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Green Fleadh Ceoil Sligo 2015

With support from The Local Authority Prevention Network (LAPN) and Green Your Festival, The Fleadh Ceoil in Sligo has taken a number of measures to go green in 2015, building on the work done in 2014. A reusable Green Fleadh branded plastic glass for use outdoors proved popular. A ‘Green Aware’ programme has been run […]

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Food for Thought Garden wins Silver Medal at Bloom!

We’re delighted to announce that The Food for Thought Garden won a Silver Prize at Bloom! The main aim of the Food for Thought Garden at Bloom, designed by Elma Fenton and commissioned by Dublin City Council and Cork Institute of Technology’s Clean Technology Centre, is to highlight food waste and show how to prevent […]

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Clare Garden Festival Goes Green Again in 2014

Clare Garden Festival in Ennis went green again in 2014 with a great turnout and many initiatives. Stop Food Waste and Maintaining your Septic Tank were the 2 main messages at the Environment stand.  Two of the local Master Composters, Maureen and Jean helped out.  Donal O’Leary (Stop Food Waste) and Joan Tarmey (Clare County Council) had […]

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Dublin City Council works with Bloom 2014

As part of the National Waste Prevention Programme, Dublin City Council are assisting the organisers of the Bloom 2014 Festival with greening initiatives. Bloom 2014 is taking place in the Phoenix Park Dublin over the June bank holiday weekend, from Thursday 29th May until Monday 2nd June 2014. Bloom 2013 was the 7th year of […]

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Special Olympics Limerick 2014 Goes Green

The 2014 Special Olympics Ireland Games will take place in Limerick from Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th June 2014. 1,500 Special Olympics athletes from the 4 corners of Ireland will participate in the 3-day residential Games, in 13 sports competitions and a Motor Activities Training Programme. In addition to the 1,500 athletes we will also […]

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Adare to Survive 2013 Goes Green

Adare to Survive is a 7.5km military style obstacle race taking place in Clonshire Equestrian Centre Adare, Co Limerick on Sunday September 29th 2013. Organisers are gearing up to accommodate 1000 contestants and approximately the same number of spectators. http://www.adaretosurvive.com/ This year, with support from the Regional Waste Management Office, Adare to Survive is going […]

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Connemara Pony Festival Goes Green 2013

In conjunction with Galway County Council’s Waste Prevention Programme, Connemara Pony Festival Goes Green 2013. The Greening of this year’s festival, held every Summer in Clifden, involved the festival committee working to increase the quantities of waste diverted from landfill through improved composting and recycling practices at the festival. This was achieved through all on site […]

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Westport Festival of Music & Food goes green in 2013

If you are travelling to Westport at the end of June for the Westport Festival of Music & Food we want to let you know that the Environment Department of Mayo County Council is busy preparing to ‘Green’ this year’s event.   A new waste segregation bin system will be available this year with facilities […]

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Clare Garden Festival goes green

The Clare Garden Festival in Ennis went green in 2013. The Festival, which attracted more than 1500 visitors this year was a great success.  There was a very well attended environment stand with lots of enquiries on composting and food waste. Two of the master composters along with Donal O’Leary did sterling work on the […]

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Barrowfest/Carlow County Fleadh goes green in 2013

Barrowfest/Carlow County Fleadh, 24th – 26th May, 2103 is going green this year in cooperation with Carlow County Council. The beautiful village of Leighlinbridge is home to the Carlow County Fleadh and Barrowfest which runs from 24th – 26th May 2013. Carlow County Council are helping the organisers of this community festival to begin greening […]

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