Category: Blogs

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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The Park Stewardship Programme: The Value of Birds

As we near the Christmas holidays, we’re busy wrapping up one of our many schools’ programmes for the year. One such programme, Global Action Plan Ireland’s 10-week Park Stewardship Programme, aims to engage local young people in supporting the long-term care, ownership, and protection of local parks. This increases appreciation for the parks and ensures that […]

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Let’s Talk Science 2017: Building Careers in STEM

Global Action Plan Ireland (GAP) & The Rediscovery Centre came together for Science Week 2017 to co-host the Let’s Talk Science Festival (LTS) held over two days on the 13th and 14th of November. LTS, now in its third year, is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and allows students to explore various science activities. All […]

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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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