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


“Ocean Activism”
Weds 7 Jun 2023 – 19:00 to 20:00 (Irish time)

BY ZOOM: Log-on details will be issued nearer the time to those who register.

During this Talk, we will explore the question of what does it really mean to be an ocean activist? It all starts with one small action, and a passion to protect what we love.


Declan McMenamin has been the Northern Ireland Regional Rep for Surfers Against Sewage for the past 5 years. His first surf lesson in 2005 on a beautiful beach in County Donegal was the start of his surfing journey. Living in County Down it was difficult to go surfing as much as he would have liked, but the more he surfed the more he became aware of the plastic pollution problem. Two years ago he moved, with his family, to County Sligo to continue his surfing journey in earnest and to continue spreading the message of protection of our seas and coastline.

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



Submission by Green Foundation Ireland

In September 2022 Green Foundation Ireland made a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on the topic “How the State can improve its response to the issue of biodiversity loss”.

The Citizens’ Assembly is a body comprising the Chairperson and 99 citizens, randomly selected to be broadly representative of the Irish electorate, established to consider some of the most important issues facing Ireland’s future.

We would like to thank COLIN STAFFORD-JOHNSON and FIONN KEELEY for allowing us to use their videos as part of our submission.

You can read our submission here


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.


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


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.


GFI is a member of the Irish Environmental
GFI is a member of the Environmental Pillar –
GFI is affiliated to the Green European


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.