Hay Festival reveals 2022 programme, including sustainability-focussed Hay-on-Earth series

Returning for its first in-person spring event since 2019, Hay Festival is the world’s leading festival of ideas, bringing readers and writers together in sustainable events to inspire, examine and entertain.

The programme includes the Hay-on-Earth series – in which the latest environmental science, sustainable policies and creative responses to the climate crisis are brought into focus – while leading writers and sustainability experts launch new work and celebrate the natural world.

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Five of Wales’ Best Bluebell Woods – and Why it’s Important to Protect Them

The sight of bluebells carpeting a woodland floor is one of my favourite things about spring – but Coed Cadw (the Woodland Trust in Wales), has warned that it may become increasingly rare, thanks to the impact of human activity.

Visitors to Wales’ woodlands can play an active part in protecting these precious flowers for future generations, by following a few simple guidelines. 

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#TheExperienceMakers: More people wanted to work in Welsh hospitality

In response to nationwide staff shortages following the coronavirus pandemic, a new campaign will encourage more people to work in the tourism and hospitality industry in Wales. Thousands of jobs are currently up for grabs in the sector – which employs more than 157,000 people across bars, restaurants, pubs and hotels.

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Grants Available: Get £150 to ‘Plant & Share’ produce with your local community

If you’re part of a community group in Wales, you can now apply for a Small Grant to help you plant, grow and share produce with your local community. 

Food For Life Get Togethers is inviting applications for food-based community projects interested in getting involved in Plant and Share Month.

Grants are worth up to £150 and applications are now open to help groups with everything they’ll need to take part – from buying seeds and compost to getting hold of tools.

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