None of us have all of the answers, there is no ‘off the shelf’ solution to the challenges we’re facing. By working together, we can collaborate and collectively learn and develop solutions for all of our futures. We have all of the ingredients to make real change here in Wales, and by working together we can make change real.
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Carbon Literacy Training
Making a difference; knowing, understanding, and mitigating our carbon impact.
This case study looked at the impact of wider awareness and knowledge of carbon literacy. Does greater awareness result in greater action? By knowing what the impact is, we can change behaviours to reduce the impact and become more sustainable.
Innovative Procurement - Creating Commercial Opportunities across the Cardiff Capital Region
How do we spend more Welsh public money in Wales, on Welsh businesses?
How do we ensure that the businesses in Wales are prepared for and able to tender and fulfil the contracts? In this case study we examine the data around local procurement and how we more effectively use it to enable our local and foundational economy. It’s the first step to fully understanding and integrating a successful supplier network.
Exploring Viable Solutions to Managing Waste Streams
Overlooked abundance of bioenergy?
Dog waste is a significant hazard to health and the environment. The disposal and waste management of it is outdated and ineffective. With about 10 millions dogs in the UK producing over a million tonnes of waste per year; we ask; is dog waste a viable option for bioenergy in Wales? and what would a deposit or collection scheme look like? This case study explores if and how.
Testing the Infuse Tools - Digital Lending Library
Can we reignite and reinvent an otherwise dormant project by applying innovation skills and thinking?
In this study, the associate tested whether the use the skills, tools, methods, and processes acquired in Infuse could kickstart a stalled Digital Lending Library project.
Mapping the CCR Residential Area for Prioritised Decarbonisation
Using data to enable effective decision making for retrofitting homes
If only we knew which homes needed prioritising for retrofit decarbonisation works based on factors like inefficiencies, household health and income. Think of the possibilities if we had a tool to help us see who’s most in need. In this case study we learn how maps and data when used proactively and innovatively can be effective at identifying areas of need across the region. By adopting a regional and collaborative approach we can work together to support the most in need first.
Embedding an ABCD Approach in Local Authorities.
What’s strong? Putting communities first is as simple as ABCD
Putting Communities at the heart of community development by putting them first and last. Ensuring community voices are driving and leading their development. In this case study we learn how embedding an Asset Based Community Development approach in public service provides both what’s needed and wanted in communities. Building on the strengths of communities and co-producing our public services.