Click here to see the full range of Irish activities by everyone, including the Irish EPA
Here is just some of what the local authorities are doing – get out there and support them!
Carlow County Council:
22 November: Garden Swap Shop – A “Tidy Towns Swap Shop” event will be held in Bagenalstown. Public will be encouraged to bring old, unnecessary pieces of equipment, (strimmers, gardening tools), garden furniture etc. All items will be swapped/given to other Tidy Towns groups instead of being thrown away. A WEEE collection is also being organised for the day on-site.
Cavan County Council:
19-27 November: Awareness in Waste Prevention – Activities taking place in Cavan Town – Green Schools Poster Campaign winners to be used for billboard campaign; Campaign about litter through local media – newspapers and radio; Music Youth bands day to raise awareness of EWWR; County-wide Billboard Campaign on Waste Prevention; Facebook awareness to reach youth and Cavan Institute students; Electric Car public session, local media radio interviews with each Local Authority Litter Warden to raise awareness on litter problems.
Cork County Council:
26th November: Various stakeholders and actors will demonstrate in Fota Wildlife Park actions supporting waste prevention, lowering of dependance on resources, extending the life of goods and avoiding food waste.
Galway County Council
21-25 November – Supermarket Campaign – Promotion of waste prevention in Galway; Launch of Waste Prevention Booklet; Press Release
Limerick Clare Kerry Regional Waste Office:
19 November: ICA Bootcamp Launch - Bringing a new life to old clothes: Representatives of the network will be showing how easy it is to make clothes last longer including: Hemming, Button & Zip repair, Customising for new life and basic sewing machine skills; A new web page will be launched aimed at encouraging all to pledge to complete a simple waste prevention action.
Monaghan County Council
19-27 November: Launch and promotion of Food Waste = Money Waste internet video which has been produced by Monaghan County Council. 21-25 Nov: The Smoothie Bike – Workshop in 5 different schools that focuses on our consumption patterns and how small changes can make a difference.
Waterford County Council
19-27 November – Food Waste Awareness - A Flash Mob event will be held in Dungarvan shopping centre to raise awareness of food waste and an environmental awareness campaign involving stands on the EcoCert, Green Business, Anti Litter awareness and promotion will also be held; participation by Green Schools in a competition to design a poster on food waste reduction – winning design will be printed onto a flag which will be raised on the day at the end of the flash mob event.
Carlow Local Authorities have supported the 2nd European Week for Waste Reduction.
There were two main events/initiatives in Carlow for EWWR, focussing mainly on food waste prevention.
A Community Composting Workshop with Nuala Madigan (IPCC) 22nd November 2010 at 7.30 in the Council Chambers, County Hall.
A full page advertisement and and competition in the Carlow People and a press release to other newspapers.
“Carlow County Council welcomes the opportunity to take part in this week and to highlight the work being done by ourselves and businesses throughout the county in their efforts to reduce waste and money”, explained Fionnghuala Ryan, Environmental Awarenes Officer. “Preventing waste can help all of us to save money in all aspects of our lives.”
Posters have been produced to summarise the individual projects of the Local Authority Prevention Demonstration (LAPD) and Local Authority Prevention Network (LAPN) programmes. Click on the images to see the full posters and more information: