Green Foundation Ireland
OUR MOST RECENT EVENT:
FOOD SOVEREIGNTY, CLIMATE ACTION AND LOCAL RESILIENCE
“Imagining a co-operative, community-led approach to regional resilience”
Tues 29 Jun 2021 – 15:30 to 17:00
Join us for conversations with leading advocates of food sovereignty and community climate action and explore with us how we might strengthen the resilience of our local places.
Our speakers include: FERGAL ANDERSON, Small farmer / Chair of Talamh Beo, the Irish Landworkers’ Alliance;
SUZIE CAHN, Climate Justice Centre at TASC / Carraig Dulra / Council Member of ECOLISE.eu;
HANNES LORENZEN, Advisor on Agriculture and Rural Development at the European Parliament / ARC 2020;
JENNIFER McCONNELL, Food Sovereignty Researcher / former General Manager of Irish Seed Savers Association;
Dr. OLIVER MOORE, UCC / ARC 2020;
MORGAN ODY, Farmer / Confédération Paysanne / Via Campesina.
You can check out more details, including how to book, here
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.
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.