GLOBAL ACTION PLAN – Creating Sustainable Communities
Global Action Plan supports schools, communities and businesses to take practical, environmental action to live and work as sustainably as possible.
Global Action Plan is part of GAP International – a global network of organisations in over 27 countries, that facilitate behaviour change to promote environmental sustainability.
SUSTAINABILITY IS OUR MISSION:
Our mission is to support people to live more sustainable lifestyles, by offering practical yet creative solutions that inspire people to act.
By focusing on environmental behaviour change, GAP programmes empower individuals to change their long-term consumption habits with sustainable living tools and programmes.
GAP programmes introduce sustainable habits and lifestyle changes, but measurement is key to determining the success of these changes. With a focus on sustaining these changes in the long-term we measure the impact and savings of participants actions, and use the results for support and feedback.
Measurement of environmental impact is a key metric in continuing to develop our own resources.
EDUCATION & TRAINING:
Our focus is environmental education and professional training, led by a national team of scientists and expert facilitators. Our goal is to inspire and support everyone throughout Ireland to take practical steps towards a more sustainable lifestyle.
Informed by the latest developments in climate and environmental science, GAP’s education programmes are designed to promote energy conservation, water saving and waste prevention.
STRATEGY 2016: One Earth. Act now.
Our goal is to inspire and support people to take practical steps towards creating sustainable communities. Our programmes are evidence-based and designed to promote social inclusiveness and ensure that those who are most disadvantaged or under-served have the support and tools they require to participate in climate action in communities nationwide.
Our 2016 strategy focused on four main themes: water, energy, food and waste, working with communities of place and of interest.
The strategy served as a blueprint for GAP’s development over the past number of years, and helped us in our work empowering communities to adopt a greener lifestyle – and thereby play their role in protecting planet Earth.
We are currently working on developing a new, more up-to-date strategy.
Board, staff and supporters – past and present – must be congratulated on their achievements over the past two decades.