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SUSTAINABILITY ACTIONS IN THE HOME

SUSTAINABILITY ACTIONS IN THE HOME There is no doubt that Climate Change is the single greatest threat facing humanity at the moment. But there are very simple sustainability actions we can each take in our home to make an impact. We live in an increasingly uncertain world and at times it can seem like its […]

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Calling on all Water Explorers

Water Explorer is a fantastically free, global, online, educational resource for teachers and students aged 8-14 years from 11 participating countries. After a successful launch in January 2015, the inspiring and empowering programme led 237 Irish Explorers on 4 missions to rescue our ‘waterful’ world; Precious Water, Fresher Water, Global Water and Secret Water. Students […]

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Global Action Plan’s Community Gardener on growing in small spaces

No garden? no problem! Here’s a few tips on how to get started growing in small spaces. Go vertical: if you only have limited space – go up (think runner beans, tomatoes, climbers, etc). Pots: big and small, window boxes, hanging baskets, even old tyres, banged up bathtubs, fishing crates and many other “scrap” containers […]

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Community Project Coordinator talks about Spring Cleaning!

“In ode to National Spring Cleaning” So the days are getting longer, the birds are busy nesting and we are busy cleaning! What is it about the Spring that spurs us into donning the rubber gloves and scrubbing everything in sight?  Sofas get moved, windows get cleaned, curtains get washed it seems everywhere suddenly needs […]

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Interning with Global Action Plan

Having been with GAP for a month now I have been in a great position to see them organise, set up and start the 2012 Green Living Programme. There will be 5 courses that run throughout 2012 two of which have already begun. For me it has been really positive experience to see how different […]

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Joanna Gange-Harris: Geography Graduate from UWE, in the UK

A very lovely but cold Friday morning in Dublin and I am into my third week of placement with Global Action Plan Ireland.  I am working with GAP with a primary focus on Fairtrade and the Fairtrade Fortnight within the Ballymun community. Its really interesting for me as I studied a module about Fairtrade  at […]

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