What We Do
LAPN is all about the activities of local authorities in their own regions to support resource efficiency and waste prevention in a wide range of spheres such as:
- Local Authorities themselves
- Other organisations
There are many different projects in place and completed on many different topics.
Some key deliverables in recent years include:
- Dedicated, motivated, knowledgeable and trained local authority personnel implementing effective waste prevention and resource efficiency programmes in their functional areas locally
- A dynamic network of local authorities working in partnership and collaborating across functional areas, sharing resources and knowledge to avoid duplication of effort and achieve efficient implementation of initiatives
- Local authority personnel acting as local contact points for businesses and communities seeking advice on becoming more resource efficient
- Cross-linkages with all other NWPP projects, e.g. Green Festivals, Stop Food Waste, Greening Communities, Green Business, SMILE etc.
- Themed LAPN Working Groups, e.g. Greening Public Events; Food Waste; Water etc.
- Local area green community partnerships, e.g. Macroom-E, Corca Dhuibhne Glas, Green Map Carlow etc.
- Many resources for local authorities in Ireland such as:
- the LAPN Catalogue and Resource Efficiency Toolkit;
- the Green Your Festival website;
- many different Guides on how to become more resource efficient,
- an online discussion forum and networking took (Basecamp) which local authorities can join to network effectively;
- several Workshops, Plenary Meetings and Training sessions.