Category: Events

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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Winter Wreath Workshop

MATERIALS: Sharon brought a decadent selection of materials for today’s workshop – from dried fruits and spices, to foliage and berries from the VM Community Garden.         WORK IN PROGRESS:     FRESH WINTER WREATHS:

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Let’s Talk Science – Science Week 2016

    The Lets Talk Science Festival was an incredible end to Science Week 2016! Now that all of the test-tubes, microscopes and dry ice have been carefully stored away, what did we learn this ScienceWeek? DRY ICE: Frozen CO2 is one of the few substances that skips the liquid state and transforms from a […]

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Maths Week

  2016 has seen the 10th annual Maths Week, an all island celebration of Mathematics from October 15th to 23rd.   TAKING MATHS OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM These DPSM workshops took maths out of the classroom and into an applied setting OUTDOORS where group work and problem solving were required.     PRIMARY MATHS SKILLS Tasks within our community garden challenged practical maths skills in estimation, angles, […]

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Tidy Towns Awards

The local area Tidy Towns Awards took place last week, and every year we are so proud to see the incredible work that happens in our local communities. Congratulations to all of the winners!!  

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Sustainable Transport for European Mobility Week 2016

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT – POPPINTREE ORIENTEERING TRAIL GAP hosted an action packed orienteering event for European Mobility Week this week. Focusing on sustainable transport and cycling safety, kids young and old took to the orienteering-style transport trail in Poppintree Park – getting local people to use their park as a family! Promoting sustainable, safe transport was our objective and each […]

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