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University supports all-Wales Sustainability Week

15 May 2010

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The University is joining individuals, organisations and communities up and down the country to celebrate Welsh Assembly Government’s first Wales Sustainability Week, between May 17 and 21.

The week encourages people to take specific action to make Wales more sustainable, and also celebrates and promotes what is already going on. Cardiff will be using the week to highlight the University’s strengths in sustainability-related research, and to promote its on-going commitment to becoming more sustainable in its operations.

From Monday 17 May, a special exhibition will housed in the VJ Gallery in Main Building of the winning entries in a recent photography competition organised by the University’s Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS). Originally exhibited at the Senedd building in Cardiff Bay, the competition was open to everyone and was based on the theme: 'Discovering Your Environment'. Entrants were asked to explain how their image represented their environment and what this meant to them.

The University is also holding a Wales Sustainability Week Innovation Network event revealing how Welsh industry can benefit from the nation’s ambitions to accelerate its transition to a low-carbon energy economy. Professor Paul Peterson from the University’s Low Carbon Research Institute will present insights into future opportunities as more focus is placed on strengthening Wales’ expertise in this fast growing sector.

On the operational side, updates will also be provided on how we are working towards becoming a more sustainable University, including developments for more sustainable travel, and latest update on carbon reduction activities.

Following the success of the University’s own Sustainability Week in 2009, planning has also begun for Sustainability Week 2010. To be staged again during November, the week will be aimed at encouraging staff and students to become more sustainable in their everyday lives, as well as showcasing the University’s world-leading sustainability research. If you would like to stage a sustainability-related event during the University’s Sustainability Week 2010, email

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