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

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PLASTIC FREE JULY

Every year the ‘Plastic Free July’ campaign takes place around the world, a campaign that encourages people to try to use fewer plastics for the benefit of the environment. Meon Eile spoke, as Gaeilge, with Stiofán Nutty from Green Foundation Ireland, who gave tips on reducing the amount of pollution in the world, and advice on the little things we can do ourselves to help.

You can check out the interview here

OUR BADGER SETT

Have a look at our latest video of a mother and baby badger checking out GFI’s badger sett in Golashane Nature Reserve, Tierworker, Kells, County Meath here.

With many thanks to BRIAN KEELEY and DONNA MULLEN

WHAT WE DO

Green Foundation Ireland host 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, produced by GFI’s Director and former Chair Duncan Stewart, are available courtesy of Duncan. All of the above are available in the resources section of our website.

Along with many other organisations, we have had to curtail and postpone all planned activities.

We hope to hold these events as soon as practical. The events we had planned include:

  • A seminar, Our Plastic Lives, about how the plastic economy is part of the fossil fuel economy. This was to be held with the support of Dr Eoin O’Neill of the UCD Earth Institute at the end of April.

  • May was going to be a busy month for us as we were involved with the National Biodiversity Week. We planned a Bee and Biodiversity seminar in Dublin’s Mansion House, and a biodiversity event for a U3A (University of the Third Age) group.

  • As well as these we were organising a Farm Walk on Golashane Nature Reserve in Co. Meath as part of Farming for Nature’s series of farm walks due to take place throughout Ireland during summer 2020.

  • At the end of June, we were due to host a GEF transnational event about the Climate Emergency Economy.

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 Communications, Climate Action and Environment 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.