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GAP Ireland’s first ever National Water Explorer Awards

Ballymun was absolutely buzzing on the 15th of September as 4 bus loads of students from all over Ireland descended upon the Axis Theatre, where the first ever National Water Explorer Awards took place in a ‘Dragon’s Den style’ setting. Local school Glasnevin Educate Together NS were first to arrive and featured on RTÉ news2day (watch the […]

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Press Release: Duncan Stewart Launches Global Action Plan’s New “Water Explorer” Initiative

Leading environmentalist Duncan Stewart, Olympic pentathlete, Natalya Coyle, and high performance swimmer Bethany Carson, today launched Global Action Plan’s innovative Water Explorer 2016 programme in the fitting surroundings of Dublin’s National Aquatic Centre. Schools around the country are being encouraged to sign up to the water conservation programme at www.waterexplorer.ie and help save the equivalent […]

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Waste not, want not

So far this year, 69 participants from Global Action Plan’s Green Living Programme pledged to take a 147 simple household actions to reduce their waste production. After one year, they will have saved roughly a combined €5,830, diverted 112m3 of waste from landfill and reduced the associated CO2 emissions and CH4 emissions by up to […]

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Simple actions lead to big changes!

So far this year, 40 participants from GAP’s Green Living programme from across Dublin pledged to take a whopping 142 simple household actions to reduce their water consumption. After one year, they will have saved roughly €2,248, 607,625L of water and reduced the associated CO2 emissions by up to 3,757Kg! CELLS – This project has been funded […]

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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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Science Festival, Dublin – 21st – 24th May

“Lets Talk Science” is a new festival for the Ballymun community delivered by Global Action Plan Ireland and the Rediscovery Centre with support from Science Foundation Ireland and Dublin City Council. The aim of this Science Festival is to celebrate and promote the contributions that science makes to society – past, present and future and […]

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Beautiful Spaces Competition 2015 – Enter before 29th May

The Beautiful Spaces Competition 2015, is all about young people improving their local area. You can take on as much or as little as you like! Any group, class, or school can make an improvement to their local area or school grounds and then tell us about it. You can make any sort of improvements… […]

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