Category: Action

How our Lifestyles are Leading to “Virtual” Water Waste

Much of the water we use every day is obvious and visible, whether it is water use in our homes, schools or places of work. Water use in our homes such as flushing toilets, cooking, and showering is known for our domestic water use or domestic consumption. On average, our domestic consumption is 150 litres […]

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4 Reasons To Choose Cycling

Health Strength – Heart Health – Weight Loss Physical strength and muscle mass are an obvious benefit from cycling every day. Instead of sitting still in a car or on a bus, your body is moving and working throughout your commute. There are many long-term benefits of daily cycling! Doctors recommend at least 30 minutes […]

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Biodiversity Week 2018 – What is Biodiversity?

Biodiversity Week 2018 is upon us so why not take a look at the importance of biodiversity. What is Biodiversity? Bio – “life”; Diversity – “different stuff” Biodiversity is all the different living things that make life possible. Think of it is as parts of a puzzle; having a biodiverse ecosystem allows us to see […]

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Planting for Pollinators

Pollinators support plant growth and make your garden more fruitful than without them. When they stop by your garden, they take nutrient rich pollen to help neighbouring areas. You may have heard dystopian worries of a future world without bees, but it’s easier to avoid this than you think! You can help keep bee populations […]

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Beginning your Zero Waste Journey

The Waste Problem The average European throws away 500kg of waste each year; in Ireland that number is double. This places us at the 7th highest per capita municipal waste producer in the EU. Individuals and businesses produce municipal waste, making it the easiest to change through individual action. While there is easy access to […]

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Back in the Garden

Preparing the Beds The end of winter is often more predictable than this year, but don’t worry, you can still start on your garden! Even with the extra wet soil, we are preparing the ground for seed at the Green Living and Sustainability (GLAS) Community Garden. Throughout the winter, we covered the beds with cardboard […]

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World Water Day 2018 – Nature for Water

Every year on the 22nd of March, the world celebrates World Water Day (WWD). The United Nations created World Water Day to remind us of the vital importance of water resources in our lives. Water is at the core of sustainable development and is critical for human survival. It affects all aspects of society, from […]

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Conscious Consumerism – Why go Fairtrade?

Are you a Conscious Consumer? To achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, each one of us must take part in creating a sustainable world. A simple, yet effective, way to live sustainably is to become a conscious consumer by purchasing Fairtrade certified products. With Fairtrade Fortnight right around the corner, what better time than […]

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Did you say RECYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLE GREENHOUSE?

The Recycled Plastic Bottle Greenhouse has been a feature of the Green Living and Sustainability (GLAS) Community Garden in Ballymun for the last six years. As the garden hosts more workshops and volunteers, the time came to turn the greenhouse into an outdoor environmental education space! That’s why in November 2017, 14 volunteers from the […]

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Empowering Students to Become Environmental Champions – One Workshop at a Time

There are many aspects to environmental education. In response to this, Global Action Plan Ireland(GAP) has developed workshops around the six themes students can easily relate to and understand. Each workshop is tailored to student capacity to maximise understanding and ensure positive, sustainable behaviour change. These workshops also compliment the national curriculum in an interactive […]

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