Category: Events

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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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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From Sand to Soil: Heritage Week at GAP

  We celebrated Heritage Week 2017 with two fun-filled events for families from all over.  All 51 participants explored the Irish heritage at the North Bull Island Nature Reserve and Glás Community Garden.       This year’s theme for Heritage Week was “It’s in your nature,” so we took visitors through Dublin’s natural world.  Who can deny […]

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Clean Environments are Healthy Environments!

  According to a World Heath Organisation report, more than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million children […]

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Biodiversity Conservation and the Protection of our Natural Heritage

Minister Heather Humphreys named Matt Farrell from Co. Longford as Ireland’s Heritage Hero. Presenting the Heritage Awards, Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, said “I would like to congratulate each of the heritage projects receiving awards today and in particular Matt Farrell, Ireland’s Heritage Hero. The individuals, professionals and […]

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Sustainability Strategy for Business

GAP were shortlisted in the Green Awards 2017 as Green NGO of the Year! The Green Awards are the long-standing benchmark for excellence for those demonstrating best green practice in Ireland, and it was inspiring to see such diversity across industries and businesses staving for sustainability.   In the words of cultural anthropologist Margaret Meade, “Never doubt that […]

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National Sustainability Summit

The National Sustainability Summit attracted speakers and delegates from diverse industries across Ireland including food, pharmaceutical, retail, construction, energy, academia and non-governmental actors to name but a few. The National Sustainability Summit is always an engaging and thought-provoking event, which stimulates influential debate and helps businesses to make informed decisions to improve sustainability and profitability.   Global Action […]

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The Yoga of Sustainable Energy

YogaHub hosted a charity yoga event in The CHQ Building on Saturday 7th Janurary from 10am-1pm Lead by Michael Ryan, this 90 minute Bowspring Yoga practice focused on the Art of Sustainable Energy. Followed by a discussion with the GAP team on ways to reduce your Carbon Footprint at home. All proceeds went to Global Action Plan CLG.     […]

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