Category: Programmes

Youth Environmental Sustainability Series

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We recently completed a 4 week programme on Environmental Sustainability with a group of TY’s from Kilbarrack Youth Project.   Take a look at their World Word Cloud on Sustainable Development:   Together, we explored environmental ethics, energy and climate change, the world of water as well as food miles and waste.   Examples of results from the programme: […]

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Sharon our horticulturist and community garden leader has some great tips to nourish and protect your garden and crops this winter.                   WINTER VEGETABLES TO PLANT It’s almost…but not quite too late to plant some winter vegetables. Garlic, onions and broad beans are Sharon’s recommendations! When planting garlic […]

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Water Explorers Transforming Our World

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With over 2,000 teams and 50,000 Explorers in 11 different countries our Explorers have made a huge splash this year! Together they’ve managed to share the Water Explorer message with 400,000 people, and have saved an astonishing 1.7 million m3 of water – that’s enough to fill almost 600 Olympic-sized swimming pools. It’s wonderful to see […]

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Winner: Sustainability Initiative


After winning the regional heat, GAP recently won the Best Sustainability Initiative at the Dublin City Neighbourhoods Awards. Sharon and Aoife were there to accept the award, and the team are delighted!       Dublin City Neighbourhoods: The Dublin City Neighbourhoods Competition is an annual competition for communities, schools and businesses organised by Dublin […]

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Gardening for Mental Health

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Today marks The World Health Organisation’s World Mental Health Day 2016. At GAP we believe that community gardens are part of our ideal sense of what a community should be. And so their value is priceless. Each autumn, the culinary benefits of gardening overflow into our kitchens. But the benefits of horticulture extend much further….   We […]

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Park Stewardship Programme

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The Park Stewardship Programme has returned and we’ll keep you updated on all of the great work St Josephs and Virgin Mary Boys accomplish: ABOUT PARK STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMME (PSP): This 10-part workshop introduces students to the concepts of sustainability and stewardship with hands-on workshops between classroom and parks on a range environmental themes. The objective […]

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The Sustainable Development Goals


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Following on from the Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015), on 25 September 2015, the 193 countries of the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Development Agenda titled Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.   What are the Sustainable Development Goals? Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an intergovernmental set […]

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Green Living Programme

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      WEEK 1 PROGRESS (08/08/16) The Green Living Programme (GLP) started on Monday evening at the Sillogue Neighbourhood Centre; the ladies were very keen to learn more about reducing their waste consumption and reusing materials before recycling them. Everyone pledged to reduce the plastic packaging they buy and use their reusable material shopping […]

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Community Gardens and Gardening Tips

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  Sharon and her busy team are always looking for extra hands to join the Dublin community gardens….all year round! They grow a wide range of fruit and vegetables for harvesting, and Sharon is always available for expert tips and guidence so no experience is required. For regular gardening tips from Sharon follow us on Facebook, Twitter […]

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Top Prize in Nationwide Water Challenge


  Cork’s Berrings NS were announced National Winners of  Water Explorer 2016 and will go on to compete in the GLOBAL FINALS later this year in London. Water Explorer is an innovative and global online platform, engaging pupils aged 8-14 years in water conservation. The award honours the pupils for their outstanding efforts in taking action to protect and conserve […]

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