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Sustainable living is a lifestyle choice, making simple changes which lead to a reduction in consumption of natural resources and help to build more sustainable communities.

We believe that empowered people can make a difference! We work with communities and community groups across Ireland developing eco-friendly supports, sustainable living workshops/programmes that help individuals reduce their consumption habits.

Whether it is reducing our carbon footprint by choosing alternative modes of transport, reducing energy and water consumption in the home, or altering our diets – sustainable living can be a realistic and achievable goal that builds more sustainable communities whilst reducing our impact on the planet.

 Our workshops include:

ACTION ON GLOBAL GOALS:

Action on Global Goals is an Irish Aid funded community focused programme that supports community groups to action based around the Sustainable Development Goals. The interactive workshops and activities explore the specific goals and themes of: Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, Life below Water and Life on Land.

Exploring these goals will highlight how our changing climate impacts poverty locally and worldwide. The core focus is to understand how the goals are interlined and how the fight against climate change helps to address poverty eradication here and globally. These are necessary steps in order to work towards a sustainable community.

For more information see our dedicated page on Action on Global Goals

 


 

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COMPOSTING:

Home composting produces rich organic compost while reducing garden and food waste, and in turn – bin charges. Delivered by an expert horticulturist, this workshop includes a site visit/practical demonstrations of the many different options available for home composting and assess which option is best for each participant or community.

Both beginners and advanced workshops available.

 

 


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THE POWER OF GROWING YOUR OWN:

Growing your own food offers many benefits: knowing where your food comes from, healthier eating habits; reduction in food miles and food waste. This workshop is aimed at the beginner and will show you how to design your garden for vegetable growing, soil preparation, plant selection, crop rotation and companion planning. This 2-hour workshop is delivered by an expert horticulturist and held at the Glas Community Garden.

Both beginners and advanced workshops available.

 


 

 

garbage-container_318-48483.pngRETHINKING WASTE WORKSHOP:

Today’s modern lifestyle has led to a ‘throwaway’ society, significant increases in waste generation and increasing bin charges. Every item purchased uses natural resources and energy in production, generates waste, requires energy for transport and eventually becomes part of the waste stream. This workshop addresses waste reduction habits to explore how individuals can make changes in household and community waste management.

 

 

 



WATER WISE WORKSHOP:

About 70% of the planet’s surface is covered by water, but only 1% is used for human consumption. Using water wisely will ensure lower household charges and ensure clean fresh water is abundant for generations to come.

This workshop explores our everyday water use, with practical tips to reduce water use throughout the home.

 

 


 

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RETHINKING FOOD WASTE:

Did you know that we dispose of 1/3 of all the food we purchase each year? This 2-hour workshop addresses food waste, locally and globally, while thinking about the environment, climate and health. It promotes awareness on the impact of global food production systems on our climate and biodiversity. As a result, participants can identify ways of reducing food waste in their home and everyday lives.

 

 


For more information on the sustainable living supports we provide for communities and groups please contact a member of our team – (01) 883 2185

 

Benefits to adopting a more sustainable lifestyle include:

Saving money: Individuals can save money on household bills by reducing energy/water consumption and reducing waste.

Healthier living: Adopting a more sustainable way of life is about taking better care of yourself, whether it is deciding to walk or cycle instead of taking the car; using less chemicals and more eco-friendly products in your home; eating locally sourced and traceable food – each have a positive effect on your well-being and that of your family.

Responsible living: By acting responsibly today, we can help ensure a healthier, more stable planet for future generations and sustain natural resources into the future.

Community connections: Getting involved in local community environmental initiatives and projects helps build closer connections with your neighbours and community and creates a sense of resilience and environmental sustainability.