Archive: April 2018

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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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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Sustainable Transport for European Mobility Week

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT – POPPINTREE ORIENTEERING TRAIL GAP are hosting an action packed orienteering event for European Mobility Week this year. Focusing on sustainable transport and cycling safety the orienteering-style transport trail is suitable for the whole family. Join the transport trail, free of charge. Everyone is encouraged to bring their wheels – skates, bikes scooters, etc. The event is free […]

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2016 International Youth Day

  Friday 12th August is International Youth Day 2016. This year’s Day is about achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The theme of the 2016 International Youth Day is The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production. Young people can tell the world how they are shaping a more sustainable future […]

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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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