Carlingford Tidy Towns Wins Special Waste Prevention Award

The EPA has given Carlingford Tidy Towns a special award for innovation for their 2017 project promoting reusable cups. Reusable plastic cups, called green goblets, for sporting events and community groups were used to replace disposable plastic or paper cup/disposable single use plastic bottles. 3240 cups were ordered from Green Goblet Limited. The cups have […]

Westmeath County Council Waste & Water Audit at Body & Soul Festival

Westmeath County Council has carried out Waste & Water audit at Body & Soul Festival 2017 to establish baseline survey and establish usage rates per festival goer. This was to establish a baseline of waste created per person that can be used over the next 2 years to target improvements by festival organisers. It will […]

Cork City Greens Christmas GLOW Festival

Cork City Council has greened the annual Christmas GLOW Festival in the city. GLOW is a major festival celebrating Christmas in the heart of the city, in the Grand Parade area in the weeks coming up to Christmas. Tens of thousands of people visit GLOW annually, and with many food stalls and other outlets, large […]

Food Waste Festival in Huntington Castle, Carlow

In 2016 Carlow County Council worked with Clonegal Tidy Towns in putting together a Food Waste Festival in the grounds of Huntingdon Castle. Clonegal Tidy Towns is a very successful and proactive group who have been within 1 mark of the National Tidy Towns title. Activities that took place at the event included: Food Waste […]

Tipperary Greens Local Festivals/Shows

Tipperary County Council has begun a programme of greening shows and festivals in the county. The events that have been targeted include: Clonmel Show, Bansha Show, Dualla Show, Nenagh Show, Thurles Sports Week and the Taste of Roscrea. Approximately 15,000 people attend these events annually. Tipperary County Council decided to deal with the “Waste and […]

Greening of Events in Donegal

Donegal County Council (DCC) has been involved in the greening of two events in the county in 2016: The Clonmany Agricultural Show and The Inishowen Food Festival.   Clonmany Agricultural Show DCC worked with the Clonmany Agricultural Show committee on implementing some greening steps for its show this year. The show took place on Tuesday […]

Festive Cookery Demonstrations in Laois

Laois County Council has implemented four Festive Cookery Demonstrations and distributed Promotional Materials including an A5 Flyer and other materials promoting waste prevention. These events took place from September to December 2015 in various venues and events around the county, including: National Ploughing Championships (NPC) and Social Media campaign Teacher Training Workshops – completed and […]

Greening of Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan, Nenagh

Tipperary County Council ‘greened’ the Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan in Nenagh, from the 12th to the 19th July, 2015. Attendance at the festival was in the order of 15,000 over the course of the week with the majority of people participating from the 17th to 19th July. The amount of waste generated at festivals & […]

Sligo’s Green Fleadh, 2014 and 2015

Sligo County Council has greened Fleadh Cheoil Na hÉireann Sligeach in 2014 and 2015 with a huge array of activities and programmes. The aim of Green Fleadh 2015, an integral part Fleadh Cheoil Na hÉireann Sligeach 2015 was to build on the success of Green Fleadh 2014, which was awarded Highly Commended in the Green […]

LAPN at the Iverk Show 2014

Local authorities were active at the 2014 Iverk Show on the 23rd August, in Piltown, Co. Kilkenny. The LAPNers hosted a Stop Food Waste stand, promoting household waste prevention to the large crowd. In the past, Kilkenny County Council has worked with the organisers of the Iverk Show, in Piltown, to reduce their waste management […]