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Waste Action For European Sustainable Development Week

GAP’S WASTE ACTION PROJECT Throughout the month of May, young people from the Kilbarrack Youth Project completed a four-part Waste Action Project. This culminated in the celebration of European Sustainable Development Week on the 31st of May! First, they were introduced to the importance of waste action, recycling, and using a compost bin. This interactive […]

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Causes of Colour – The Starch Test for School Gardens

Over the last few weeks our Youth Gardeners from Scoil an sTeachtar Laoch have been busy planting potatoes in the Glás Community Garden. If your school needs some tips on planting potatoes in your school garden, our Community Gardener Sharon has shared some expert tips with us: The Irish Spud – Growing Potatoes   BRINGING SCIENCE INTO […]

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Beautiful Spaces Competition 2017

Into its 10th year, GAP are calling on schools and youth groups in Ballymun to take on the Beautiful Spaces challenge and improve their school groups or local community green spaces.             Click to DOWNLOAD Competition Guidelines and details on this years extra category Design the Sign       […]

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Take Action on Food Waste

According to a 2013 report by UNEP and the World Resources Institute (WRI), about one-third of all food produced worldwide, gets lost or wasted in food production and consumption systems. When this figure is converted to calories, this means that about 1 in 4 calories intended for consumption is never actually eaten. In a world full of […]

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The Irish Spud – Growing Potatoes

There are 1000’s of potato varieties, each with distinct colours, shapes and flavour. As Ireland’s most well known veg it is worth growing potatoes even if you only have the smallest of spaces. SEED POTATOES: Seed potatoes aren’t really seeds at all. They are full-size potatoes that are allowed to start producing shoots, which you often see […]

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Youth Environmental Sustainability Series

We recently completed a 4 week programme on Environmental Sustainability with a group of TY’s from Kilbarrack Youth Project.   Take a look at their World Word Cloud on Sustainable Development:   Together, we explored environmental ethics, energy and climate change, the world of water as well as food miles and waste.   Examples of results from the programme: […]

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RECYCLING SYMBOLS – What do they mean? Recycled Vs Recyclable?

We have more recycling options than ever, but knowing exactly what each of the recycling symbols and product labels mean is often not clear. Recycling is easy when you know how. Recycling symbols indicate whether or not an item can be recycled, how to dispose of the item, or if it’s made of recycled material – we need to know […]

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WORLD WATER DAY

WORLD WATER DAY BRINGS GLOBAL YOUTH AWARD TO IRELAND     Wednesday 22nd March 2017, World Water Day celebrated by Ireland’s Water Explorers!   Today, over 663 million people live without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water. […]

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