Online Repair Directory

Monaghan County Council has been working with County Councils from Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Meath, South Dublin, and Wicklow to develop an online Repair Directory. This follows on from the success of the Kilkenny Repair Directory developed in 2015 and which has been replicated on paper in other counties. The benefits of an online version of […]

BUY ME Performance Explores Ethical Consumption in Kilkenny

The Consuming Project in association with Rigout Productions and Open Circle Arts in County Kilkenny have developed and presented BUY ME. BUY ME is a multidisciplinary theatre presentation that looks at our relationship with fashion. It explores the issue of ethical clothing and the environmental impact of mass consumption. This performance was the product of a community collaboration between artists […]

Greening of Woodstock Gardens and Tea Room, Co. Kilkenny

Kilkenny County Council had begun a project to green Woodstock Gardens and Tea Room. Woodstock Gardens, located on the outskirts of Inistioge village, is Council operated and is home to a mix of formal and informal gardens with an arboretum, walled garden, terraced garden, yew walk and a rose garden. It also has a playground, […]

Meath Develops Awareness Raising Programme

Meath County Council has developed an Awareness programme for householders in the region consisting of three main elements. Firstly a Cinema Advertising Campaign is being implemented in Navan and Ashbourne Cinemas, highlighting food waste prevention. Secondly there are a number of lunch time lectures being given by Glenville Nutrition covering a range of topics including […]

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 […]

Carlow Engages with ICA on Food Waste Prevention

Carlow County Council has engaged with the local 13 guilds of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association to participate in the Stop Food Waste Challenge. The ICA is the largest women’s association in Ireland, with more than 10,000 members and over 500 Guilds across the country. The Carlow Federation was founded in 1956 and currently has 13 […]

Monaghan County Council Supports Monaghan Food Network

Monaghan Food Network is a recently established co-operative between restaurants and food producers in the North Monaghan area. Their aims are to promote local restaurants and local produce to a wider audience. In 2016/2017 Monaghan County Council Environment Section has supported the group in relation to sustainable food and food waste prevention with the following: […]

Laois County Council Engaging young people with iRadio

Laois County Council has developed and delivered a series of waste prevention related adverts on iRadio. The themes of the 30 second ads include information on and a call to action relating to: Food Waste Changing shopping habits Dashboard dining (eg alternatives to takeaway cups etc) It was felt that this is a good method […]

Remake Reuse and Reimagine with Books in Carlow

Carlow County Council, with support from Carlow Library Service, Crafty Fox, Myshall and local charity shops has implemented a project to bring new life to old books. Each year our local Libraries and local Charity shops send thousands of books to local landfills. These are old titles that have long gone out of fashion and […]

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 […]