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Be inspired by local action! This collection of examples comes from people all over Ireland who are working to make a positive change in their local area.

21 02, 2020

Global Action Plan

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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 over 27 countries working together to achieve this mission. SUSTAINABILITY IS OUR MISSION: Our mission is to support people to live more sustainable lifestyles, by offering practical [...]

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County: Dublin - City
20 02, 2020

Forest Friends Ireland

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Forest Friends Ireland were founded in May 2000 to provide an alternative to a rampant monoculture forestry policy. We value forests because of their essential role in maintaining the fragile ecosystems which preserve the earth's rich biological and cultural diversity. We are guided by our Strategic Objectives to plant our native trees, insist on the preservation of our native woodlands, and see to it that our native trees are planted in preference to the present Government policy of planting mono-cultures of non-native exotic species. The principles of biodiversity set out at the Earth [...]

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County: Dublin - City
20 02, 2020

Irish Whale and Dolphin Group

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The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) was established in December 1990 and is an All-Ireland group “dedicated to the conservation and better understanding of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) in Irish waters through study, education and interpretation”. In December 1999, the IWDG was granted charitable status (CHY 11163) and became a Limited Company in October 2000. Since 2000, the IWDG has grown into a credible, effective NGO with a growing membership and increasing influence on government policy and actions.

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County: Clare
20 02, 2020

Irish Peatland Conservation Council

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The Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) is a national charity (CHY6829, RCN 20013547) thats aims to conserve a representative portion of Irish peatlands for people to enjoy today and in the future. The IPCC's work involves protecting and enhancing peatland habitat and biodiversity. Advocating for the wise use and management of natural peatland resources and promoting understanding, awareness and enjoyment of peatlands and wildlife. Based at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Co. Kildare you can visit the centre and explore all aspects of Irish peatlands from their formation 10,000 years to their [...]

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County: Kildare
20 02, 2020

Irish Seed Savers Association

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Through growing, preserving, propagating and sharing rare heritage seeds and fruit trees Irish Seed Savers is Ireland’s main conservation NGO nurturing Ireland’s food biodiversity and sustainability. Our objective is to preserve Ireland’s rich food crop heritage by conserving rare varieties of vegetables, grains and heritage apple trees, suitable for our climate and soil. We connect with communities throughout Ireland to encourage and share our skills to provide awareness, education and on-site opportunities to teach the importance of self-sufficiency, seed sovereignty programme and protecting our environment This knowledge and seed base means that Ireland [...]

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County: Clare
20 02, 2020

Leave No Trace Ireland

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Leave No Trace Ireland is a not-for-profit company made up of partner organisations with a shared interest in encouraging responsible enjoyment of Ireland’s natural environment. Our mission is to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnership throughout the island of Ireland.

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County: Mayo
20 02, 2020

The Rediscovery Centre

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The Rediscovery Centre is the National Centre for the Circular Economy in Ireland. A creative movement connecting people, ideas and resources to support greener low-carbon living. As the National Centre for the Circular Economy, we bring together the skills and expertise of artists, scientists, designers and craftspeople united in a common purpose of sustainability. Located in a bespoke demonstration eco-facility, we support four reuse social enterprises; Rediscover Furniture, Rediscover Fashion, Rediscover Paint and Rediscover Cycling. These businesses use unwanted materials for new product development and design demonstrating effective resource efficiency, reuse and low [...]

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14 02, 2020

Kildare Community 4 Climate Action

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A Kildare based group which arose out of the Communities 4 Climate Action course facilitated by Kildare Leader Partnership. We continue to work and connect on climate action in the Kildare region.

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14 02, 2020

County Carlow Environmental Network

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Our group that meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm in An Gairdín Beo, Carlow town, began in 2018, established a committee in 2019 and has worked on several projects alongside Carlow County Council's Environment Department, raising environmental awareness in our community and beyond. During 2019 we primarily focussed on helping some of Carlow's festivals take on a greener focus, including the St Patrick's Day Festival where volunteers helped as litter angels. This was followed in the summer when we provided environmental and waste management advice, as well asvolunteers to [...]

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4 02, 2020

Transition Longford

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Transition Longford is a group of people in County Longford focusing on and working toward developing more sustainable, resilient, regenerative communities.. We aim to equip ourselves and our communities with the knowledge necessary to meet the challenges of an uncertain future and work together on projects relating to zero waste, up cycling, community gardens and other food growing projects, tree planting, community energy and other such initiatives.

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