Local environmental networks
Local environmental networks (LENs) are made up of individuals with interests in a wide range of environmental and climate issues. They provide a central hub around which people from a given area can gather, discuss projects, ask for help, create change and become involved in their local Public Participation Network.
Communication, sharing resources, and having conversations about climate lets each other know that we are all working together to make a better future for our planet. It is important that we are all open to learning and that we can talk to our friends, family and neighbours about it. You might wonder where you can start. Joining a group of like minded people can help you learn more about how to act for climate in your everyday life, and how to talk about these issues with others in your life. Local environmental networks may be the place for you.
All around the country LENs are being used to bring people together, get conversations started, create meaningful projects for the local community and positively impact the wider surroundings.
Some LENs are very active, with regular meetings, a range of projects on the go and an online presence. Others are still very young; a mailing list of interested individuals. These groups are waiting for the right people to spur them on to greater things. There is huge possibility to do great things in your community and they are fantastic fun to be involved in. If there is none in your area you could set one up!
Local environmental networks are all independent autonomous groups. This website aims to gather information to help them in their work and to spread the word about them. If you would like to set up a network in your area please feel free to use the information provided on this site to help you in your journey.
Check the list below to see information on the LEN in your county.
County Carlow Environmental Network
The voluntary County Carlow Environmental Network (CEN) is an inclusive, welcoming community group that is focussed on making Carlow sustainable and beautiful for all. We bring our various skills and knowledge together to foster learning and actions for living well in County Carlow. The group is open to all and meets on the first Tuesday of every month, 7-9pm at An Gairdin Beo in Carlow town
Cavan Environmental Network
The Cavan Environmental Network is very active in the Cavan Public Participation Network. Cavan has very strong networks who are working to ensure that their actions are harmonious with the environment around us.
The seeNdoo Organisation – Cavan
The seeNdoo Organisation has been set up by a youth activist in Cavan, who wishes to see more collaboration for local climate action. They have been involved in the Youth Assembly on Climate, hosted school presentations, and spoken at PPN events about climate activism and how you can get involved.
Clare Environmental Network
Clare Environmental Network CEN is a network for anyone in Clare interested in our environment and sustainable development. We exist to promote and collaborate on issues that protect our environment for this and future generations.
Cork Environmental Forum
Cork Environmental Forum provides a forum to engage in debate on current environmental issues and seeks agreement on ways of resolving them. CEF stimulates and sustains the level of active environmental awareness, concern, care and activity among people in Cork. CEF participates in relevant networks which assist in fostering, promoting and implementing sustainable development.
Cork Nature Network
Cork Nature Network aims to promote and encourage the conservation of wildlife and habitats in County Cork and Cork City.
Donegal Environmental Network
Donegal Environmental Network is a page created to raise awareness on sustainable development and policy that has environmental significance in Donegal. They are active in their Public Participation Network, and in local actions.
Online: Facebook page
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Environmental Network
The DLR Environmental Network has an online platform where you can keep up to date on environmental events in the area. You can use the group to share green events and volunteer opportunities, ask for advice or share environmental information. Join in to keep informed and get active in creating a sustainable future!
Dublin Community (City) Environmental Network
Working to create a cleaner, greener Dublin. They work to achieve this by connecting all those in Dublin who share an interest in our natural heritage and climate action, and becoming a hub through which everyone can communicate and take action. They organise events throughout the year and promote all other environmentally focused events in Dublin
South Dublin Environmental Network
The SDCEN is a network of individual environmental Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) that work individually and, as appropriate, jointly to protect and enhance the environment within the South Dublin County area. The SDCEN works to promote the interlinked principles of environmental, social and economic sustainability. In representing the environment its Members represent a common good and not self-interest. As a network in South Dublin, SDCEN is greater than the sum of its parts, with synergies developing from working together and sharing knowledge, skills, strengths and experience. Raising Awareness of environmental issues is central to our mission.
Fingal Environmental Network
The Fingal Environmental Network is very active in their Public Participation Network, and there are lots of ways to get involved directly in the decision making of the council through this. They also have a Facebook group where you can keep up to date on environmental events in the area. You can use the group to share green events and volunteer opportunities, ask for advice or share environmental information. Join in to keep informed and get active in creating a sustainable future.
