Galway City and County Councils and GMIT to Host Food Waste Prevention Event

Galway City and County County Councils and GMIT will Host Food Waste Prevention Event in 2018. This initiative is based a two day event in GMIT (over two weeks) with culinary demonstration and panel discussions designed to highlight food waste as an issue and address solutions. The event will be streamed live. The relevance to […]

An LAPN Stop Food Waste Challenge for Secondary Schools

Galway City Council, Galway County Council, Mayo County Council and Roscommon County Council have developed a specific programme/module aimed at secondary school students to engage them on the issue of food waste and also challenge them to take actions in their home/school to prevent food waste. The four local authorities are piloting the programme in […]

Galway Reuse and Repair Initiative, 2017

Galway County Council and Galway City Council have co-hosted The Galway Reuse and Repair Initiative, 2017 This event was designed to showcase examples of reuse, repair and upcycling currently being undertaken by businesses, organisations, voluntary groups and others in Galway and beyond. The event built on a similar event held in 2016. A social media […]

Galway City and County Councils Green Business Promotion Initiative

Galway City and County Councils’ Green Business Promotion Initiative is based on creating awareness of the importance of waste prevention, food waste prevention and resource efficiency amongst the SME sector and will involve two elements. Firstly, it is intended to deliver a Green Business Seminar as a joint initiative in conjunction with Galway County Council […]

Food Waste Prevention in Tuam

Galway County Council, with support from Tuam Community Council and Tuam Tidy Towns has engaged with approximately 50 households in the Food Waste Prevention initiative which took place in Tuam during October and November 2015. The project aimed to build capacity amongst householders in the Tuam area on food waste prevention in the home and […]

Compost Awareness Events, May 2013

To support Compost Awareness Week in May, 2013, several local authorities, with support from Stop Food Waste, are organising events to support home composting in their regions. Here’s just two examples (more to follow): Cork County Council: Fota Plant Fair Sun 21st 10-5 pm Ballysheedy GC on Sat 18th May 11-4 pm Blackwater GC on […]

Galway City Council develops multilingual waste management leaflets

Galway City Council Environment Department has produced multilingual waste management leaflets for restaurants and businesses in the city. To reflect the multicultural and multilingual nature of the Galway City community, these guides have been developed and distributed in English, Urdu (Indian) and Mandarin (Chinese). These have now been distributed to restaurants in the city and […]

Food Waste Prevention Events in GMIT in Galway

Galway City Council and Galway County Council joined forces with the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) to host a free public workshop and cooking demonstration on food waste prevention on Wednesday, 28th November in GMIT between 2-5 pm. As part of the event, GMIT’s culinary arts lecturers Maria Conboy, Dr Claire Gilsenan and Eamonn Hoult […]

Local Authorities Supporting European Week of Waste Reduction

Several local authorities are supporting the 2011 European Week of Waste Reduction (EWWR) with a wide range of local activities. 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! aaa […]

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 […]