GLOBAL ACTION PLAN – Creating Sustainable Communities


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Global Action Plan supports schools, communities and businesses to take practical, environmental action to live and work as sustainably as possible.


Global Action Plan is part of GAP International – a global network of organisations in over 27 countries, that facilitate behaviour change to promote environmental sustainability.



Our mission is to support people to live more sustainable lifestyles, by offering practical yet creative solutions that inspire people to act.

By focusing on environmental behaviour change, GAP programmes empower individuals to change their long-term consumption habits with sustainable living tools and programmes.


GAP programmes introduce sustainable habits and lifestyle changes, but measurement is key to determining the success of these changes. With a focus on sustaining these changes in the long-term we measure the impact and savings of participants actions, and use the results for support and feedback.

Measurement of environmental impact is a key metric in continuing to develop our own resources.



Our focus is environmental education and professional training, led by a national team of scientists and expert facilitators. Our goal is to inspire and support everyone throughout Ireland to take practical steps towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

Informed by the latest developments in climate and environmental science, GAP’s education programmes are designed to promote energy conservation, water saving and waste prevention.

STRATEGY 2016: One Earth. Act now.


Through environmental education and awareness, our goal is to inspire and support everyone throughout Ireland to take practical steps towards a more sustainable lifestyle. We focus on four main themes: water, energy, food and waste, working with communities of place and of interest.

These are the values by which we work: collaborative – empowering – ethical – inclusive – innovative. Furthermore, we commit to running our own organisation in as environmentally responsible a manner as possible.

GAP was established in 1995 as a small environmental charity, operating from shared premises in inner city Dublin. Since then GAP has established a national role maximising the impact communities have on environmental problems.

This strategy provides a blueprint for GAP’s development, empowering as many communities as possible to adopt a greener lifestyle and thereby play their role in protecting planet Earth.




GAP Strategic Plan 2016


Board, staff and supporters – past and present – must be congratulated on their achievements over the past two decades.



Annual Report 2015: Communities Grow Together




In 2015 our impact grew as we launched a number of exciting initiatives gaining traction internationally, we worked with over 34,000 individuals nationally and our annual report is a snapshot of the incredible work which the GAP team have delivered.