Renew Wales supports communities to take action on the impacts of climate change and live more sustainably. This could mean having a lower carbon footprint, protecting and enhancing nature, sustainable renewable energy or having locally grown healthy food for example. 

There are around 25 Renew Wales Co-ordinators across Wales, based in a variety of voluntary organisations and social enterprises and this helps create a network of active people who share ideas, learn from each other and support each other.  

As part of the Renew Network, Sustainable Wales, based in Porthcawl, is able to offer your group some free help, ideas for action, advice and further supporting contacts including:

  • Considering better ways of working to reduce your impact on climate change;
  • Developing people and planet friendly projects;
  • Developing the group's environmental and ethical policies;
  • Understanding the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act.

    Sustainable Wales can help you as a group or wider community to develop an idea which suits your locality, e.g. a local food co-op, community transport, a growing project or maybe something to do with energy. As a  Renew co-ordinator, they will work with you to develop an action plan and link you up to relevant peer mentor support. It could either be from an individual or you could for example, visit another group doing similar things to you.

    You will be invited to access their news updates, promote yourselves on the Renew Wales website, and to engage with on social media platforms.

    If you have an idea for a project which your group and community would like to do, no matter how large or small, contact Margaret Minhinnick, Director of Sustainable Wales, E: [email protected] or their Renew Wales' central office, T:029 20190260 or E: [email protected]