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Green Living Programme

      WEEK 1 PROGRESS (08/08/16) The Green Living Programme (GLP) started on Monday evening at the Sillogue Neighbourhood Centre; the ladies were very keen to learn more about reducing their waste consumption and reusing materials before recycling them. Everyone pledged to reduce the plastic packaging they buy and use their reusable material shopping […]

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Environmental Education Internship

Last week we said goodbye to a fantastic member of our team, Alix.   Alix began her internship at GAP last April 2016, as part of her Analytical Science degree at DCU. The placement lasted 16 weeks. INTERNSHIP ROLE: As Assistant to the Education Officer, Alix worked alongside Padraic on the development and delivery of a variety of […]

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Biodiversity Summer Camps

Biodiversity Summer Camps kicked off this July with glorious garden tours filled with tree identifying, myth telling, polytunnel exploring and learning about how we influence biodiversity in our surrounding environments both positively and negatively. “Smelly Cocktails” soon followed where the kids got to taste the tangy, homegrown herbs and “pick ‘n’ mix” their own concoctions before finishing with some […]

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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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