Category: Schools | Education

GAP Ireland CEO’s 9 Top Water Saving Tips

The current heat wave has brought water conservation back into the headlines. Climate Change predictions tell us that Ireland is expected to experience drier summer months, which could see heat waves and therefore water shortages becoming a more regular feature of Ireland’s climate. The onus is now on us all to understand what our Water […]

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National Water Explorer Awards 2018

What Exactly is Water Explorer? Water Explorer is an online international programme for students aged 8-14 to encourage community involvement and inspire action! Students take part in challenges, track progress, and see how much water they can save from small daily changes! The challenges are formulated to teach students about key water issues. Throughout the […]

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European Sustainable Development Week to promote local knowledge of 17 SDGs

European Sustainable Development Week and the SDGs The internationally accepted definition of sustainable development comes from the 1987 Brundtland Report: “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) honours sustainable development from the 30th of […]

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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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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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My time as an intern at GAP Ireland

As an Agronomy engineer, my interests are environmental and global issues and my goal is to focus my career on international sustainable development. I began this journey with one major objective: to intern in the NGO sector in an English-speaking country to understand how an organization is managed. Working at GAP Ireland proved to be the […]

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What does it mean to be a global citizen?

What is a Global Citizen? “A global citizen is someone who identifies with being part of an emerging world community and whose actions contribute to building this community’s values and practices.” – Ron Israel, The Global Citizenship Initiative Too often, we focus on what divides us, rather than what unites us. But now more than […]

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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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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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