Other helpful resources for your local environment
National and Global news:
Keep up to date on what’s going on around the country on GreenNews.ie. Sign up to their newsletter for weekly updates.
Local news: If you would like to sign up to the mailing list of your local environmental network, please get in touch with them and ask to be included in their communications.
National news: You can also sign up to the IEN mailing list for your county. We will send you environmental news and events from your county, and any regional or national news that may be of interest. These emails are not frequent. If you would like to keep up to date on weekly environmental news from Ireland and abroad you can sign up to the Green News newsletter.
If you are an organiser for a local environmental network you can use the Facebook Group to share your experiences and ideas, ask for help and guidance, and to collaborate and plan cross-county actions. This group is for those who are involved in the organisational team/committee of your local environmental network. Join Our Facebook Group
For more actions, see the local climate action handbook.
Film Screening Opportunity: Symphony of the Soil
Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource.
Richard Auler, retired farmer and environmental activist, has purchased a license to screen this film. If you would like to show this film in your venue, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. He is available to introduce the film and host a discussion afterwards. Showing the film is free of charge, but 25c per mile traveled is appreciated, which usually can be covered by donations on the night.
Climate Ireland is the flagship information platform designed and developed by the Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy at University College Cork. It provides information, advice and support on adaptation and climate change.
The Citizen’s Assembly on Climate Change took place in 2017, with the title “How the State can make Ireland a leader in tackling climate change“. Final Report and Recommendations laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas in 2018. These 13 recommendations can be viewed here. You can also watch the videos from the day on Youtube here.
Adaptation Scotland provides advice and support to help Scotland be prepared and resilient to the effects of climate change. This website is full of resources and ideas for adaptation, strong visuals, videos and explanations, and is a detailed project from our overseas neighbour.
Reports/Climate Action Handbooks
Local Climate Action Handbook – Sustainable South East
The Local Climate Action Handbook, created from the outcomes of the Sustainable South East event held in Kilkenny in February 2019. The event, ‘Creating A
Local Sustainable Future – Practical Action for your Community’, saw 120 people come together for four workshops and come up with actions under each topic. This handbook was created as an accessible text for anyone who would like to explore actions that you can take as an individual or within a community.
View/download Handbook here: Sustainable South East report_Creating a Local Sustainable Future
Report and Actions from Midlands PPN Environmental Showcase
This event was organised by the Public Participation Networks (PPNs) of four counties; Kildare, Offaly, Laois and Westmeath, in collaboration with the Irish Environmental Network. The day hosted 60 attendees with three workshops and presentations, culminating in a guided tour of the Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park.
This report is a collection of feedback from the day, and a summary of the workshops. It provides an overview of the day and builds upon input from attendees to provide further links and resources to issues discussed.
View/download report here: Midlands Regional PPN Environmental Showcase report
Dublin Environmental Gathering
The Dublin Environmental Gathering was held on April 7th 2018 and was a collaboration between Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown PPN, Fingal PPN, Dublin City PPN, South Dublin County PPN and the Irish Environmental Network. It provided a valuable opportunity for PPN members to meet and swap skills and contacts. The presentations from the day and exhibiting organisations are available here: www.dlrppn.ie/deg2018/