Archive: June 2018

4 Reasons To Choose Cycling

Health Strength – Heart Health – Weight Loss Physical strength and muscle mass are an obvious benefit from cycling every day. Instead of sitting still in a car or on a bus, your body is moving and working throughout your commute. There are many long-term benefits of daily cycling! Doctors recommend at least 30 minutes […]

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European Sustainable Development Week to promote local knowledge of 17 SDGs

European Sustainable Development Week and the SDGs The internationally accepted definition of sustainable development comes from the 1987 Brundtland Report: “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) honours sustainable development from the 30th of […]

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Planting for Pollinators

Pollinators support plant growth and make your garden more fruitful than without them. When they stop by your garden, they take nutrient rich pollen to help neighbouring areas. You may have heard dystopian worries of a future world without bees, but it’s easier to avoid this than you think! You can help keep bee populations […]

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Beginning your Zero Waste Journey

The Waste Problem The average European throws away 500kg of waste each year; in Ireland that number is double. This places us at the 7th highest per capita municipal waste producer in the EU. Individuals and businesses produce municipal waste, making it the easiest to change through individual action. While there is easy access to […]

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Back in the Garden

Preparing the Beds The end of winter is often more predictable than this year, but don’t worry, you can still start on your garden! Even with the extra wet soil, we are preparing the ground for seed at the Green Living and Sustainability (GLAS) Community Garden. Throughout the winter, we covered the beds with cardboard […]

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My time as an intern at GAP Ireland

As an Agronomy engineer, my interests are environmental and global issues and my goal is to focus my career on international sustainable development. I began this journey with one major objective: to intern in the NGO sector in an English-speaking country to understand how an organization is managed. Working at GAP Ireland proved to be the […]

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Conscious Consumerism – Why go Fairtrade?

Are you a Conscious Consumer? To achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, each one of us must take part in creating a sustainable world. A simple, yet effective, way to live sustainably is to become a conscious consumer by purchasing Fairtrade certified products. With Fairtrade Fortnight right around the corner, what better time than […]

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Empowering Students to Become Environmental Champions – One Workshop at a Time

There are many aspects to environmental education. In response to this, Global Action Plan Ireland(GAP) has developed workshops around the six themes students can easily relate to and understand. Each workshop is tailored to student capacity to maximise understanding and ensure positive, sustainable behaviour change. These workshops also compliment the national curriculum in an interactive […]

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The Park Stewardship Programme: The Value of Birds

As we near the Christmas holidays, we’re busy wrapping up one of our many schools’ programmes for the year. One such programme, Global Action Plan Ireland’s 10-week Park Stewardship Programme, aims to engage local young people in supporting the long-term care, ownership, and protection of local parks. This increases appreciation for the parks and ensures that […]

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Sustainable Transport for European Mobility Week 2016

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT – POPPINTREE ORIENTEERING TRAIL GAP hosted an action packed orienteering event for European Mobility Week this week. Focusing on sustainable transport and cycling safety, kids young and old took to the orienteering-style transport trail in Poppintree Park – getting local people to use their park as a family! Promoting sustainable, safe transport was our objective and each […]

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