Global Action Plan Ireland is an environmental education organisation leading a sustainability action plan with the aim of creating sustainable communities across Ireland.

GAP focuses on people and how they can take practical action and facilitate long term behavioural change in their everyday lives for a more sustainable life, community, and world. GAP Ireland is part of GAP International – a global network of organisations in 13 countries, working together to achieve this mission.


Our mission is to support people to live more sustainable lifestyles, by offering practical yet creative solutions that inspire people to act.

Equally important, GAP programmes empower individuals to change their long-term consumption habits with sustainable living tools and programmes.

Our History

Established in 1995, Global Action Plan has developed to be a cross-community, and hugely innovative, environmental  organisation, offering education to a diverse range of people throughout Ireland. Since its initiation, GAP has delivered ‘The Green Living Programme’ in Ireland. This programme, which arose out of the ‘EcoTeams approach,’ is a community-centred campaign aimed at enabling people to make simple changes in their consumption habits to support them in greener living pathways. This programme has had a lasting effect, helping people to use energy efficiently, reduce water and waste, and shop ethically. (see e.g. an evaluation of the EcoTeams programme here).

GAP formally incorporated in 2001 and its core work for over a decade was managing an environmental programme for the community of Ballymun in Dublin, as part of what was then Europe’s largest regeneration project. Today, GAP is still actively involved in the Ballymun community, with ongoing activities at the GLAS Community Garden and environmental education initiatives in place. GAP has since expanded its reach further, delivering diverse environmental programmes and workshops to communities, schools and businesses throughout Ireland. Collaborations with statutory and semi-state agencies, local authorities, local partnership companies, community groups and other charities have enabled this growth

Global Action Plan works with schools to turn pupils into global citizens

 A member of the Irish Environmental Network and the Environmental Pillar, GAP Ireland is part-funded by the IEN Core Funding Grant through the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment.

Measuring Impact

GAP programmes introduce sustainable habits and lifestyle changes, but measurement is key to determining the success of these changes. Correspondingly, 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.

For more information on the work we do and the direct impact it has on our communities, click the buttons below:

Our Address

Axis Ballymun,
Main Street, Ballymun,
Dublin 9,
D09 Y9W0,

Registered number: 346806. Charity Number: CHY 15448. Charity Regulatory Number: CRA 20053338.

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