The Great Limerick Run 2013 is going green

The Great Limerick Run 2013 is going green! Scheduled for May 5th 2013, this event will see 10,000 runners take to the streets of Limerick cheered on by 30,000 spectators. Greening the run will focus on preventing waste, using compostable disposable products, encouraging smarter travel to and from the event, choosing tap water to prevent […]

Cavan launching new video during EWWR

Cavan is celebrating EWWR on Saturday 24th November in Cavan Town with the launch  and premiere of a documentary video about the Greening of the Fleadh Cheoil as well as a range of other activities. Here is the lineup: Music Bands in Market Square from 12 – 5.30pm Green Fleadh 2012 Movie Premiere – Free […]

Green Your Festival website launched!

The Green Your Festival website was launched at the AOIFE annual conference, the Association of Irish Festival Events, on 8th November 2012 in Ballinasloe. This website is to showcase the work being done on events/festivals/destinations as part of LAPN and to provide materials for other local authorities and event organisers to follow suit and […]

Oldest Agricultural Show goes Green

The Iverk Show in Piltown, Co. Kilkenny will be the first agricultural show in Ireland to “Go Green” this year.  The show committee is working in partnership with the Waste Prevention Officer of Kilkenny Local Authority and the Local Authority Prevention Network to take the initial steps to improve the Show’s environmental performance. “Going Green” […]

Galway Arts Festival 2011 Goes Green

Galway Arts Festival 2011, in association with Galway City Council and the Environment Protection Agency LAPN Programme, ‘greened’ this year’s festival and reduced its environmental impact. As part of its commitment making the Festival ‘Green Aware’, festival events and venues adopted green principles, including waste reduction,  recycling, energy and water conservation. Businesses in the city […]

ResourceWise 2011 Presentations Now Available

The Environmental Protection Agency’s National Waste Prevention Programme’s conference ResourceWise 2011 was held on Wednesday 1 June 2011 at the Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel in Dublin. The event highlighted the wide range of work underway in Ireland in several sectors of society to minimise and prevent waste and encourage resource efficiency, and thereby reduce […]

ResourceWise 2011- National Waste Prevention Programme Conference

Date for your diaries: Wednesday 1 June 2011 ResourceWise 2011- National Waste Prevention Programme conference The EPA-led National Waste Prevention Programme is organising a conference looking at the challenges and opportunities in becoming more resource efficient, exploring ways of producing more value with fewer inputs, lessening our impact on the environment and consuming in a […]

LAPN Events and Locations Working Group plans for 2011

The LAPN Events and Locations Working Group met in Portlaoise in January 2011, to discuss its plans for 2011, create synergies, share resources among the group and build upon the successes of 2010. The group includes: Sharon Carroll, Galway City Council (; Michéal OCoileáin, Kerry County Council (; Pauline McDonagh, Limerick County Council ; Sinead […]

Waste Prevention BatucaMob – Cliffs Of Moher

The Limerick Clare Kerry region participated alongside other European regions with a local “BatucaMob” at the iconic Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare. The Cliffs of Moher are project partners with the LCK region on the local authority prevention network. Right across Europe the “BatucaMob” event was a symbolic and unified action of people coming together […]

Carlow supports 2nd European Week for Waste Reduction

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 […]