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Sustainability Games at Ballymun’s 50th Birthday Party

  Establishing in 1966, Ballymun celebrated it’s 50th birthday this summer!     Sustainability Games We joined the party with our GIANT sustainability games. Like Snakes and Ladders, landing on sustainable modes of transport races ahead of other players but landing on an unsustainable mode of transport players are snaked down. With some tricky puzzles from Padraic, he had everyone […]

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Community Gardens and Gardening Tips

  Sharon and her busy team are always looking for extra hands to join the Dublin community gardens….all year round! They grow a wide range of fruit and vegetables for harvesting, and Sharon is always available for expert tips and guidence so no experience is required. For regular gardening tips from Sharon follow us on Facebook, Twitter […]

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Heritage Week 2016: Discovering Biodiversity Garden Workshop

EXPLORING BIODIVERSITY & OUR NATURAL HERITAGE   Our NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK workshop looked to the importance of biodiversity conservation and the protection of our natural heritage. Creating sustainable communities is at the heart of what we do at Global Action Plan. To celebrate National Heritage Week we hosted a family workshop, welcoming entire families with […]

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2016 Rose Festival

    Our preparations are in full bloom for St. Anne’s Park Rose Festival in Clontarf. The Festival is a family event – with music, horticultural lectures and fun events together with craft stands and plant sales, food stalls and a farmers market. This fun event offers something for everyone – and it is FREE!   […]

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Top Prize in Nationwide Water Challenge

  Cork’s Berrings NS were announced National Winners of  Water Explorer 2016 and will go on to compete in the GLOBAL FINALS later this year in London. Water Explorer is an innovative and global online platform, engaging pupils aged 8-14 years in water conservation. The award honours the pupils for their outstanding efforts in taking action to protect and conserve […]

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GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP for European Sustainable Development Week

During the second ever European Sustainable Development Week, GAP worked with 6th Class students to learn about Global Citizenship. The Global Goals for Sustainable Development which came into effect this year, and aim to achieve three extraordinary things by 2030: END POVERTY COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE FIGHT INJUSTICE AND INEQUALITY Student discussions were led by these key questions: What […]

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Celebrating National Biodiversity week 2016

National Biodiversity Week, which runs from 14th-22nd May, is all about connecting people with nature and more importantly about communicating the importance of biodiversity in our everyday lives. As part of Biodiversity Week 2016, Global Action Plan will be hosting a day of activities with local primary schools in Ballymun on 16th May focusing on […]

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Beautiful Spaces Competition

The Beautiful Spaces competition is back for 2016! Yes it’s that time of year again to break out the garden gloves, spades, brushes and paint to make Ballymun beautiful! The competition is open to any school or youth group in Ballymun who want to improve their local area or school grounds. Whether it’s organising a […]

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