Secondary Schools Prevention Seminar in Wicklow

Wicklow County Council has held a one day seminar for secondary schools green school committee members on Waste Prevention. The aim was to provide Green School committees with training on waste prevention to help them develop the skills base to implement more effective prevention actions as part of their Green Schools programmes. The event was […]

Wicklow Food Waste Challenge Games for Primary Schools

Wicklow County Council is developing Food Waste Challenge resources for primary schools in order to promote food waste prevention and healthy eating among young people. The local authority is creating and rolling out two games in local schools, one for senior level and one for junior level which will help teachers introduce food waste prevention […]

Wicklow County Council Runs Hazardous Waste School Programmes

Since 2015, Wicklow County Council has been running, in partnership with the Dominican College in Wicklow, a Transition Year (TY) module called Sustainable Education. This module explored ways of behaving more sustainably and included actions taken by the students to practice new behaviours. This has now been developed further to undertake an education programme based […]

Wicklow Runs a Series of Food Waste Workshops

Wicklow County Council has run a number of Stop Food Waste workshops for householders based on the programme developed by CTC for use by local authorities. Working with Tidy Towns groups and local community groups in the county has been a very successful way of ensuring high participation rates. In 2016 alone Wicklow County Council […]

Wicklow Targets Textiles, Hazardous Waste and Businesses in 2015

Wicklow County Council took a three strand approach for its waste prevention LAPN projects in 2015. The textile reuse and recycling strand aimed to utilise the local charity shop sector to quantify the volume of textiles reused in the area and to examine (and improve) the types of textile reuse and recycling activities available to […]

Greener Gardening Guide now published

Greener Gardening: Your Guide To Chemical-Free Affordable GardeningĀ is now available. This useful and clearly written guide, produced by Southern Region Waste Management Office, Wicklow County Council and Clean Technology Centre shows how to be a greener gardener using natural products and fewer chemicals. This can reduce any negative environmental impacts though simple choices. The guide […]

Posters for LAPD and LAPN Projects

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: The following posters also summarise the whole programme – click on the images to learn more: