provide policy updates, signpost to funding opportunities, promote events and offer information on good practice and greening your organisation. Find out more at www.wcva.org.uk/what-we-do/making-a-difference/environet-cymru
- Download the latest Natural Resources Wales ‘Living for Wales’ Update.
- Wales is coming together to reduce our energy bills.
- The current Come Outside! programme ended on 31 March 2016. The programme enabled 260 organisations to involve nearly 3,500 people from deprived communities in over 1,000 outdoor activity sessions.
- Nest is a Welsh Government scheme working to help reduce the number of households in fuel poverty and make Welsh homes warmer and more energy-efficient places to live. Here are contact details if your organisation would like the support of a Nest Partnership Development Manager and here is a link to Nest’s Annual Report 2015-16.
- Cardiff has been selected as founding member of UK sustainable food network.
- Take a look at the Cardiff Transition website at http://cardifftransition.com/
- Have you seen our 12 Climate Change information sheets (the link is at the bottom of the list)?
To find out more:
If you’d like more information on the Cardiff Sustainable Education Network, please contact Wayne Morgan by emailing [email protected] or by calling on (029) 2048 5722. Membership is free.