Projects

Green Foundation Ireland has engaged in several GEF funded projects on both practical Green energy and philosophical Green values issues.

GFI Chair Duncan Stewart and a support team are currently working on creating new Green Foundation Ireland environmental education projects with other members of the Irish Environmental Network.

In the future, GFI plans to engage with community projects on sustainability in an urban setting. GFI intends to make these projects as effective as possible by designing them to be practical, “hands-on” and accessible.

EDITED EXTRACTS FROM
TRINITY CONFERENCE PAPERS
July 2017

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Green Values, Religion and Secularism –
Moving beyond the enlightenment division between science and religion

Green European Foundation and Green Foundation Ireland, in partnership with the School of Religions, Peace Studies and Theology at Trinity College Dublin
July 2017

You can read edited extracts from conference papers, with an introduction
by NUALA AHERN.

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Green Values, Religion and Secularism
2015-2016

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Green Values, Religion and Secularism is a two-year project by Green European Foundation, with the support of national partner foundations, Green Foundation Ireland and Bureau de Helling (the Netherlands). Nuala Ahern for GFI and Erica Meijers for de Helling together produced the book Green Values, Religion and Secularism over the course of 2015, which features conversations with European Green activists on the issues regarding religion in Europe and how it intersects with public and political life.

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PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY

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“Sustainable Democratic Energy for Ireland and Europe
– A case for renewables and participation”
by DAN BOYLE

The EU has embarked on a significant reduction in CO₂ by 2020 and a switch to CO₂-free energy by 2050. This will require a massive expansion of Europe’s renewable energy infrastructure.

Such infrastructure is potentially very invasive to local communities. Developing community support for such projects through participative democracy and community involvement is a major challenge that needs to be met if the switch to renewable energy is to take place.

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