Tag: Sustainability

Sustainability Webinars 2020

As we are currently unable to offer the KESS 2 Sustainability Workshops face to face we have adapted them to run as webinars. The dates and times available for Introduction to Sustainability Webinars are : July 16th. : 10 – 11.30 a.m. August 11th. : 10 – 11.30 a.m. Book your place: If you would… Read more »

Highlight of 2019 : The KESS 2 Awards Annual Event

Annual Event 2019

On Tuesday 10th September 2019 the third Annual KESS 2 Awards Event was hosted at the Celtic Manor Resort in Caerleon, Newport. With engaging 3-minute presentations by our KESS 2 and KESS 2 East participants, the evening was once again a platform for these researchers from across Wales to compete for a chance to win up… Read more »

Peer support helping to magnify the wellbeing benefits of outdoor activities

Trys Burke

  With north Wales being described as the ‘Adventure Capital of Europe’ and this year being promoted as #yearofoutdoors, we are all being encouraged to celebrate our mountains, coast and countryside and to immerse ourselves in the nation’s natural beauty and reap the benefits to our wellbeing. A new and exciting study from Bangor University… Read more »

Public Procurement Expo with KESS 2 presence to be held at Bangor University

An ‘Expo’: Public Procurement and meeting the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act Goals at Bangor University’s Neuadd Reichel Hall, to be held on Tuesday 4 February, will bring procurement officers from across the north Wales public sector, academics and other leaders in public procurement together to collaboratively explore how public bodies can use more sustainably produced, local… Read more »

Major new research to strengthen sustainability of Welsh farming

As climate change and environmental issues continue to rise in the public’s consciousness, red meat body Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is helping to fund a major piece of research at Bangor University which will help the Welsh lamb and beef sectors in their bid to lead the world in terms of… Read more »

Bringing bivalve aquaculture out of its shell: Samantha Andrews from The Fish Site reports on the work of KESS 2 researcher Andy van der Schatte Olivier

The Fish Site

This article, written by Samantha Andrews on 10th January 2019, was originally published on The Fish Site and reports on the research project of KESS 2 PhD candidate Andy van der Schatte Olivier (Bangor University). The article has been republished with full consent from The Fish Site. Read the original article here. The true value of cultured bivalves such as… Read more »

IBERS research on sustainable control of gastrointestinal nematodes featured on S4C’s Ffermio

IBERS

On Monday 28th January 2018, an Aberystwyth University KESS 2 project researching sustainable control of gastrointestinal nematodes in sheep was featured on S4C’s farming and countryside magazine programme Ffermio. Academic supervisor Dr Rhys Aled Jones and PhD candidate Eiry Williams spoke to Alun Elidir about the threat of anthelmintic resistance to sheep farmers in Wales and… Read more »

Long-standing KESS 2 company partner Halen Môn’s founders both awarded MBEs in the Queen’s New Year Honours list

Alison & David Lea-Wilson

David and Alison Lea-Wilson, founders of North Wales based SME Halen Môn, were both awarded MBE honours in the 2019 Queen’s New Year Honours list for their work supporting business and industry in Wales. Halen Môn is a world-renowned artisan sea salt company with Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status, located on the coast of… Read more »

Agroforestry can help the UK meet climate change commitments without cutting livestock numbers

This article by Charlotte Pritchard, KESS 2 PhD Researcher at the School of Natural Sciences in Bangor University, is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Some 12m hectares of the UK is currently covered by agricultural grasslands which support a national lamb and beef industry worth approximately £3.7 billion. However, proposals have been… Read more »

What does gathering from the seashore mean to the modern hunter gatherer

Liz Morris-Webb, a KESS 2 PhD researcher at Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences, is looking for people who gather from the seashores of Wales to take part in her research.  If you forage for food, bait, money, education, medicine, research or something more unusual, you can take part. There is increasing interest in ‘nature’s… Read more »