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

OUR NEXT EVENT:

WEBINAR and PAMPHLET LAUNCH

Practicing Food Sovereignty in the Climate Emergency

Tues 19 Oct 2021 – 15:30 to 17:00 (Irish time)

by Zoom (log-on details will be issued nearer the time to those who register)

Green European Foundation, with the support of Green Foundation Ireland and Cultivate, invite you to participate in an online webinar ‘Practicing Food Sovereignty in the Climate Emergency’ and a pamphlet launch ‘Food Sovereignty, Climate Action and Local Resilience’.

Our speakers include –
Lisa Fingleton (Artist, grower, writer and film-maker based on an organic farm on the Wild Atlantic Way);
Judith Hitchman (Food sovereignty activist, and currently President of URGENCI);
Bridget Murphy (Regenerative hill farmer in County Sligo, and Core Group member of Talamh Beo);
Mike Small (Scottish freelance writer, journalist, author and publisher);
Ewa Sufin-Jacquemart (Director of Fundacja Strefa Zieleni, the Green Polish foundation); and
Thomas Waitz (Austrian organic farmer, forester and MEP).

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

UPDATES:

EMBRACING ECOSOCIAL VALUES WITH THE EARTH CHARTER

6-week online course

Fri 1 Oct – Fri 19 Nov 2021

Maximum 20 participants only – bookings close Thurs 30 Sep 2021

In this new online course, Founder Director of the online Haumea Ecoversity Cathy Fitzgerald, with philosopher Nikos Patedakis, share a deeper understanding of how the Earth Charter (2000) can help us develop a holistic ecological worldview for sustainable, equitable living. Developing an ecological worldview is fundamental to understand the systemic environmental and social changes needed for a better world.

The Earth Charter’s expansive ecosocial principles, developed over two decades from citizens’ contributions from diverse cultures, is increasingly recognised as a crucial means to learn how we advance all aspects of a sustainable and just world, in a collective, just and ethical way.

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

EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ESD) IN LEAVING CERTIFICATE EXAMINATIONS, 2015 to 2020

This analysis of the level of Education for Sustainable Development topics in the Leaving Certificate examinations was updated by CIARAN MONAHAN on behalf of Green Foundation Ireland in June 2021 and now includes the years from 2015 to 2020 inclusive.

You can read Ciaran’s analysis 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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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.