Category: Schools | Education

From Food Scraps to Treats

The average household wastes over €700 worth of food purchased each year. This equates to roughly 1/3 of all food we purchase. It’s even estimated that half of the produce we buy ends up in the bin. But this doesn’t have to be the case. While some food wasted is food that’s gone off and can […]

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Compost from home to eliminate food waste

Each year, the EPA estimates that the average Irish household wastes €770 worth of food. This means that about 1/3 of your food shop ends up straight in the bin. This number is even higher if we only look at vegetables and fruit which accounts for 50% of all food waste. But this doesn’t have […]

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10 Ways to Save Water at Home & Outside

Our ongoing water shortage crisis has created awareness of just how precious water is and next week marks World Water Week as the global issue of water conservation takes centre stage. From Sunday 26th to 31st August, leading water experts will congregate in Stockholm, Sweden to brainstorm and discuss solutions to the pressing water-related challenges […]

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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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