Green Foundation Ireland
is a registered charity which promotes education for sustainability in Ireland

OUR NEXT EVENTS:

COASTAL RICHES AND COASTAL RESTORATION

Sat 15 May 2021 – 19:00 to 20:00

Our guest speaker: Karin Dubsky of Coastwatch.

As part of National Biodiversity Week 2021, Green Foundation Ireland invites you to participate in an evening online talk ‘Coastal Riches and Coastal Restoration’. This talk explores aspects about protecting our coastlines, as well as discussing habitat restoration and projects.

You can check out more details, including how to book, here

GARDENING FOR BUTTERFLIES

Fri 22 May 2021 – 19:00 to 20:00

Our guest speaker: Jesmond Harding, butterfly expert.

Also as part of National Biodiversity Week 2021, Green Foundation Ireland invites you to participate in an evening online talk ‘Gardening for Butterflies’. This talk looks into how we should protect butterflies, as well as what we should be growing in our gardens to help them survive as a species. We also hope to have a virtual tour of Jesmond’s garden (broadband permitting) to see his work in action.

You can check out more details, including how to book, here

UPDATES:

An Fraughan

Drummin Bog Project

This ebook has come from the An Fraughan ecosocial art wetlands project, which was the collaboration between South Carlow artists and the three primary schools adjacent to Drummin Bog. It is a visual snapshot of the young people’s time on the project and their engagement with the bog and their creative outputs, while also illustrating Drummin Bog itself.

Based on Drummin Bog (County Carlow’s only raised bog and the last remaining in the South-East of Ireland), instigated and led by artist Jules Michael, and funded by Creative Ireland 2018/2019, with the support of Carlow Arts Office, An Fraughan depended upon ecosocial art practices because it connected a very special Carlow environment with its surrounding community through inclusive, participatory arts activities.

You can find out more about this project and download the ebook here

WHAT WE DO

Green Foundation Ireland hosts seminars, workshops and conferences to demonstrate how practical action can create systems change in both education for sustainability, and work towards a green economy and society. We work on local and Island of Ireland projects and with partners in Scotland, England and Wales, and the European mainland.

RESOURCES FOR ECOLOGICAL EDUCATION

In association with Green European Foundation, GFI publishes eco literature, both online and hardcopy, and circulates the European Green Journal. The Eco Eye programmes, hosted by GFI’s Director and former Chair Duncan Stewart, are available courtesy of Duncan. All of the above can be found in the Resources Section of our website.

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Green Foundation Ireland

VALUES AND VISION

GFI has a vision of ecology that values the life of all creatures on our planetary home and is embodied in practical action for a sustainable life for all.

We encourage participation by people and communities in finding practical local responses to intractable problems.

We tell stories of resilience and change in the face of adversity, based on good science and community action.

Green Foundation Ireland

VALUES AND VISION

GFI has a vision of ecology that values the life of all creatures on our planetary home and is embodied in practical action for a sustainable life for all.

We encourage participation by people and communities in finding practical local responses to intractable problems.

We tell stories of resilience and change in the face of adversity, based on good science and community action.

MEMBERSHIPS and AFFILIATIONS

GFI is a member of the Irish Environmental Networkwww.ien.ie
GFI is a member of the Environmental Pillar – www.environmentalpillar.ie
GFI is affiliated to the Green European Foundationwww.gef.eu

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

GFI thanks the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications for the funding it receives through the Irish Environmental Network.

GFI also acknowledges the support of the European Parliament through funding for projects agreed with Green European Foundation.