Email: email@example.com – Online: Facebook group
Laois Environmental Network
Laois Environmental Network has been operating for a long time, but has recently taken a hiatus. Please join our mailing list at the bottom of the page to stay updated on current developments
Leitrim Local Environmental Network
The Leitrim Environmental Network took off strong in 2019 with actions surrounding climate in the local and EU elections. They have continued to build a strong network in the county.
Limerick Environmental Network
The Limerick Environmental Network plans climate actions in Limerick, and support the growth of a network of individuals throughout the county.
Longford Environmental Network
Longford Environmental Alliance (LEA) is a voluntary group whose aims are to raise awareness of environmental issues in Co. Longford.
Online: Facebook page
Louth Environmental Network
The Louth Environmental Network works to address environmental issues in Louth, and keep people informed of events. Their members are also active on the Louth Public Participation Network, so there’s lots of opportunity to get involved.
Mayo Environmental Network
Mayo Environmental Network (MEN) is an environmental NGO which raises awareness and participates in public policy as part of the Irish Environmental Pillar and a linkage group of the Mayo PPN
Meath Environmental Network
The Meath Environmental Network is very active in the county. They meet once a month to discuss issues and work with the Meath PPN.
Online: Facebook page.
Transition Monaghan is the local environmental network for the county. They are involved in many local projects and are a member of their Public Participation Network. They always welcome new members.
Roscommon Environmental Network
The Roscommon Environmental Network is involved in their Public Participation Network. They organise climate and environmental events that are directed by input from their members, so get in touch and get involved.
Online: Facebook page
Sligo Environmental Network
The Sligo Environmental Network represents a network of people wishing to take positive environmental action in Sligo. They organise local actions with the input and direction from their members, and are involved in their Public Participation Network.
Tipperary Environmental Network
The Tipperary Environmental Network is housed at the Cabragh Wetlands Trust, with members from all over the county. This is located at the heart of Tipperary and is a meeting point for many environmental activists from the area.
Green Offaly is the network for Offaly. This Sustainable Development Trust is community owned and operated. They run training, events and more. Their website is soon to be launched.
Galway Environmental Network
The Galway Environmental Network are a network of individuals, groups and organisations concerned with the environment and environmental sustainability in Galway. Ní neart go cur le chéile!
Kerry Climate Action Network
Kerry Climate Action Network had their first meeting in January 2019, with a huge interest and turnout from the county, including representatives from groups such as Transition Kerry, Tralee Bee Highway, Siamsa Tíre and more. They have many actions already being planned.
North Kerry Environmental Forum
Founded in 2009, the North Kerry Environmental Forum is a local community forum/association, with local, national and international reach and impact. They are passionate about all matters relating to our environment, in particular sustainable development, biodiversity, climate change and our natural habitats, sustainable villages and towns, renewable energy resources, the circular economy, coastal zone management, sustainable eco travel/tourism, and marine life.
Kildare Environmental Network
Kildare Environmental Network (KEEN) is an environmental NGO which raises awareness and participates in public policy as part of the Environmental Pillar.
Kilkenny Environmental Network
Kilkenny EN has been operating for a long time, but has recently taken a hiatus. Please join our mailing list at the bottom of the page to stay updated on current developments, or follow their Facebook page.
Online: Facebook page
Waterford Environmental Network
The Waterford Environmental Network works closely with the Waterford Public Participation Network.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Phone: 058 211 98
Westmeath Environmental Network
The Westmeath Environmental Climate Action Network (WECAN) can be contacted at . It is open to anyone with an interest in environmental and sustainability issues. Get in touch to get involved.
Wexford Environmental Network
The Wexford Environmental Network is young and growing. They are open to all with an interest in climate and the environment.
Wicklow Environmental Network
The Wicklow Environmental Network works closely with the Wicklow Public Participation Network.
North Wicklow Environmental Network
Aims to promote collaboration between environmental groups and impact policy change at local authority level within North Wicklow Environs. Align with the objective of the Irish Environmental Pillar and UN Sustainable development Goals. NWEN meets approximately 6 times a year, to discuss and connect with groups throughout North Wicklow. It is a young group which is growing.
West Wicklow Environmental Network
The aim of WWEN is to provide a platform for individuals & groups throughout West Wicklow with a shared interest in protecting the environment, natural heritage, sustainable development & climate action to come together, communicate, share knowledge & experience, contribute towards policy change at local level and at government level, promote green events & create awareness within West Wicklow.