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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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Water Air Food Awards (WAFA)

Water Air Food Awards (WAFA)   – Water Explorer One of the schools who participated in the Water Explorer programme have gained international recognition for their incredible efforts in water conservation and promoting global water issues. Convent of Mercy National School in Kanturk, Cork have won the Water Air and Food Youth Award 2016 which will be presented […]

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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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